Not really asking for advice, just sharing a situation
One of the stronger guys I ride with has just signed himself and his wife for one of the UKs classic rides, Lands End to John o'Groats, furthest south east to furthest north west. About a thousand miles in 20 days, organised trip with itinerary and accommodation organised. Sounds great.
He's fit and a very good bike handler. His wife is very fit too, has run a marathon, but a bit less bike experienced. They've just bought a tandem. Have all of 25 miles on it.
Spouse and I have a tandem, and about 15 years and a lot of miles on it. They want to try it out, to see if they prefer to do their long ride on the long bike or on two singles.
My tandem is in very poor shape just at the moment. Brakes are tired. Gears don't shift right - I bought a new pair of wheels with a 9 speed cassette, but the bar end shifters are still the original 7 speeders. With the shifters set to 'friction' not 'index' I can work them, but it's not intuitive. Forgiving spouse and I can still use it fine, but its not really a demonstration rig.
I'm wondering whether or not to supply, as asked, a demonstration ride. Hmmm