The wife and I had our first tandem commute this morning, in fact it was her first bike commute ever. We're lucky that we're able to do it. Her work is 7 miles from home, and mine is another 3+ beyond. Her work is slightly off my regular commute route, but I found a route that we're comfortable with and only adds half a mile or so to my commute. What a blast! This is the first time we've ridden the tandem into the city, and I find people very friendly towards people on a tandem. Lots of smiles, waves and hellos. Only down side is the single pannier left after dropping her off was too heavy; the bike was unbalanced and a bit squirrelly. I'll just have to learn to carry less when we tandem commute, or use a backpack. Anyone else have experience tandem commuting?