Hi, I signed up yesterday after lurking for a few weeks. My girlfriend and I live in Minneapolis (MN), and are debating the merits of an extended tandem tour next summer. The debate centers largely on whether or not we get a tandem or ride solos. I think we're going to get a 2 seater soon, but have to decide between used & unseen vs. new, expensive & warranty.
As bikers, we have a collection. She's been commuting by bike for a couple years & has a good collection ranging from a '69 Schwinn one-speed to modern road & mtn bikes. Plus a 3 wheeler she pulled out of the dumpster that needs a few parts. I've been a long time biker, but not as much lately; I gave up mtn biking when I got a dog & haven't committed to commuting to work. So I only have 2 bikes (road & mtn).
Prolly gonna hang around the tandem, touring & mechanics forums. Thanks to those that have already responded.