Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-06-05, 08:47 PM   #1
frameteam2003
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pleasanton Tx
Bikes: old,older.and very old
Posts: 1,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
30 miles on a granola bar

I gotta get one of those new tandems that get 30 miles to a granola bar---the one I have only gets 10 miles on two cheeseburgers/order of onion rings,and 3 beers!---sam
frameteam2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-05, 10:11 PM   #2
zonatandem
Senior Member
 
zonatandem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
Posts: 10,859
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Rode 33 miles today and pilot consumed half an apple, stoker had one foodbar.
Fast food does not make you faster!
zonatandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-05, 10:14 PM   #3
Brian
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
Posts: 16,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It hardly that simple. We generally require 2 Clif bars for 30 miles. But that's for an off-road excursion.
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 01:32 AM   #4
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Expatriate
It hardly that simple. We generally require 2 Clif bars for 30 miles. But that's for an off-road excursion.
30 miles!!!! That requires a full breakfast halfway through. Mind You Longer rides need a full breakfast before the start and a Curry the night before.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 01:43 AM   #5
Brian
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
Posts: 16,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stapfam
30 miles!!!! That requires a full breakfast halfway through. Mind You Longer rides need a full breakfast before the start and a Curry the night before.
I only need to promise a coffee shop or ice cream at the halfway point.
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 01:53 AM   #6
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Expatriate
I only need to promise a coffee shop or ice cream at the halfway point.
Just goes to show that we do not have the streamlined go faster bikes. A promise definitely isn't enough for my pilot though.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 01:58 AM   #7
Brian
Senior Member
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Between the mountains and the lake.
Bikes: 8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
Posts: 16,683
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My stoker is my wife. We make a good team. Morning rides end with coffee, noon rides end with something cold.
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 05:19 AM   #8
TandemGeek
hors category
 
TandemGeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 7,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frameteam2003
I gotta get one of those new tandems that get 30 miles to a granola bar---the one I have only gets 10 miles on two cheeseburgers/order of onion rings,and 3 beers!---sam
I could be wrong, but I suspect this is a humorous metaphor and has more to do with someone who may be considering a more active riding regime or perhaps a tandem upgrade moreso than insight into the ride related fueling requirements of other teams.

Last edited by TandemGeek; 11-07-05 at 06:00 AM.
TandemGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 09:10 AM   #9
gregm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The adult stoker I ride with on longer rides seems to require almost no food, drink, or breaks... argh! "Want a cliff bar?" "No." "Need to fill up a bottle?" "No." "Want to stop up ahead and get off for a few minutes?" "Only if you need to."

We did our first century last month, and she was soooo proud of herself for drinking a whopping two bottles of watered-down gatorade plus one bottle of cytomax, and eating something at each of the four rest stops. I'm sure I had over a dozen bottles, and had some bars in between the supported stops.

...and, yes, she is pedaling.

-Greg "can you hand another bottle up to me please"
gregm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-05, 07:27 PM   #10
Slick Willy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: East Orlando, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HTML Code:
Fast food does not make you faster!
I disagree.

We had a 38 max speed the week before last and was feathering the brakes at the time. We live in Florida, so there aren't too many hills around that we can climb and then coast down faster than that.

I directly attribute this speed to the many "Biggie Size" meals consumed by the captain over the course of many years.

Fast food can make you faster, but only on one side of the hill.
Slick Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-05, 11:45 PM   #11
Nachoman
Senior Member
 
Nachoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Point Loma, CA
Bikes: Bill Holland (Road-Ti), Fuji Roubaix Pro (back-up), Bike Friday (folder), Co-Motion (tandem) & Trek 750 (hybrid)
Posts: 14,094
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Two words to help you get extra milage after your fast food stop. "Supersize me"!
__________________
.
.

Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
Nachoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:32 AM.