Looking to get some insight and thoughts from others who have "been there, done that" before we drop the $$$ for a tandem.
My wife and I both ride road and mountain. We also have an almost 3-year old son and his Burley Solo trailer that we use on the road.
We just recently got back into road biking after living in Alaska for 5 years. We are considering a tandem, but want to make sure it's right for us.
My wife and I both have all the cycling "gear" anyone could need...shoes, clothes, helmets, gloves, etc. We both love road riding, but my problem is - she's not as strong as I am, nor can she ride as long as I can, even when I am towing our son.
We are hoping that a tandem would alleviate that problem, and still allow us a good workout. I would still want to ride solo a few times per week, to work on the more technical aspects of road riding. Plus I would want to get away from her now and then!
We plan on doing some centuries, as well as some road racing (tandem and solo).
So...knowing what I just told you...do you think a tandem is right for us?
Andy and Vickie