Most of you realise that I ride a Tandem and that is my main ride. Still have to keep a solo for when we cannot get out together but How many other 50+ers have Tandems. They keep getting the odd mention and it almost seems as if people are afraid to mention them.
I know there is a Tandem forum but I am talking about us on this forum.
Brief history --- I got a Tandem in 2002 when I had not recovered mentally from Prostate Cancer. Thought was that with a strong rider- I would be able to keep up with the group. That was wrong- but eventually I found Stuart. We got on well together and have been riding ever since. We mainly do offroad so the Cannondale MT2000 has been modified to suit with Big Brakes- Strong wheels and Downhill forks. It is not a cheap bike to maintain but luckily I am an accomplished Mechanic and manage to do all the maintenance myself.
I realise that a Tandem may not be everyones cup of tea as they are expensive to buy- expensive to maintain, are heavy- don't go up hills easily- Brakes don't work and the steering is not that good. Only thing is they are fantastic to ride.
So many others on here have Tandems and What do they think of them?
Incidentally the two attachments were taken around the same part of the South Downs Way. The clean one was in 2004