Any of you who frequent the C&V forum will know that I buy and sell a lot of bikes, and have quite a stable of my own. I'd been after a tandem for a while, to make riding with my son or my girlfriend more fun, and today, I bought one on eBay. I know in advance that this is not the sort of tandem most of you ride, but the price was right, and I'd been wanting a 3 speed. If we love it, maybe we'll save for a modern tandem, or at least a Double Galaxy.
We were planning a trip to Austria in the summer, but decided we couldn't afford it. My g/f is looking for an alternative adventure, and suggested that I get a bit more serious about finding a tandem, and we go cycle-camping. The idea is to throw a front rack on this thing, mount panniers front and rear, hook up my grocery trailer, and head 50 miles down the coast, where we can lay on the beach to our hearts content. I'm really looking forward to a car free holiday, but I think there's a learning curve for us on riding the beast first! Any thoughts on my purchase?