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Old 11-29-06, 11:08 AM   #1
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Tandems on Metrolink/Coaster?

I've taken my "regular" bike down to Solana Beach, then used the Coaster train to get to Oceanside, followed by the Metrolink train to get back to Irvine. Has anyone done this on a tandem? It looks like a tandem would fit on the Metrolink, but I don't recall what the bike storage looks like on the Coaster.
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Old 11-29-06, 11:14 AM   #2
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I've taken my "regular" bike down to Solana Beach, then used the Coaster train to get to Oceanside, followed by the Metrolink train to get back to Irvine. Has anyone done this on a tandem? It looks like a tandem would fit on the Metrolink, but I don't recall what the bike storage looks like on the Coaster.
Even though the tandem might fit on the MetroLink, I would think it would be hard to maneuver. The door at the bike end of the car has the dang vertical bar in it. If you use the other door, it might be awkward getting it to the bike side.
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Old 11-29-06, 12:23 PM   #3
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I searched the Coaster and Metrolink websites for information regarding tandems on the trains. There is nothing that specifically excludes tandems (unlike MTA), but Coaster has a 6 foot limit.

http://www.gonctd.com/coaster/coasterh.html#bike

That pretty much eliminates tandems, and long wheelbase recumbents. I think you would find the same difficulties on Metrolink trains. However, if you decide to give it a go, I would like to hear about your experience.
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