Looks like a tandem is in Jan's and my future
I've been looking at the concept for some time. Today we wandered into a large bike shop and, among other things, asked what they had in the way of entry level tandems. Well, turns out the bloke we were talking to is not only a tandem rider but is keen enough to be thinking of starting a tandem riding group here.
So, Jan's now keen. She rides but is very nervous thanks to a bad fall a few years ago - flat, low speed bike paths that are deserted and dead straight are her limit (I'm not kidding).
My tandem experience is zero though I often tow my daughter around on her tag-along.
Nothing can come of this until I get a job ... which could be next week or next year
You also need to remember that this is Adelaide - not only does the bike industry here stink but the market's so small that there aren't many tandems around, so strategies like 'go ride lots of different ones' just aren't going to happen.
Considering the time frame (flexible and probably measured in months rather than weeks), and the fact that I'll probably be limited to a choice of one or two (probably the Apollo range), any thoughts, comments or suggestions? General comments are probably more useful than specific at the moment as I won't go actively looking until I'm in a position to buy.