Originally Posted by Hermes
She was on Jay Leno and talked about riding the tandem. Jay showed a picture of them on the bike wearing the Wheaties jerseys.
As Hermes mentioned, we saw the Jay Leno interview (aired 1/26/2007). Rebecca showed up with a bandage on her knee as a result of a tandem fall. Here is an excerpt from the interview. Part of it is cutesy in a Hollywood fashion. It is obvious that Jay only knows about the motorized version of "bike" ("I've never seen anyone on tandem bike.") Rebecca also perpetuates the myth that the captain does all the work. Oh well, we stokers know the real truth, and that is all that matters.
My first guest, very talented actress and a lot of fun. She can be seen on "ugly betty," which just won the golden globe award for best comedy series. It airs tuesday nights on abc. Please welcome rebecca romijn.
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>> Jay: And how's your fiance, jerry o'connell? How's he doing?
>> He's great. Thank you for asking. Fantastic.
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>> Jay: Now, I saw this picture of you two --how that up there -- recently. Okay, okay.
That was last week. About ten minutes after that picture was taken, we fell down.
>> Jay: Really? Now, are you guys part of a team. You're dressed alike.
>> You can say we're part of a a team.
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>> Jay: Well, I'm a little -- I mean, do you both go, "hey, we're going to go bike riding. Let's put on the same clothes."
>> Our wheaties jersey.
>> Jay: Really? It seems a little --
>> Just for fun.
>> Jay: Just for fun. Okay. Now, it's a tandem bike.
>> It's a tandem bike.
>> Jay: I never see anybody on tandem bikes.
>> You know wha it's so much fun. It's great exercise. Nice way to enjoy the scenery. The santa monica mountains out where we live. And it's great couples therapy, to be honest with you.
>> Yeah. It's teamwork and coordination, a little bit of compromise. Jerry always wants to do stupid things like little jumps and going down really steep hills.
>> Jay: Yeah, why would you want to do that?
>> Well, the rule is, like, if he's gonna to make it scary, I'm not going to want to go, so -- but the trick is to stay in the back because you get to take little breaks.
>> Jay: Oh, I see, he does all of the pedaling. Have you ever taken the front and tried it with him in the back? Have you done that?
>> No. But the downside of being in the back is that you can't steer. And you can't really see what's going on in front of you. Like last week when I couldn't see, when I fell.
>> Jay: And you fell. So was it his fault?
>> He abandoned -- listen, I'm not going to point fingers.
>> Jay: There's only two of you on the bike, so one of you -- Well, who's more controlling, you or jerry?
>> Who's more controlling?
>> Jay: Well, he's driving the bike, but it sounds like you're screaming instructions from the back.
>> No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Honestly, we have an ipod and a a headphone splitter, and I play dj. It's really fun.
>> Jay: Okay. You know, this sounds like my ultimate nightmare weekend. Okay? My wife and I dressing up in the same clothes. She's controlling the music through the ipod, giving me directions from the back while we're moving.
>> Maybe it's time you and mavis try a little tandem bike riding.
>> Jay: It just doesn't sound like that much fun. So when you fell, whose fault was it? Was it his fault? He was steering.
>> Honestly, the paparazzi were up ahead.
>> Jay: Oh, the paparazzi?
>> He took an unpredictable turn, and the bike when over.
>> Jay: Do they like to follow you? Is that common? Do you get a lot of that?
>> It happens from time to time.
>> Jay: Yeah, I guess when you dress alike and ride tandem bikes. Duh. "Gee, I wonder where rebecca -- hey, I wonder if that's them?"
>> That was the first time. That was the first time we'd ever fell. And of course, when you fall, everyone knows it's such a blow to your ego. It's so humiliating. And it was in the middle of a a busy intersection. So it's le, "oh, god, I hope they didn't see us."
>> Jay: So what happened? Did jerry screw up? Did he --
>> He just took a turn -- he was looking ahead and he took a turn. And we actually weren't even going very fast.
>> Jay: So we didn't take a a turn. He took a turn.
>> Well, in the back you can't steer
>> Jay: "We're on a tandem bike and that jerk took a turn."
>> You can't steer in the back.
>> Jay: "We were riding the bike until he took a turn and we fell over."
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