I finally have the T900 set up and my stroker (turns 5 next week, ~40#) is mostly stable. I put my trailer with the younger 2 kids (50-60# for the kids in it) behind the tandem ... and its heavy (duh!). Its worse than getting used to my single bike + trailer. On Thursday I did a ~2 mi downhill (rode back in truck). On Friday I did another mile to the river and then back (with a play break at the river). It wore me out.
I want to build up to 6-7 mile round trip (1 or 2 play stops) that will include a nasty hill (not long, but steep and curved - I might be able to walk it).
What should I do to build up? Ride the single bike, lift weights, ride the tandem daily, ???
Also, what is the best (or safest) way to start moving (as when crossing a road from a stop)? Easy gears? Just walk across the road?
My son already rotates the pedals to the starting position for me when we stop .