My husband and I have ridden our tandem for approximately 4 years now. He is always the captain and I am always the rear admiral. I'm to small to be captain and I wouldn't want to be anyway. My husband has a slight problem when he first wants to clip in with balancing the bike. When I first get on the bike and clip in, then I tell him "ready" so he can get his first foot clipped into the pedal. This is where he has some problem. I have noticed that it will take him about 3 small tries before he can actually lift his foot high enough to get onto the pedal, even though it's in the down position. He said balancing the bike with me on it makes it a little harder to keep the bike centered. We have tried both standing and then starting to get on the bike at the same time, but we are so wobbly that I'm afraid we would really have a good chance of dumping the bike. Any suggestions? Eventually we will keep trying to practice both getting on the bike at the same time, but in the mean time what do we do?