Tandem Cycling - Pictures of happy tandem couples?
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We should have a sticky thread of you and your captain/stoker having fun on your tandem!
02-26-08, 05:27 PM
The bottom photo is absolutely outstanding.....the essence of tandeming exquisitely captured!!!!
I'll get one of our's up asap.
02-26-08, 05:45 PM
We made it through my Cancer as a team, finished the LiveSTRONG Challenge as a team, but couldn't pull off a low five in the photo-op because she was busy taking her own pictures.
No problem, we had a great ride that day and enjoy a great life together everyday.
Sad to say, I have no pics of my wife and I on our KHS. This is Somebody Else at last Fall's Hilly Hundred.
Cap'n and Stoker standing next to our Tandemania Comp. For 2008, I will enlist someone to take action pics of us.
02-26-08, 08:49 PM
After 33+ years of tandeming this woman is still smiling . . .
. . . and as usual, we're having a good time!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
All American 6
02-27-08, 06:42 AM
My littlest stoker. This picture is on the KATY Trail in Missouri. A great state park trail that almost goes the length of the state.
The Burley Zydeco with Piccolo trail bike was our first tandem. It was our ride from 2004-07
In 2008 we upgraded to a Bushnell Triplet from Precision Tandems in Kansas City. http://www.precisiontandems.com/index.html
This picture was taken at the Shark Valley Visitor Center in the Everglades.
02-27-08, 08:00 AM
What a fun thread this is! Thanks for starting it!
This was taken for a newspaper article in November:
This is from last summer:
UPDATE, this taken last week with the new bike.
02-27-08, 11:13 AM
We looked happier at the top of the hill...
Awesome pictures, everyone- can a mod make this one sticky so that others can see how much fun we have??? TandemGeek, yours in particular is awesome- was that at an event with a photographer set up on a fast downhill?
02-27-08, 02:24 PM
Me stoker and girlfriend captain and yes, we get a lot of comments about her being in front and me in the back, I think I will have a jersey made that says Im Blind... or something.
Otherwise, its really fun!
Looks like you guys are having a blast!
02-27-08, 04:57 PM
My wife would never allow me to ride behind her. And I don't trust myself, either.
I'll post a pic shortly.
02-27-08, 05:32 PM
A nice thread.
Here we are on a triplet.
and with my hunney :)
02-27-08, 07:39 PM
Here are some pictures we have taken of happy people on tandems:
And one taken of us climbing up Brasstown Bald just before the Tour de Georgia:
02-28-08, 07:48 AM
The first two were from Cycle Oregon last year - we may not look very happy in the first pic but at that speed we're smiling big inside. Second is from the 27 degree morning leaving Lapine. Third is from he Northwest Tandem Rally in Bend Oregon in 2005.
02-28-08, 08:20 AM
First pic is from the Davis Bike Club "Tandem Toot" ride around the Sutter Buttes last fall -- the smallest mountain range in the world. The jerseys are from our 2007 DBC March Madness (Mad Marchness?) annual event -- we max our miles in March to raise $$ for kids' bike helmets.
02-28-08, 08:26 AM
On our way to swim lessons. Turns out nobody ever has a camera when my wife is stoking on Purple Perdition.
02-28-08, 08:59 AM
This is us with our older daughter as mid-stoker:
02-28-08, 03:07 PM
Three happy kids and their ol' dad...
02-28-08, 03:29 PM
Taken summer before last...for some reason, we've got lots of pics of us and the bike from last year, but none of us actually on the bike....
02-28-08, 03:46 PM
I don't have any pictures of us riding. This was after we finished our first tandem ride. Look at that smile, she was hooked.
Tuscany Italy Vineyards as back drop on a tour of a castle.
Shot over my shoulder climbing the Category 1, 6 mile climb to the walled city of Volterra, Italy
Dunlap Time Trial last year
02-28-08, 07:41 PM
I love seeing everyone's photos! First photo is of us on the 2006 RAIN ride (Ride Across INdiana) - at about mile 110 of 160 on the way to the farthest we've ever ridden in one day 160 miles. The second is on the 2007 Tennessee Tandem Rally in part of a group. Third is a photo over my shoulder last fall in Brown County State Park, not far from Horseman's Camp Hill that made it into Bicycling's top 100 climbs. Fourth and last is a photo of us and Counselguy at a rest stop on the 2007 Southern Tandem Rally.
02-28-08, 08:12 PM
Nice to be able to put some faces to folks on this forum!
Ready to ride on the Canadian prairies.
02-28-08, 09:39 PM
It is great to see all the teams :D
Health and Happiness to everyone :)
02-28-08, 10:41 PM
None with the wife on the bike, she has not had much stoker time between pregnancies and newborns. Missing are the wife and the baby.
This is just after we got the Piccolo last Spring. We have since had a new trailer arm fabricated to level out trailer when attached to the Piccolo. I'll try to remember to update the photo in the next few months when my wife will be able to ride.
02-29-08, 06:19 AM
Sorry, no pictures riding yet, but here is a picture of my lovely stoker and bike.
And if you want to see our faces, here is the whole family without a bike. All have been my stokers from time to time, though the boys are generaly much less likely to take the back seat, and I mostly ride with my wife, Eukene.
02-29-08, 07:36 AM
Beautiful family, and city, and tandem... thanks for sharing
02-29-08, 08:03 AM
Forgot to place the pictures. The tandem picture is in the entrance to the port of Pasajes, just outside of San Sebastian in the Basque Country of Spain. If any of you ever get there you must eat at the Camara restaurant which is one of the overhanging balconies over the water in the background. The family picture is our daughter's graduation in Boston College.
02-29-08, 04:41 PM
As others have mentioned, it is great to put some faces to names. Here are a couple photos we took yesterday just for this. Joyce and I on our new Santana Beyond doing some antics. Second one is of friends Craig and Allison on a home built recumbent. Just a leasurly tour around the bay in San Diego.
02-29-08, 06:13 PM
At MWTR in 2006 near the top of a rise. I'd like to point out that you can tell from the pic who is working and who is not:
02-29-08, 06:15 PM
In Montezuma, Co near Keystone in July of 2007:
03-01-08, 08:07 AM
John and Katherine in front of a winery, March 2007. Russian River (northern California, Sonoma county, see wineroad.com) Barrel tasting event, the first 2 weekends of March (on now). Loads of fun and amazingly, no problems on the roads. Couldn't make it this year, but wanted to.
03-01-08, 10:58 AM
Start and finish of the Rotorua to Taupo 100KM Flyer
Source to Sea 160KM Challenge
Jas and Aysha
03-01-08, 12:45 PM
On a Swiss Alp (climbing, therefore helmets off :rolleyes:)
Going down in same Swiss Alps (in fact, it was much steeper than it appears in this picture!
03-01-08, 02:58 PM
We may not look too happy, but we really are- we just managed to thread our way through a downhill crash where 20 or so riders went down in front of us during the Horsefarm 100 in Gainesville, Fl a couple of years ago.
My stoker is blind, so all she heard was an exclamation (Sh*t!), and then she listened to my blow by blow of the carnage. We REALLY are happy- that we didn't go down :)
03-01-08, 06:01 PM
This is Renee and me today at the top of Mt Hamilton outside San Jose. A little over a week ago the Tour of California raced through here. It's a 4200 foot climb. This is Renee's first-ever bike ride to the top and it's our first ride to the top on our tandem.
When this shot was taken it was 40 degrees and windy ... we were freezing!! And the descent was ahead of us -- a white knuckle bomb on the best of days. Those disc brakes got a massive workout today.
She's feeling the climb today (as am I!!) but she's grinning ear to ear.
03-02-08, 09:09 PM
The picture was taken in 2001 at the far end of the Hiawatha Trail's 1.6 mile long Taft Tunnel. It was taken in August with temps above 90 degs. Our day started at Idaho's Lookout Pass Ski lodge in which we rode 56 miles of rail trail and some really rough dirt roads. 17 miles of the ride was some pretty good climbing to include the 10 mile grind back up to Lookout Pass. It took us over 5 hours and we both went through our 100oz Camel Backs twice and a lot of Cliff bars. Even though it was a scrocher of a day the middle of the Taft Tunnel was 39 degs. Sadly due to heart problems the wife hasn't riden the tandem in a few years.
03-03-08, 05:26 PM
Debi and me riding one of our favorite events, the Georgia Tandem Rally.
03-03-08, 06:10 PM
My wife and I enjoying our time TWOgether. First picture was taken as we were cruising through the Highlands Hammock State Park here in FL this winter. Second is during the 2007 Sebring Tandem Weekend. Looking forward to the '08 Sebring event and also the GTR!
03-03-08, 07:03 PM
Have enjoyed the pics..... We're riding past a farm in NC.
03-04-08, 08:58 PM
Taken this past weekend, by taxi777.
03-05-08, 10:38 AM
Riding down in San Felasco by Gainesville, FL.
We just bought this bike last week, and here's our departure for our first ride together!
It's a Melton tandem, which we found on Craigslist in Mountain View California. Beautiful steel fillet-brazed Marathon style frame, 60cm/58cm c-c, red paint in nice shape except for a few scratches. It's equipped with Mafac levers and cantilever brakes, Arai drum brake, Phil 48h hubs, TA cranks, SunTour VX rear and Compe-V front derailleurs (3x7 with bar-end shifters). I'm presuming it was built before he joined Santana in 1982.
It's our family's first tandem, joining our fleet of eight single bikes and two unicycles. I'd love to learn more about the history of the bike and its maker.
03-26-08, 09:23 AM
My daughter and I ready to start Hilly Hundred 2007
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