I've recently posted about a few test tandem rides my wife and I have done. Most recently, last weekend, we did a couple rides. She's hooked and I love it and we're looking for a tandem now. All goodness.
But today I rode my roadie for the first time since The Great Tandem Rental Experience. And -- wow!! -- what a difference!! I had settled in to the tandem routine and had almost forgotten the differences between a tandem and a single. I felt almost as if my bike was broken. I mean, why was it so jittery? So ... responsive? So fast off the blocks? So lightweight?
Oh yeah! It was half as long as the bike I rode last weekend. And about 1/4 the weight. And it moved easily from side-to-side underneath me. I mean ... I couldn't do that last weekend. And I flew up the hills today but only went so-so fast down the same hills.
Oh yes, there is a difference. Not good nor bad. Just a difference.