Rented a tandem at the Keukenhof, Netherlands. Rode out to the dunes on a tandem with a 3 speed internal hub that would change gears every time we hit a bump, but was still one of our best rides in years.
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We were blown away by the quality of the bike routes and the number of bikes out there.
Here are a couple more shots from the Santana Sonoma Tandem Rally earlier this month.
Climbing Franz Road 14% grade near the top on the ride from Geyerville to Calistoga, Napa. We are the couple in front. We met the other couple on the Burgundy Provence Santana tour last year.
This pic is in Sonoma courtesy of Eugene Benosky Photography.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Einstein
I took the day from work so my wife and I could ride the Trail of the Coeur D Alene's in Idaho. We have a Periscope Torpedo and at the end of our ride while enjoying lunch three other Co-motion periscope tandems went cruising on by. They were loaded for touring and each had a young child as a stoker. I wish they would have stopped at the trail head so we all could of taken a photo. Something like that will never happen again! But I do have a pic from todays ride. It was a little chilly on the start but warmed up nicely later in the day.
A quick stop at Walden Pond on Saturday
Real cyclists use toe clips.
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We're the 'bent team - at the HOOTs Batesville Tandem Weekend a month ago.
RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
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Here's the ride on Strava Activity Playback.
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Real cyclists use toe clips.
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We rode to Gettysburg this weekend riding a loop going through Hanover on Saturday and then through East Berlin on the return Sunday. The stoker was not happy with my selection of going through Hanover as we experienced more then a thousand feet of additional climbing. She is having knee surgery latter this month but riding hasn't been bothering her. This is 10 miles in after our breakfast. We always chuckle when people are so shocked that we are riding 60 miles on a bike. I guess we all have different perspectives.
1982 Merckx Campy Super Record, 1995 Merckx Campy Centaur 10, Bushnell Tandem, SOMA Double Cross
Great ride through the wine country Napa, Sonoma......some of the most beautiful rolling vineyards to be seen.....well supported and rest stops every 20 miles or so.....probably the most pleasurable century we have been on.
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Nice picture of Stoker using aerobars
Also, good to see the youngster on the twicer. My son is now 3.5 years old and big enough to go on the back of our Fuji with kiddy-cranks. Tolerates rides 25-30km long if there's a break along the way. (He has a lovely pedalling style, identical to mine!) How far does your grandson ride with you?
A couple pics from new friends at the ETR last weekend in Vermont. Awesome people, roads, food and weather, not to mention beer and stories
Looking forward to next year and more great rides with my ace stoker Jen!
A few fun pics from our cruise yesterday. This is along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes to Harrison and bridge south of town. Over a 55 mile ride, total elevation change was 276ft due to bridge x2 and Harrison x2, which would otherwise have been near zero ft climbing. Really nice for steady state riding or a casual day.
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