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    Hi all, just joined the forum. I am 59, been cycling for 10yrs. Got 4 cycles and a tandem. Holdsworth 1982 Nouvo record-Puegot Tourer- Dawes street cruiser and a Giant expedition MTB . Tandem is unknown but fantastic for holidays and days out with Sue my wife of 40yrs. Cycling is the best thing I have ever done, wish I'd started earlier in my life instead of drinking wine and whisky :-) ??? Its interesting to read the forums and very informative. I am hoping to join a local CTC soon to go on group rides again. Pezman65

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    Sounds like quite the bike collection. Someday I'm going to have to invest in a tandem. They look like fun. Welcome to Bike Forums.

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    Hi Thanks fo your reply, I would recomend a tandem especially if you have a partner who is not as strong a cyclist as you. With Panniers you can have a great day out and talk together without feeling you are always waiting for them or them feeling they are holding you back. Paul

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    Sounds perfect for my wife and I. She doesn't mind going mountain biking with me, however she's not a big fan of road biking. Likely because she's not proficient at it yet. One question for you, how hard is it to pedal a tandem up an incline compared to a regular bike?

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    It's easier

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    [...] how hard is it to pedal a tandem up an incline compared to a regular bike?
    I've found that climbing with my wife on the tandem is easier than either:
    1. climbing solo at too low a cadence (her half-bike has lower gears than mine, and she's not afraid to use them
    2. waiting around for her at the top
    Last edited by Bruce Rosar; 02-16-09 at 05:30 AM. Reason: tweak
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    Yes I agree with Bruce, Power to weight ratio is far better. Not found a problem with any hill yet and we did a holiday in wales last year and came up the 4.5 mile hill out of Abersoc fully loaded. Only needed two bottles of wine to recuperate, :-)

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