Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Bikes: Co-Motion Speedster, Giant FCR2, Surly LHT, Surly Crosscheck
Bike2Bike Ghost Town Century
If the weather isn't horrible, Malkin and I will have the Speedster out for 1/2 of the Bike2Bike Ghost Town Century on this coming Saturday. It would be fun to meet/greet/ride with other tandem teams in the area.
We tried this as our first organized ride last year. It was cold (about 40 degrees), there was a relentless headwind on the back-side up-hill, and we were on our Diamondback hybrid (the tank). We gave it our best, but surrendered to SAG at about mile 30. At one of the rest stops, an astute rider looked at the Diamondback and commented, "Wow. That's a lot of bike!" The experience and comment motivated our upgrade to the Burley Duet shortly thereafter. And we're still pedaling TWOgether.
2008 Red Co-Motion Speedster Co-pilot (Redster)
2009 Surly LHT (captain's commuter)
2009 Surly Crosscheck (stoker's road bike)
2007 Giant FCR2W (stoker's commuter)
1980's NOS Legnano (stoker's toy)
1970's Stella rebuilt as fixed-gear (captain's toy)