So my fiancee and I were on a group ride today, and at the end of the ride one of the other riders mentioned that "usually people wait till a certain age to start riding a tandem." I'm 28 and she's 32.
Mollie had a horrible cycling experience in her past (hit by a car, facial reconstruction, whole 9 yards), and tandeming was a way that we found to get her riding and enjoying it again. In fact, after our first weekend of owning a tandem, she was itching to ride a half century. We couldn't be happier!
So the question is this--Are young tandem teams really that unusual? Granted, I haven't met many, but I haven't really met a ton of tandem couples yet, so my sample size is pretty small. It just seems like such a cool way to enjoy an activity that totally brings a couple together.
How old were you when you started tandeming? Is a team average age of 30 that strange?