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Old 06-23-07, 08:50 PM   #1
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a new tandem team here!

Everyone,
me and my wife have introduced ourselves to tandeming!
we are really new to this but not to cycling. as for our ride, we decided to get a TREK T900 for a start.
with a few the practice run around the neighborhood, we dared to go to our first 60kms ride. what a blast!
i have a feeling we will be keeping and single bikes in storage for a while.

anyway, i will definitely need a lot of advice from all you guys. thanks in advance!






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Old 06-23-07, 09:26 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-07, 09:46 PM   #3
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Canadian? German? In either case you two will want to look into carbide studded tires for the winter season. Or have I made a bad assumption?
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The only thing you should ever say to your stoker, is: "Shut up and peddle!"

It's considered bad form to talk to, or warn the stoker about bumps, or even acknowledge the presence of the person behind you.

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He only thinks I'm peddling

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Hi Everyone,
me and my wife have introduced ourselves to tandeming!
we are really new to this but not to cycling. as for our ride, we decided to get a TREK T900 for a start.
with a few the practice run around the neighborhood, we dared to go to our first 60kms ride. what a blast!
i have a feeling we will be keeping and single bikes in storage for a while.

anyway, i will definitely need a lot of advice from all you guys. thanks in advance!
See: http://sheldonbrown.com/tandem

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Old 06-24-07, 09:24 PM   #9
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Pedal on TWOgether!
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The only thing you should ever say to your stoker, is: "Shut up and peddle!"

It's considered bad form to talk to, or warn the stoker about bumps, or even acknowledge the presence of the person behind you.

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You, sir, should be drawn and quartered and made to ride backward in the stoker's seat.

Unless your tongue was firmly planted in your cheek and I overlooked it.

Desert Fox, please disregard Sheldon's post. He's obviously hallucinating and thinking of some other sport.

Welcome to the fine world of tandem bikes, and may you & your stoker enjoy many happy hours two-gether(tm Rudy & Kay).

We like pictures, so feel free to post them.
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Canadian? German? In either case you two will want to look into carbide studded tires for the winter season. Or have I made a bad assumption?
we are both Pilipino transplanted to Canadian soil
we don't worry much about winter biking because we both like crosscountry skiing
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Welcome.

My wife is cebuana, she will be glad to know is not the only Pinoy stoker.
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Welcome.

My wife is cebuana, she will be glad to know is not the only Pinoy stoker.
Typed too fast. Meant to say "she is not the only Pinoy stoker
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Us tandemers are a homogenous mixture . . . but we all ride TWOgether!
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You, sir, should be drawn and quartered and made to ride backward in the stoker's seat.

Unless your tongue was firmly planted in your cheek and I overlooked it.

That whooshing noise your heard was my (clearly not serious) post going over your head. I'll use smaller words next time.

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Old 06-26-07, 03:13 PM   #16
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Hope you love it. Welcome to the forum!
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Great pictures, the Silver/grey Trek is a sharp looking bike.

You two are off to a great tandeming start.
Enjoy the togetherness and teamwork of tandem bicycling.


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Old 06-28-07, 06:55 AM   #18
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You guys look so cute!
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