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  1. 50+ mph many times on our tandem. Now at ages...

    50+ mph many times on our tandem.
    Now at ages 83/80 we are no longer that foolish . . . but it was fun!!!
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    We vote by mail-in. Used to ride our tandem to...

    We vote by mail-in.
    Used to ride our tandem to the polling place . . .
  3. Have had c/f EC/90 drop bars on our tandem (front...

    Have had c/f EC/90 drop bars on our tandem (front and back) for 45,000+ miles . . .
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    Garage (!) for both our tandem and single bikes.

    Garage (!) for both our tandem and single bikes.
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    Don't believe evrything you read . . .

    Don't believe evrything you read . . .
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    Have pulled a few solo break aways during Sr....

    Have pulled a few solo break aways during Sr. Olympic competitions.
    Usually a couple guys will chase and latch on to my wheel.
    If they cooperate and take turn pulling, that's fine.
    If not, then...
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    Sounds like you live in the Flagstaff area . . . ...

    Sounds like you live in the Flagstaff area . . .
    Crappy bike = crappy components = crappy ride.
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    Congrats . . . but I've got kids your age!

    Congrats . . . but I've got kids your age!
  9. Toeclips/straps on both our tandem and single. ...

    Toeclips/straps on both our tandem and single.
    Tried clipless about 3 years ago for about 3,000 miles on our then new tandem. Stoker had foot/knee issues (not enough float?) and at her request...
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    Stoker always has done her share of the workload....

    Stoker always has done her share of the workload. However at age 80, she's still 'a youngster'!
    Here she is in northern Utah last summer . . . still smiling!
    On our tandem we do run a triple . . .
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    Geez . . . you need such a granny to ride up to...

    Geez . . . you need such a granny to ride up to Stoney Creek Park? (used to live out that way)
    BTW am 83 years old and use 12-30 39/53 in much hillier AZ.
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    Have ridden that exact area hundreds of times in...

    Have ridden that exact area hundreds of times in the past 30-some years. Never had an issue.
    The change in colored paint for the bicycle lane is an eye catcher that's been there several years; lots...
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    I do not worry about close calls. Been hit...

    I do not worry about close calls.
    Been hit several times (twice at 45 mph from behind on single and on tandem).
    In over 300,000 miles of bicyxcling it's gonna happen sometime!
    Now, at age 83, I...
  14. Thread: Streetcars

    by zonatandem
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    Currently living in Tucson, AZ. Yes we have a...

    Currently living in Tucson, AZ.
    Yes we have a 'new' streetcar system downtown; no use to us living 12 miles away.
    30+ years ago they removed all tracks from the old streetcar setup and built new...
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    We really can't lighten up the riders much . . . ...

    We really can't lighten up the riders much . . .
    Total weight of pilot + stoker is under 240 lbs.
    Total combined age is 163.
    Yeah, growin' old is not for sissies!
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    Hanging on to our custom 2003 Zona c/f tandem;...

    Hanging on to our custom 2003 Zona c/f tandem; it's 'almost' broken in with 45,000 on the odometer.
    Without our stuff/necessities on the the bike (tools, trunkbag, water, rack) it weighed in at 26.5...
  17. If you don't like the postal service, then use...

    If you don't like the postal service, then use something else.
    Kwitchyerbellyachin'!
  18. Put over 100,000 mileson a set; transferred them...

    Put over 100,000 mileson a set; transferred them from one of our tandems to the next one.
    Excellent even when I took 'em off index shifting so I could use a extra cogs.
  19. It is not how many years you have owned a...

    It is not how many years you have owned a bicycle.
    It's how many miles did you ride it during that time!!!
    Our present custom c/f tandem has 45,000+ miles on it and is almost 13 years old.
    The...
  20. Thread: knee health

    by zonatandem
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    Possible joint issues? Been taking...

    Possible joint issues?
    Been taking Glucosomine/Chondroitin/MSM for over 20 years and have cycled 300,000+ miles since the early 1970s. No knee or joint issues (so far!).
    Now 83 years old, still...
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    Have ridden c/f tandem(s) for 45,000+ miles. ...

    Have ridden c/f tandem(s) for 45,000+ miles.
    Various steel tandems for 200,000+ miles.
    Have owned 4 steel/alloy and one c/f tandem and ridden 30+ brands/models of tandems since 1975.
    Less mileage...
  22. Age 83; over 300,000 miles of bicycling since the...

    Age 83; over 300,000 miles of bicycling since the 1970s.
    Pedaled 4,500 miles in 2015.

    I'm fine!
    So what's the problem?
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    The latest gadget for a bicyclist may well be a...

    The latest gadget for a bicyclist may well be a tape measure if a law lact that can be passsed and enforced!
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    Moved to the desert southwest in 1978 . . . have...

    Moved to the desert southwest in 1978 . . . have not shoveled snow since I left Michigan.
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    Switch girlfriends . . .

    Switch girlfriends . . .
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