Accident on Tandem - Bummer!
Nothing major. Just taking a sharp turn, the front of the bike completed the turn and we think the back tire slid on a manhole cover (rained heavy earlier in the day too). We ended up on our left sides on the road. No major injuries, some road burn, sore hips, and general body aches. I bumped my head on the road (not too hard), but was thankfully (always) wearing my helmet. The worst damage on the bike was the front wheel, which slid into the curbing when we went down. The wheel is all bent up. Have to take it to the LBS today and see if they can get us a replacement. The bike is a Trek T2000. The wheels are Bontrager for tandems. It'll probably cost $250-300 for the wheel, then more for a new tire if we need it.
The real bummer, besides the expense of replacing the wheel, is that we had just started our ride so didn't get a ride last night and now we won't be able to ride at all this weekend because we don't have a front wheel.
We bought the bike for ourselves for Christmas last year. We've got 1100 miles on it so far. With the weather getting cooler in Maine already, we don't have much time left to ride and hate to miss any days.