"She's the terror of Colorado Blvd."
Well this lil ol' lady wasn't from Pasadena, but she sure was moving! I was talking my autistic sister to breakfast on the tandem, when suddenly we were passed by this phenom. I realized several things. One, I have another 15 years in me. Two. Fat, nubby, moutain style tires slow you down more than you think. Three. My sister has been sandbagging me! I realized that what I THOUGHT was improperly slack tension on the drive chain, was actually my sister matching the speed of her sprocket to mine, giving me the false impression that she was "Pulling her weight"! After I got her to actually HELP, we gained on Grandma.....for a while. We couldn't close the gap any more and then had to turn off. (THANK GOD!)
ps There was one sorely vexed rear seater coming home from breakfast! NO FREE RIDE SISTER!