Greetings everyone. We are just back from our first dedicated tandem vacation. We put our '97 Burley Duet (new for us) on our rack and drove from Menlo Park to New Mexico the long way. We camped at Canyon de Chelly in AZ and rode along the south rim - local folk on the res found us quite amusing, and vis versa.
Then in New Mexico we used Nicole Blouin's "Road Biking New Mexico" (2002, Globe Pequot Press) and roughly followed Blueberry Hill Ramble (great way to get to know Taos area), Enchanted Circle (WOW!!!) , and O'Keefe Country Challenge (great ride) .
Food-wise we could not get enough red chili on our huevos rancheros and enchilladas, and the sopapillas were incredible (especially in Cuesta for both). We have had 23 rides on our first tandem, and after this trip our team work went to new levels - and OH the climbing - beaucoup de elevation gain where it is HIGH and DRY. I don't think my stoker has ever had so much sport drink in one week.
And as always - the Burley is becoming our friend. What a solid, dependable beauty.