Just joined after spending much time reading but not being able to reply. My wife and I bought our Trek T-1000 tandem from Richardson Bike Mart in Dallas. It is the most incredible bike shop I have ever been in. We have read and learned much from the forum. Unfortunately for us, we are the only tandem we know of in our area (Beaumont,Tx.) and their does not seem to be a lot of tandem riders in the Houston area where we travel to often. If any in our area read this, drop us an email.
The the tandem has been great for us. My wife really enjoys the fact that she will not get dropped. The conversation time is great also. We have 2 teenage daughters and spending time together and finding time to ride are not easy. When we do ride, we ride for enjoyment. Both in our 40's, we know our competitive days are over. Sometimes though we can still hold our own for a short distance!
Anyway, we hope to get to know many of you through the wonders of technology and maybe see you on the road somewhere!