I am in the process of looking for bikes for my wife and I. I started out looking for two touring bikes and was reading a lot of what was going on in the touring section of the forum but I had a quick look in here the other day and it made me reconsider. Maybe it would be more fun to get a tandem in stead.
Is riding a tandem for any one or does it take a certain level of skill. I am asking this because both of us have not been on a bike for many years.
We recently moved to Switzerland so we want to do a lot of touring in the surronunding Alps, any sugestion on what bike I should have a look at? I am currently looking at a tandem from Thorn in the UK. http://www.sjscycles.com/thorn/26tan...churewebp2.htm
I am tempted by the Adventure or the Discovery bikes. Have a look and let me know what you think about them. Comments on any of the Thorn tandems will be apreciated.
An other question on logistics: how do you transport your tandems around? I have a 3 series BMW Touring car and I am worried a tandem will be too long to put on the roof. Thorn has the option of making a two or three part tandem but the extra cost of that is a killer and I am afraid that will sacrifice reliability. Any one with experience of a seperable tandem?