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Old 12-26-07, 09:17 PM   #1
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Famous couple riding a tandem!



http://www.people.com/people/package...0114_8,00.html
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Old 12-27-07, 02:04 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting a link, otherwise I'd not have known who those people are.

I hope they stick with it, although I have doubts.
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Old 12-27-07, 06:48 AM   #3
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I must be old...I have no clue who they are, even after reading the article. Also the article states they have already garaged the tandem in favor of badminton. (anybody want a good deal on a gently used tandem)

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She was on Jay Leno and talked about riding the tandem. Jay showed a picture of them on the bike wearing the Wheaties jerseys.
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Old 12-27-07, 11:23 AM   #5
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I must be old...I have no clue who they are, even after reading the article. Also the article states they have already garaged the tandem in favor of badminton. (anybody want a good deal on a gently used tandem)

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Old 12-27-07, 01:45 PM   #6
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I still don't know who they are... Not that I care much. I do like their jerseys.
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Old 12-27-07, 02:16 PM   #7
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Okay I'm embarrassed to admit I know this but I can't resist...

Rebecca Romijn: In her prime (say 5+ years ago) was one of the top swimsuit and fashion models in the world, with countless magazine covers, SI Swimsuit Editions, etc. etc. in her portfolio. Has been doing some acting lately, including the role of "Mystique" in the X-Men movies. Currently a regular on the US television series _Ugly Betty_. IIRC, she was married to John Stamos (of _Full House_ ignominy) for a while.

Jerry O'Connell: Some dude who was on a cult science fiction show called _Sliders_ a bunch of years ago, and to my knowledge hasn't done anything notable since (other than marrying Rebecca Romijn).

Anyway, Romijn is pretty much an A-list celeb (O'Connell, not so much), what with being a famous supermodel with several hit movies and an Emmy-winning TV show under her diminutive belt, so I think "famous" is a reasonable adjective. Had I not followed the link I would never have guessed at the pic either.
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Old 12-27-07, 08:36 PM   #8
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Jerry O'Connell: Some dude who was on a cult science fiction show called _Sliders_ a bunch of years ago, and to my knowledge hasn't done anything notable since (other than marrying Rebecca Romijn).
He more recently had a few spots in Crossing Jordan, which starred Jill Hennessey, who was both smarter and sexier when she had short hair in Law & Order.

[Not that I even watch TV any more...]
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Older and Out of Touch: I sorta remember the captain from Sliders, after reading above, but that's it. Who's Leno and what's People. Happy pretty people on a tandem is always good to see, tho.
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Old 12-27-07, 09:43 PM   #10
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wasn't he the token fat kid in some movie about some kids? Ummm. Stand By Me???
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Wonder if she listens to her iPod when she badmittons, too?!?
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Her FIRST claim to fame was being married to John Stamos, right? haha. He's HOT!
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I had to get my 20-year-old daughter to tell me who these two are.

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We don't do much TV watching as we are out riding our tandem.
Famous? It's all in their own minds!
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I was glad for the link as I had no clue who these "famous" folks were as we, like zonatandem, watch very little TV. I guess we are "famous challenged" ... is that politically correct?
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Let's never confuse fame with significance.

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Anybody have a fix on what tandem they are riding?, looks to me it is too small for both of them but particularly for the swimsuit lady, no wonder they garaged it.
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Anybody have a fix on what tandem they are riding?, looks to me it is too small for both of them but particularly for the swimsuit lady, no wonder they garaged it.
KHS?
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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.

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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.
. . . .
>> Jay: And how's your fiance, jerry o'connell? How's he doing?

>> He's great. Thank you for asking. Fantastic.

. . . .
>> 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.

. . . .

>> 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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Oh, and yes - Hermes and I find the paparazzi so annoying as well. At least Hermes manages to keep the bike upright on those occasions.
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Oh, and yes - Hermes and I find the paparazzi so annoying as well. At least Hermes manages to keep the bike upright on those occasions.


That interview was inane. No wonder why I don't watch these shows.

Thanks for taking the trouble to share, V.
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...sorry for this late reply!

Maybe this "tandem couple" is well known, especially after the boxing event last weekend.

www.kk-radsport.de/Tandem_mitMusik30sec.mpg

The "Tandemspass" tandem is handmade and spend from K&K Radsport in Hamburg...
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FOO invades the tandem forum.
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"Famous" is a somewhat relative term based on the audience. I've never heard of, or seen either one of them before, but I'm glad to see they're having a good time. Maybe somebody else that considers them "famous" will want to try tandem cycling. Nothing wrong with that.
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Oooops...It's amazing! It's been only 6 days in New York:

http://www.hbo.com/boxing/events/200...ouncement.html

I thought the Klitschko brothers are worldknown since they became heavyweight champions...
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