On next summer's Wisconsin trip I'm considering taking a tandem. I have kids and wife who only peripherally enjoy biking but go on the trip for the social expereince. I'd like to offer them the option to ride a tandem with me. Nobody would commit in advance to doing so, and it's possible that they won't embrace it on the trip either. So I might be stuck riding it solo for much of the trip mileage.
I'm currently rebuilding an old MelPinto Special that has been handed around the extended family (brothers and sisters and in-laws) for 30+ years. Would it be so terrible if I get stuck doing most of the mileage solo?