Advice for small captain/large stoker
Anyone else out there have experience this?
My husband's increasing visual difficulties make biking too dangerous. Since we have always loved cycling, our solution has been tandem cycling. I am 5'2" and 115 lbs, my husband is 5"10 and 160 lbs. It was difficult to find a tandem that could accomodate us, but we have had great luck with our Santana Fusion.
One adjustment we made was to change from the "racing style" handlebars to the ones commonly seen on hybrid bikes since this gives me much better control when steering. I find that having a larger stoker requires much more upper body involvement. (I compared this by riding with my mom as the stoker - she is my size)
We have been having a great time and enjoyed some great rides. He always used clipless pedals on his single road bike and is a huge fan. I just don't feel secure enough as a captain on the tandem to make this change.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to improve our cycling experience?