I had my first go on a tandem yesterday when I was assessed by a visually impaired cycling club member as a pilot. The stocker was very experienced (and an excellent navigator) but Im not sure if there was something wrong with my technique or the bike.
Are you supposed to steer the bike to make it turn, or lean it and use steering to correct the lean?
I ran off the road twice after trying to avoid raised speed bumps in the middle of the lane, steeply cambered gutters and slippery white paint. Fortunately I stopped before crashing but it was a bit unsettling.
The forks may have been misaligned since the bike did not track well.
What is the correct technique for getting around road obstacles?