Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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Originally Posted by flip18436572
I have tried talking the wife into a tandem, but until she is out of her RN year of school. Studying is her priority.
Did you have a lot of fun?
Uhhh today? NO!
.......Not the bike's fault!
The more you ride a tandem , the better it gets. You and your partner get in synch with one another and then it's great! We had singles about 2 years before a tandem. Once we got the tandem we barely touched the single for nearly 2 years. It was great! We did 3 centures and maybe 3,000 a year on the tandem.
Picked up the tandem in 98, so we rode it for quite a while. Later I found a single that she loved so she rode it half and half for a couple of years. Then the new CF roadie. She really loves this bike now. SO the last 3 years it's been all about the roadie. Plus she's been on a mission to better her yearly mileage on her single.
Tandems are great but you have to stay on top of them. If you slack, you lose it. But it was also a great toolk in helping develope her abilities.
First time we've been on the tandem in months, maybe 10th ride of the year. So it wasn't all it could be!
When we did ride the tandem more often, it was great. We did some serious climbs on it too. Tough but doable, just not very fast!