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Old 02-28-09, 08:14 AM   #251
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Our first ride on our new tandem - Labor Day weekend 2008

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Old 02-28-09, 04:24 PM   #252
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@ Geranimo57:

Thanks for your interest. Have a look at the following thread : Touring the French Alps on a Tandem : done! There you will find a link to our (cycling)website. We posted a (long) story about the trip and pictures/videos for every single day.
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Old 02-28-09, 09:11 PM   #253
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Thanks for your interest. Have a look at the following thread : Touring the French Alps on a Tandem : done! There you will find a link to our (cycling)website. We posted a (long) story about the trip and pictures/videos for every single day.
Super! Thanks!
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Old 03-12-09, 05:08 PM   #254
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My little stoker

Here's a pic of me and my 6 year old daughter (2008 fall) on a 40 or so mile ride last fall.
It's a Davinci Joint Venture with the child stoker kit. Love the independent drive. Really works well for kids because she can coast when she wants to.
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Old 03-12-09, 05:22 PM   #255
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Haha, maybe not so "happy"

Berkeley TTT (they have a tandem category):



http://www.velosportphoto.com/galler...11_PnkHW/Large

http://www.velosportphoto.com/galler...08_6NKvf/Large

http://www.jpimages.biz/gallery/7539...59_kqhW7-XL-LB

http://photos.abbiorca.com/gallery/7...797_Zpkup-A-LB

I like the first (showing above) and the last pic because my legs look cool

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Old 03-13-09, 07:21 AM   #256
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Here is a picture of my biking partner, Denise and I as we headed out on ride to the lake.
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Old 03-16-09, 05:54 PM   #257
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Our third ride on the new Bilenky. It went up to 9C (about 48F) on that ride. Two full tanks of propane in that trailer for about 90 pounds of load. Made the bike feel very light when we unhitched.
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Old 04-08-09, 11:49 AM   #258
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Bump!!

Ah California in April

















PS - Here was the route: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/4-4-ride
126 miles, 11,616 feet of climbing

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Old 04-08-09, 12:32 PM   #259
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Ah California in April

PS - Here was the route: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/4-4-ride
126 miles, 11,616 feet of climbing
Beautiful pics and great ride. You guys are doing fantastic. The EC will be a great race for you this year if you can fit it in your schedule.
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Old 04-08-09, 03:52 PM   #260
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Ack... we have a long way to go... That ride took us ALL day. Alba at mile 81 took everything out of us, and left us to crawling up 14 miles of HWY 9 at the end.

Alba is described as follows (taken from the Western Wheelers Blcycle Club web page):

distance: 3.8 miles
climbing: 2050 feet

Route 2/3 from Hwy 9 to Empire Grade, Alba averages 10.2%, rather steep for something which gains over 2000 feet. The average grade doesn't do it justice, however, as the grade is highly inconsistent, with sections near 5% intermixed with significant portions at 15% to 20%. With road gears (a low of 39/28 or bigger), surviving this climb is an exercise in pain.

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Old 04-08-09, 05:06 PM   #261
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Ack... we have a long way to go... That ride took us ALL day. Alba at mile 81 took everything out of us, and left us to crawling up 14 miles of HWY 9 at the end.

Alba is described as follows:

distance: 3.8 miles
climbing: 2050 feet

Route 2/3 from Hwy 9 to Empire Grade, Alba averages 10.2%, rather steep for something which gains over 2000 feet. The average grade doesn't do it justice, however, as the grade is highly inconsistent, with sections near 5% intermixed with significant portions at 15% to 20%.
With road gears (a low of 39/28 or bigger), surviving this climb is an exercise in pain.
I do not understand this comment. I thought you had a 53/39/30 triple. Am I wrong?
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The quote is from Western Wheelers site. Sorry I thought the italics would indicate I grabbed it from somewhere else. I edited my post.

Yes, we do have a triple: 53/42/30 and an 11-32 9-spd cassette.

Haha no way we could do it with a 39x28 on the tandem!
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Old 04-12-09, 01:57 PM   #263
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Eureka!

Lovely wife Joan and a scowling (it was the sun, I swear!) me in the driveway after our first-ever ride on our beautiful new (to us) Burley Rumba. On-road pictures will have to wait until we can find someone who can keep up with us. I kid. We're pokes.

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Old 04-13-09, 01:23 AM   #264
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Ah California in April
How did you get the photo of you both riding along the coast from the rear?
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Old 04-13-09, 10:24 AM   #265
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How did you get the photo of you both riding along the coast from the rear?
It was a wheelsucker

A friend of ours took the shot, we rode with two of our friends that day.
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Old 04-14-09, 12:34 AM   #266
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It was a wheelsucker

A friend of ours took the shot, we rode with two of our friends that day.
You guys are looking great. I checked my stats and noticed we haven't even taken the tandem out since February!!! Can't wait to do the century in May

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Old 04-16-09, 07:11 PM   #267
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Last week in Florida at the start of a 6 day tour.

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Old 04-16-09, 09:08 PM   #268
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Where are you going??? What's the itinerary?
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Where are you going??? What's the itinerary?
We did the tour last week. North-central Florida around the Suwanee River. I'll post a thread.
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Old 04-17-09, 08:53 AM   #270
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Old 04-17-09, 07:24 PM   #271
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Old 04-21-09, 07:57 AM   #272
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That is a cool pic You are so lucky. Were you riding your tandem?
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Old 04-21-09, 09:28 AM   #273
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That is a cool pic You are so lucky. Were you riding your tandem?
I guess the picture would have been more appropriate had the tandem been in the background, which we were riding.

It was one of those great days of riding that you can not possibly plan. Our original plan was to ride about 50 miles on this particular day. Unfortunately I blew out our front tire due to overinflating and we ended up only riding 20 miles very cautious miles.
As a result of the blowout I spent quite a bit of time with 2 guys at the local bike rental shop that can best be referred to as Daryl and his brother Daryl, I then went and visited their cousin Daryl at the local auto repair shop. The result of this time spent was I learned you can not get a replacement tire for your tandem on this Island. I made a boot for the 1 1/2inch tear in the side wall out of some fiberglass screening that was covering a squirrel hole on the side of the rental shop.
We were about a mile down the road and a guy pulls up next to us in a car and inquires about the tandem. We talk and I tell him we are taking it easy due to the tire problem. He thinks he may have a tire we could use and suggests we stop by his house to take a look. It turns out that any tire he has is 20 plus years old and our booted tire is in much better shape than anything he has. I saw a book of upholstery samples and used a swatch to improve the quality of our boot. This guy suggests a couple of wineries and sends us on our way.

The picture is at Stoney ridge winery where we spent a couple of hours, talking to members of the local croquet club, a real live sheep rancher and drinking some excellent wine. We left Stoney ridge and headed to a nearby beach. After the beach we went to the Mudbrick winery for a great 4 star dinner with a view that rivaled any you might see in Tuscany. We sat down for dinner at 6, our waiter gave us the check at 7:45 and told us we might still be able to make the 8:00 O'clock ferry. We wobbled down the road just making the ferry and catching a sunset on our way back to Auckland.

12 hour day, 20 miles of riding, 3 flats, If we never had another chance to ride our tandem I think both my wife and I would agree that this particular day would have made all the money spent on the tandem an excellent investment.

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Old 04-21-09, 10:24 AM   #274
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Chichi, that is a great story
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Chichi,

I saw your Calfee at Slough's shoppe. George is a good guy. I took ours there to get a Chris King HS installed.
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