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    APRIL 4th UPDATE (3,775)

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    The Motorcycle Bike Carrier, Part 2

    No, no… it’s working out just great. With just under 100 miles of bike portage it’s really turned out to be a pretty slick set-up. Of course, it draws about as many curious looks and comments by passers-by as our somewhat gnarly, full-suspension, tandem mountain bike, i.e., “I don’t think I’ve ever seen (fill [...]
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    Bloggishnish: April 4

    Well, we had our one day of Spring-like weather here in Georgia early last week before the temps shot right through the upper 60’s and lower 70’s to the 80’s. I swear, it seems like it does that every year. One day you’re wearing tights, long-sleeve jerseys and wind vests in the afternoon and [...]
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    CycleOps Pro300T Indoor Cycle

    From the SanDiego Crank Blog comes this breaking product news: Ryan Dotters with CycleOps Power dropped off a special prototype bike for me yesterday at Crank Cycling, the Pro300T Indoor Cycle. That’s right. The “T” stands for tandem. People want to train like they ride, so for all of you tandem riders, here is your chance to [...]
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    Eugene, Oregon, Set to debut Tandem Cyclocross World Championships

    From Christopher Bagg at Cyclocross Magazine come’s this exciting new event for tandem enthusiasts: Sal Collura, organizer of innovative cycling events (he ran last September’s inaugural ‘Cross-Over Stage Race, bringing three ‘Cross events together for one weekend of racing), will bring the flavor of the departed-for-Seattle Single-Speed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) back to Oregon when he [...]
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    Just for Tandem Newbies… and just in time for Spring

    In case you haven’t explored my companion Website, thetandemlink.com or read my “What’s the Point” page here on the Blog, my original reason for creating “The Tandem Link” back in the late 90’s was to share various links to tandem related information I had discovered on the Internet a few years earlier while doing my [...]
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    Tennessee Tandem Rally Now Filled

    Like the Georgia Tandem Rally (GTR) held in May, the Tennessee Tandem Rally (TTR) is another annual event here in the Southeast US where the total number of team that can participate is kept somewhat small compared to the Big 3 Rallies (i.e., the Midwest Tandem Rally, Eastern Tandem Rally & Northwest Tandem Rally). In fact, [...]
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    Sneak Peek: The Motorcycle “Bicycle Trunk Rack”

    I may share some more detailed photos once I complete my proof-of-concept / real world testing. On the bright side, it did not shift, loosen, or move around on my daily commute where my top speed over the 28 mile round-trip doesn’t see much more than 55 mph – 60 mph. Yes, it’s a bit of [...]
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    Price Drop: Co-Motion’s Gates Carbon Drive

    Funny how what goes around comes around on the Internet, eh? Well, I had one of those experiences today when someone made mention our good friend Dwan Shepard at Co-Motion Cycles had posted out a note on the Co-Motion Facebook page regarding my VeloTV Blog entry this past week. Not being a FoF (Fan of Facebook), someone [...]
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    I Learn Something New Every Day…. Pivoting Tandem Mounts

    In fact, there are some days when I learn quite a few new things and often times they are related to tandems and tandeming. I had two such learning experiences this past week in and amongst my ramblings on bikeforums.net. The first had to do with tandem roof racks. While I knew that RockyMounts had [...]
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    Bloggishnish: March 28th

    Well, we’ve been able to get out for some friendly tandem rides with a few other teams for 3-weeks in a row!! I think our sum total of on-road mileage for the year up and until that point was somewhere under 200 miles for a variety of reasons, none of them really good other than [...]
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    Quote Originally Posted by crankcycling
    This one is just a prototype, so there may be a few changes, but I hear that the production model is going to be ready by Interbike 2010.
    Hopefully, by Interbike, one of the changes will be to turn the stoker's bar around in the proper direction.

    Aha, the Crankcycling blog post was dated April 1st, and that there appears to be some Photoshop stigmata.

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    APRIL 9th UPDATE (3,904)

    Yes, this one's a bit early and only has 4 entries. We're headed out of town for a tandem rally this weekend and there's also an item posted from Santana regarding an event in Portland, Oregon tomorrow that may be of interest today, that will be of little utility tomorrow.

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    Ya Snooze, ya loose – Tandem Rallies Can Fill Up Quickly

    This is a lightly edited reposting of something I wrote a few years back, but it bears mention for folks who may be considering their first tandem rallies. Based on a check of several rally website registration listings, I must note that many of the smaller rallies have filled-up again this year, e.g., Southwest Tandem Rally [...]
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    Back to Bama’ For The Alabama Tandem Weekend (ATW)

    After a two-year hiatus, we’re headed back to the Alabama Tandem Weekend (ATW) in Eufaula, Alabama. The weather looks as though it will be perfect for spring cycling and many of the names we’re seeing on one of our favorite, no-frills tandem gatherings are familiar ones. We were first introduced to ATW in the spring of [...]
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    Appalachian Off-Road Tandem Adventure (A.O.R.T.A.) – Spring 2010

    Our friends Alex & Kim Nutt have decided it’s been too long since a southern gathering of off-road enthusiasts was held and are making plans for the first Appalachian Off-Road Tandem Adventure (A.O.R.T.A.) near Asheville, North Carolina on May 21-23. This will be what I believe is the 3rd or 4th off-road tandem gathering [...]
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    Santana’s (West Coast) Road Show

    Today’s Email was filled with news from Bill @ Santana regarding their upcoming West Coast Road Show. I have no idea if this is something new for Santana, or if this is a repeat performance. I tend to believe it’s the former. Regardless, for readers who live on the West Coast of the continental US [...]
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    Quote Originally Posted by TandemGeek View Post
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    Ya Snooze, ya loose – Tandem Rallies Can Fill Up Quickly
    Saranac Lake Tandem Rally appears to still be open. (This is a week before the Saratoga Springs rally [ETR], which could readily be combined into a single trip).
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    APRIL 18th UPDATE (3,989)

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    Tennessee Tandem Rally: Did I Say Filled-Up?
    As often times happens, a couple of folks have had to cancel their plans to attend the Tennessee Tandem Rally in June. Therefore, if anyone had considered attending and was disappointed to learn that the 50 rally registration slots had been filled, two of those team slots have now opened back up. Registration and rally information [...]
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    Oh Snap! Dramatic Suspension Failure on F1 Car
    Included in my interests is motorsports, particularly those that involve two and four-wheeled vehicles that must negotiate left and right turns, aggressive braking and massive accelerations. This past weekend offered an interesting glimpse into what happens when a development project fails to meet its intended design objective and the wheels come off… literally. Toro Rosso driver [...]
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    Tandem Paint Scheme Tools
    A few years back we met Chris and Susan G. at one of the annual Tennessee Tandem Rallies in Alcoa, TN, a wonderful couple from Northeast Ohio. A while back Chris shared a simple Adobe Illustrator tool he created that allows you to experiment with different color schemes on your tandem. Because the program requires Adobe [...]
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    Who’s on Facebook?
    No, no… I’m not looking to ‘Friend’ anyone. I’m not even a member of Facebook. I dipped my toes in the water for a short while, but found I just didn’t have the time nor the appetite to keep up with yet another stream of message traffic. However, I’ve heard rumors that suggest FB is pretty [...]
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    Kevin G. Saunders’ Articles @ KGSBikes.com
    If you are a rabid or even an avid web surfer and cycling enthusiast, you’ve probably come across the name Kevin Saunders and/or KGS Bikes, as Kevin is a pretty savvy netizen and prolific publisher of web content related to cycling. Although his studio is located in San Antonio, Texas, he has also established a [...]
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    Sad News: Neville Frost
    It with great sadness that I pass along news of Neville’s sudden passing on Easter Friday during the Tandem Club UK’s Easter rally. For those who didn’t know Neville, he was a major force behind the Tandem Club UK and a long-time friend / correspondent of ours. Again, from Neville’s wife, Tricia came the following: I [...]
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    APRIL 25th UPDATE (4,080)

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    My Walk-Around Of A 2010 Santana Team Scandium Tandem

    Well, I finally had an opportunity to see one of Santana’s Team Scandium tandems with the optional Exo-Grid down and boob tube + carbon seat stays. In fact, it was purportedly the very same tandem that appears on Santana Tandems’ home page, recently acquired as a shop demo by long-time friends Jack & Susan Goertz [...] Read more…

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    TV Commercials & Tandems: Muscle Milk

    It’s always a treat to see a tandem bike pop up in a print ad, TV commercial or even in a motion picture. In fact, in just the last week three of these have been brought to our attention: a Trek T900 used in a shoe ad in the weekend “Parade” magazine, a Schwinn Tango [...] Read more…

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    2010 Harpeth River Ride Focuses On Adaptive Athletes

    The 2010 Harpeth Bicycle Club (HBC) River Ride will be co-sponsored by Nissan and expects to draw 1500 riders to middle Tennessee on June 12th. Les Wooldridge, HBC River Ride’s Adaptive Athlete Coordinator, wrote to let us know the HBC will once again invite and focus attention on adaptive athletes during its annual River Ride [...] Read more…

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    Is it possible that there is another one of those things running around? I saw one that looked exactly like the one you have pictured at the Wild Flower century ride here in CA. this last weekend. Same color, same carbon seat stays etc... I didn't look close enough to see if it was a Scandium frame. I just assumed it was AL. The thing that caught my eye were the carbon seat stays. Those things are a gimmick on singles, I was really surprised to see them on a Santana. It was a great looking bike though.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Is it possible that there is another one of those things running around?
    I'm sure there are a bunch of them in the same color scheme. It just so happened that Jack mentioned the one he had was the one they used for the catalog / web site photo shoot.

    I also don't disagree about the 'gimmicky' nature of the carbon stays. In fact, they hardly drew any comments -- good or bad -- when they debuted the Exo-Grid package at Interbike two years ago for the very reason you noted: the single bike world had already gone through the 'gee-whiz' and 'ho-hum' cycle that typically parallels "new innovations" that aren't all that innovative.

    But, again and as you note, from an aesthetics standpoint the clear-coated carbon stays look nice, go well with the clear-coated carbon fork and make the Exo-Grid tubes look a bit more balanced. Hopefully Jack will still have the tandem at GTR as I'd like to saddle it up and take it for a spin with Debbie just to get a flavor for how the whole package works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TandemGeek View Post
    The combination of the Exo-Grid down & boob tubes...
    Not to be pedantic, but isn't it more properly called a boom tube?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Boob tube
    A television set. (Boob: "A stupid or foolish person; a dolt" (who watches too much TV); Tube: the cathode ray tube of a TV receiver.)

    Some misguided souls use this term to describe the keel tube of a tandem frame. This makes no sense semantically. It probably arose because somebody couldn't think of one of the several more descriptive terms, and picked something cute sounding out of the air. It is to be hoped that this foolish term will disappear into the dustbin of history.

    Boom tube
    Keel tube. Also, the tube (often adjustable by telescoping) that holds the "bottom bracket" on a short-wheelbase recumbent.

    Quote Originally Posted by TandemGeek View Post
    The combination of the Exo-Grid down & boob tubes, the carbon stays, and the carbon fork that comes standard on the Sovereign & Team models makes for a somewhat ‘racier-looking’ package vs. the standard Scandium frame and presumably provides both some degree of vibration dampening and gram reduction.
    At Solvang, Bill McCready presented the Exo-Grid entirely as a vibration dampening innovation. The story is that the Exo-Grid on the Beyond tandem was found to be so great at vibration dampening because of the juxtaposition of dissimilar materials (e.g. carbon & titanium). The thought was to apply this vibration-dampening action to other models. He had two tubes, one aluminum the other Exo-Grid, and invited us to bang these on the ground. The aluminum tube rang and buzzed, whereas the Exo-Grid was quiet and didn't vibrate. It seemed obvious that the Exo-Grid would make for a less buzzy tandem. It seems like a genuine innovation that would make an aluminum tandem much more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
    Not to be pedantic, but isn't it more properly called a boom tube?
    Only by those who are intimidated by or too politically correct to use the word boob. Bottom tube, keel tube, boom tube, boob tube... are all acceptable and depending on my mood or audience I'll use different terms but my favorite is boob, probably because it's pretty arcane and was the first term I heard used to describe what Sheldon preferred to call the Boom or Keel tube. Bottom Tube is actually the term that I find used most often in 1890's vintage documents that describe the construction of tandems, which makes perfect sense given that the upper-most tube is often times called the Top Tube.

    However, for anyone who cares, a Hobbes posting by Bill McCready back in '94 provided this piece of tandem lexicon history.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCready
    "Boob tube" goes back to the mid-'60s and was coined by Pete van Nuys, who
    made up this term when no one could tell him the proper name for the tube
    connecting the bottom brackets of his tandem. After deciding "bottom bracket
    tube" was too long and determining "B-B tube" was too short, Pete concluded
    "boob tube" was just right. Boob tube soon became a common term and achieved
    publication by the early '70s. In the mid '70s boob-tube was found on the
    framebuilding forms used by Bud's Bike Shop when ordering tandems from
    framebuilders around the world. In 1976 the Taylor brothers of Jack Taylor
    Cycles in England became the first foreigners to adopt this terminology. By
    the late '70s boob became a standard noun used by Japanese framebuilders and
    their suppliers to describe a tandem's special tube (and when Tange's
    engineers confer in their native language, "tandem" and "boob" are about the
    only words I understand). In Italy, too, this word is used by tube suppliers
    and frame designers when conversing in Italian.

    "Drainpipe" is older British slang for the same tube. This term has never
    attained international usage.

    "Boom tube" is a bastardization of boob tube that first appeared in a
    Specialized tandem ad published in 1991. Though someone at Specialized
    admitted this was a unfortunate typo, the term is easily understood by
    sailing enthusiasts who note the similarity of this tube's orientation to a
    sailboat's boom. Some prudish people have continued to use this word as it
    seems to them a less-crude variation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
    At Solvang, Bill McCready presented the Exo-Grid entirely as a vibration dampening innovation.
    Could very well be.

    Back in '03 when Bill introduced the Beyond the original goal was to incorporate, "carbon-composite tubes that are stronger, stiffer and lighter than the tubes found on previous bicycles." It was only during testing that the vibration dampening characteristics, i.e., added comfort factor was discovered.
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    In the item on the Santana Team Scandium walk-around, you mentioned about the new Shimano road levers (6700- & 7900-series) not requiring travel agents to operate V-brakes. This is something that I was trying to get information on late last year. I started a thread in the Bike Maintenance sub-forum: Shimano 6700 & 7900 brake lever pull ratio: Opinions & Info, but got very little response. However, I wrote about my experience and the measurements that I had made in that thread. I concluded that the new levers probably could be used for V-brakes without a travel agent, but also that the "servo wave" feature appears to mean that the levers may pull a different amount of cable in different sections of their range, but my mechanical knowledge is not sufficient to know whether this is correct. At the time, I wasn't able to find information online about using the new levers with V-brakes, so I would be interested to hear if you found such confirmation.

    Hopefully, people will want to discuss this further, but it may be best to do so in the thread that I linked to above rather than by hijacking this thread.

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    May 8th UPDATE (4,277)

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    Crunch Time! Tour de Cure Fund Raising Plea

    The 2010 Tour de Cure — which supports the American Diabetes Association — is May 16th! We’ve make a lot of great progress, but we’re still $330.00 short of our goal and are soliciting your financial support. Donate at our Website Now! Our thanks to the folks [...] Read more…

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    The Greg Mongold Memorial Bike Ride

    As I mentioned in my first entry on our friend Cliff Davis’ passing, we have lost a number of our dear friends whom we’ve met through tandem cycling over the past year. If you’ve been following my blog, you may recall my mention of our friend Neville Frost’s passing on Easter Weekend. However, before [...] Read more…

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    PEACHES Rides, aka. Tandem Club of Georgia gatherings

    Well, we’re back on a roll… two in a row! Well sort of, we’re riding but not well and we’re skipping the post-ride social activities. After nearly 12 years of never missing a PEACHES ride, we fell off the wagon last year when I broke my lower leg and had a hard time getting back [...] Read more…

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    Tandem Rally Updates

    This will get cross-posted over at TheTandemLink.com, but for the benefit of the folks who are following our blog, here are a couple tandem rally updates: Registration for the Southern Tandem Rally at Florence, Alabama on October 15-17 is now Open. You can learn all about the rally and download the registration form at the [...] Read more…

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    Ventana Triplet: If You Think This Is Nuts…

    One of our list members at my off-road tandem enthusiasts discussion forum — Double Forte — stumbled upon a very unusual Ventana custom El Testigo ‘triplet’ this past week. Although the photo at right was staged, clearly Dad and the kids have had some adventures on this plus-size full-suspension, downhill tandem. You can find more [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: There’s Done, and then there’s Un-Done…

    After having myself fully committed to selling off my motorcycles, having them both listed and interested buyers lined up for the bikes as well as many of the aftermarket parts that I removed from my R1100S last weekend, I discovered my R1100S was running rough… like really rough when I fired it up last evening [...] Read more…

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    Cliff Davis; A Follow-Up

    While work commitments precluded our attendance, several of our friends made the trip over to Tamassee, South Carolina yesterday evening for the remembrance and celebration of Cliff’s life with Lisa, Molly and Anna. The gathering was held at the aforementioned Tamassee DAR School which is also where Cliff and Lisa exchanged their wedding vows. A close [...] Read more…

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    Sad News: Cliff Davis of Salem, S.C.

    Yesterday we were shocked and saddened to learn from friends that long-time tandem cycling friend Cliff Davis of Salem, South Carolina passed this Saturday, May 1st, while riding the Tour de Cashiers with his wife, Lisa. Based on the accounts we received, Cliff’s passing was sudden and efforts to resuscitate him were to no avail. More details [...] Read more…

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    Tandem Club Names; Any Missing?

    After posting the Twin Cities Tandem Club’s website update I realized that no where on their Web site do they spell-out their club’s acronym nickname, LOONS. I’d always thought it was take off on the Lena & Ole jokes & stories told by Minnesotans Lena n’ Ole On Non-Singles. But, I’ve also seen the acronym [...] Read more…

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    New Web Site Launched For Twin Cities Tandem Club

    Bruce Harries from Minnesota’s Minneapolis / St. Paul Twin Cities Tandem Club wrote to let us know that they’ve launched a new web site: http://www.twincitytandembike.com/. I checked it out and it’s got a very nice, easy to navigate format and content is starting to be added. Of note on the Latest Events / Ride Schedule links [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: April 30

    No updates to speak of this week as my attention has been focused on getting my motorcycles ready for sale, deciding what to include or exclude to keep the pricing attractive and compiling the ownership, modification and maintenance history the most-likely buyers (BMW enthusiasts, not tire kickers) would be interested in. If you’re curious, here [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: April 26th

    I’m tired of being pollinated! Amazingly, our entire spring-time weather cycle is off by about a month when compared to recent years. March is typically when the yellow blanket of pine pollen begins to fall, followed by the rest of the various tree, shrub and grass pollens as all of the various plants bloom. However, [...] Read more…

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    May 16th UPDATE (4,401)

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    The American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure (Atlanta Area)

    Mission Success! At Lockheed Martin, this actually means something pretty special… It’s the end result we always strive for when helping our customers achieve their most challenging goals. This year’s Lockheed Martin Cycling Team set a fairly lofty goal of raising $50k to benefit the American Diabetes Association and, part and parcel to that goal, [...] Read more…

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    Georgia Tandem Rally, Day Two

    One word sums up today’s ride: Zoom! A good friend volunteered to guest captain a triplet team, as his better half has been sidelined with a serious knee problem. Anyway, the trio quickly shot to the front of the pack after the mass-start and appeared to be dead-set on doing a 69-mile time trial. The [...] Read more…

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    Georgia Tandem Rally, Day One

    Day one actually started the night before the event when the phone rang around 10pm: it was the Hampton Inn wondering where we were?! Uh, oh… I HATE when that happens. As is often the case, we’ll make our hotel reservations for a tandem rally even before we register for a rally and it’s always [...] Read more…

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    Oh so close… And a failed strategy

    May 13 Update: Now at $1,100 and just $50 away from our goal of $1,150… Once again, the folks at work have come through at the 11th hour as well as another member of our extended tandem family from New England… John & Sonja! ——————————————————— Well, I almost made it: $1,005.00 isn’t too shabby for [...] Read more…

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    Rare Find on Ebay… CAS-Bikes, ZXT Tandem

    Let me start off by admitting that I knew exactly what this tandem was when one of our friends at the BikeForums.net tandem sub-forum posted up this Craigslist find in Los Angeles, CA. In case anyone is interested, it’s located in Downey and the seller is looking to get about $4,000 for the bike as [...] Read more…

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    Citizens of Covington Beware… Tandem Cyclists Are On Their Way!

    My Google search engine that spits out various news items related to tandems brought forth an article from the Newton / Rockdale Citizen today that forewarned residents of this year’s 2010 Georgia Tandem Rally: COVINGTON — Approximately 200 cyclists will arrive in Covington beginning Thursday to take part in the 2010 Georgia Tandem Bike Rally. [...] Read more…

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    May 23rd UPDATE (4,502)

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    Why We Ride A Tandem…

    A while back I was sucked into an event where folks were asked to do basically a show and tell about one of their hobbies or interests as a way of demonstrating the breadth of diversity that exists within the ‘group’ of which I was a member. So, I figured I bring a couple tandems [...] Read more…

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    2010 Bend Bicycle Film Festival – Off-Road Tandem Sneak Preview

    Our good friend Henry Able from WebCyclery out in Bend, Oregon, shared a sneak-preview of a short film by Jay Palubeski & Eric Schusterman that will be shown at the 2010 Bend Bicycle Film Festival on May 22nd. The film features Bend locals Tim & Elise Jones, Hon Hansen and Sami Fournier, Rob Landauer and Sara Yellich, as well as [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: May 21st

    A.O.R.T.A. – We’ll, the Ventana is in the truck and we’re almost ready to head out for our first off-road tandem enthusiast gathering in well-over 7 years. Moreover, it will be the first time we swing our legs over the Ventana in over 2.5 years. Now, if only the weather will cooperate! So far, it [...] Read more…

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    Sunday @ A.O.R.T.A. (May 23rd)

    Don’t worry, this will be a short entry… While I went to bed on Sunday morning looking forward to spending today chasing the Weiss-Boehm-Hunter-Judd-Shultz-Gibson freight train through the Bent Creek trails, I found we had two problems when we woke up on Sunday morning: Debbie wasn’t feeling well and I wasn’t sure if I would [...] Read more…

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    Saturday @ A.O.R.T.A. (May 22nd)

    Photo galleries from other teams who are conscientious-enough to bring and use cameras at these events (we bring ours, but rarely use it) can be found here: Team’s Hunter/Boehm Gallery Team Knudsen Stoker-Cam Team Judd Photo Gallery Team Seto Photo Gallery Mentions of the A.O.R.T.A. weekend on other blogs, some with photos: TandemBicycling.com (Photos) MountainX.com [...] Read more…

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    Friday @ A.O.R.T.A. (May 21st)

    As foreshadowed in my Bloggishnish and Why We Ride A Tandem entries, here’s the first entry regarding our weekend in Asheville, North Carolina at the Appalachian Off-Road Tandem Adventure (A.O.R.T.A.) / Off-Road Tandem Rally. - The format for A.O.R.T.A. was modeled somewhat on the traditional road tandem rallies in the Southeast in that it would [...] Read more…

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    The Netherland’s Brabants Bicycle Orchestra

    With a tip of the hat to 2frmMI at BikeForums.net for posting a photo that brought this amazing six-seat tandem bicycle band to my attention, let me introduce you to the Brabants Bicycle Orchestra from the Netherlands. As noted on the Cyclorama Website, ‘t Brabants Fietsharmonisch Orkest… … takes you by surprise when they come rolling round [...] Read more…

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    529 Plan Established For Molly and Anna Davis’ Education

    At the time of Cliff Davis’ memorial service, it was noted that in addition to making a gift in Cliff’s name to the Tamassee Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) School, the Davis’ tandem-family was looking into establishing a 529 college fund for Molly & Anna Davis. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment vehicle designed to permit saving [...] Read more…

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    Rapha G-Race Report… by Jed Kornbluh on Bilenky’s Blog

    With a tip of the cap to Wayne Sulak at T@H for bringing this to my attention, here’s a link to a great account of the Rapha Gentleman’s Race near Litchfield, CT: a 120-mile unsanctioned, unmarshaled race with nearly 11,000ft of climbing hosted on Bilenky Cycle Works Blog. Slow and steady… it’s going to plateau soon. [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: May 26th

    One down, one to go - A local gentleman took possession of our ’04 BMW R1150RT motorcycle on Monday after coming by Sunday afternoon for a walk around and check ride. I guess if there was any upside to our early departure from A.O.R.T.A. on Sunday morning it was that Tim called right about the [...] Read more…

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    Tandem Freeride Invitational, Nov 2009

    Once again, our friend Henry Able sent us a link to yet another bit of craziness from the Left Coast… more specifically, Pacifica, California and a movie by Jon Rayner that captured the thrills and spills of the 2009 Tandem Freeride Invitational. But, better yet, just a short while later we received the same invitation [...] Read more…
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    TG, sorry to hear of your saddle issues. Had we known I could have offered the one off our other MT.

    I was hoping we had the Saturday afternoon decent on the helmet camera, unfortunately, the battery died while on the dirt road section to the climb that removed my stokers allergy stricken lungs.

    Stupid me should have swapped cassettes also. My fault, but too many distractions not even knowing if we would make the event. But without doubt glad we did. Met some great people, and had some awesome rides, tested bikes on Sunday, spending money on Monday as they say.

    I need to edit that video, and will share what we have of your team and David Lees team showing us the way. There is one comment from a family we passed while heading out. His remarks pretty much sum up one reason we ride.

    The singletrack decent was fun to ride with you and your wife. Hope you two are doing better now a week later.

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    TG, sorry to hear of your saddle issues. Had we known I could have offered the one off our other MT.
    Enjoyed meeting y'all as well. It was really a great event.

    No worries on the saddle. I didn't realize it was going to be a problem until we were about halfway through the Saturday AM ride. It was only in the afternoon that I really began to appreciate the extent of my oversight. Cest la vie. I think Debbie's issues subsided Sunday night after a powernap on the drive home and again at home and I was able to do a 40-mile club ride this past Friday without too much trouble on a Prolink saddle. I'm not even sure they make that exact saddle anymore so I hit Ebay for what appears to be the current version to see if it's close enough to work on the Ventana... now that I've been reminded why we bought it in the first place and plan to ride it more often.

    BTW, we used to own the very same C'dale MT3000, except ours had V-brakes instead of the Magura hydraulics. Should have never sold that one... great bike for single track, but ultimately too hard on Debbie's back, even with the Coda pogo-stick.

    Anyway, we're looking forward to the next gathering with great anticipation and will hopefully have ridden the Ventana a few times before then so the skills aren't so rusty.

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    Pino Morroni… A Retrospective

    From Cycling Utah’s April 1999 Classic Corner: Giuseppe “Pino” Morroni died February 11, 1999. “Who is Pino Morroni?”, you may ask. He was probably the most well-known, yet never heard about, person in the cycling community. Eddy Merckx knew him, so did Greg LeMond and Andrew Hampsten. Francesco Moser, Felice Gimondi and Gianni Bugno knew [...] Read more…

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    Tennessee Tandem Rally, Day Two (June 5th)

    Photo Galleries by others who were at the Rally: Martha Poston’s Snapfish Gallery (registration required) David Hunter’s Flickr Gallery Al Wagner’s Gallery Saturday started off for us with breakfast at the Embassy Suites atrium. We were able to share a table with our long-time friends Tracy & Cathy Trumbull now of Chattanooga but previously of [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: Writer’s Block

    Dealing with a bit of a writer’s block at the moment. The TTR Saturday Ride report is about 1/2 done and I’ve got a couple of other things on my mind that I’ll share as soon as I can get a few moments where I can focus on composition. I’ve also got a piece on [...] Read more…

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    Tennessee Tandem Rally, Day One (June 4th)

    Unlike the past seven years when Alcoa, Tennessee, was the home-base for the Tennessee Tandem Rally (TTR), this year’s event was held just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. From a logistics standpoint, this added about an extra hour to our typical drive from our home near Atlanta, Georgia, but also added in a one-hour [...] Read more…

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    Nicholas Carr asks: Is Google Making Us Stupid?

    Note: While there’s really no tandem content in this entry, per se, it does help to set up an upcoming blog entry. While driving home from work yesterday and listening to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” on Atlanta’s Public Radio Station, WABE, the interview with Nicholas Carr really caught my attention, noting I’m admittedly [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: May 31st

    Old Friends: Just for sh*ts and giggles, I decided to pull our 1998 Erickson Signature tandem down from the rafters for a retro-ride this holiday weekend. In fact, I went totally retro by pulling off the Alpha Q X2 carbon fork that we fitted back in 2002 and installing the original steel fork Glenn Erickson [...] Read more…

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    Georgia Tandem Rally – Photo Gallery Now Posted

    Roger Strauss, co-director of the Georgia Tandem Rally, posted a note to those who attended this year’s event in Covington, Georgia, that included a link to their ‘official’ GTR Photo Gallery on Shutterfly: http://georgiatandemrally2010.shutterfly.com/ Roger has also created a high-speed slideshow that burns through the 400+ pictures in a matter of moments that you can find [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: June 18th

    That Darn Chain: Well, I finally found the re-useable chain link I needed for the chain I should have put on our Calfee when I put the 12x32t 9 speed cassette on last week: it was attached to the 9 speed chain that I took-off before the Georgia Tandem Rally. Actually, what I’d forgotten was [...] Read more…

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    Braking News: Avid Says… BB7s Are Just Another Brake Option

    A while back I posted an item that talked about Co-Motion making dual Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes their OEM brake offering on many of their tandem models. I included a posting from Dwan Shepard of Co-Motion I prompted him to post at the Hobbes list as a way of addressing some lingering concerns that [...] Read more…

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    Isherwood-Cam: More From A.O.R.T.A.

    Larry and Brenda Isherwood from New Jersey bought a new toy before the Appalachian Off-Road Tandem Adventure (A.O.R.T.A.) back in May — a Tachyon XC helmet cam — that they used to capture a lot of the on-trail action. One of the first videos they hosted out was of yours truly and my wife Debbie [...] Read more…

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    How-To Apply Our Tandem Transfers (aka, Decals)

    I don’t know why I didn’t think of doing this sooner, but as of today folks can now find a short How-To video (see below) that demonstrates the basic process for applying one of our Tandem Transfers (or, decals if you prefer) to a glass surface. At right is a picture of a transfer installed [...] Read more…

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    Wade Nelson’s Cyclo-Math

    Given that I mentioned ‘Cyclo-Math’ in my last blog entry, I now feel obligated to make sure the one or two readers who may have never been privy to Wade Nelson’s Institute of Para-Normal Cycling Studies break-through research have that opportunity. Make no mistake about it, ‘Cyclo-Math’ unlocks the answers to cyclo-mathematical phenomena such as [...] Read more…

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    Cassette Swaps & Chain Swaps: Doh!

    There are a number of rules that need to be followed when changing out cassettes on bicycles and tandems. Most of them are pretty basic: 1. Make sure the cassette you plan to use is compatible with your hub, i.e., you can’t put a Campy cassette on a Shimano freehub or visa versa. 2. Make [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: June 28th

    Good grief, another bought of insomnia… Must be the heat?! PEACHES Ride… Coming Soon: I was going to write about today’s monthly gathering and ride around Stone Mountain Georgia, but I decided to wait until some of the photos begin to pop-up on Flickr… photos taken by others of course. So, perhaps later this week [...]Comments (0)

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    Google, Bing & WolframAlpha are great, but…

    This is something of an interim update to my June 3rd Blog entry, Nicholas Carr Asks: Is Google Making Us Stupid? I have yet to make time to read his book so the real follow-up is still a while off. In the mean time…. Following on the heels of its one-year anniversary since going on-line, [...]Comments (0)

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    “Honking In Traffic” Get Hitched!

    Back in February of this year, one of my first real blog entries was prompted by an article I found on “Honking in Traffic’s” blog. ”Honking in Traffic” is actually a couple, not just one entity who, as described on their Blog’s ‘about us” page: Honking In Traffic is a blog about tandem riding and [...]

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    Bloggishnish: June 25th

    Colnago C35 50th Anniversary Prototype - Remember that list of tandems on Ebay with the ambitious values? Buried in that list was a link to a true collector’s item, a 1989 Colnago C35 ‘Ferrari’ with 50th Anniversary Campy Record grouppo. I had toyed with bidding on this true collector’s item until I saw that it [...] Read more…

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    First Time Buyer’s Sticker Shock & The Relative Costs of Cycling

    Note: This is a slightly updated re-print of something I wrote back in 2004 as a way of addressing the never-ending strings of questions regarding the cost of tandems at one of the discussion forums I frequent. For many recreational cyclists, just walking into a bicycle specialty shop that stocks high-end road bikes from Trek, [...] Read more…

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    Good luck with that! (Some Interesting Ebay Offerings)

    With apologies to the ebay sellers and other would-be ebay sellers who have a different sense of value than I do when it comes to second-hand tandems… Here are a few interesting tandem offerings I stumbled across on Ebay while semi-watching a World Cup match on ESPN3.com that I missed earlier today. ’93 Yokota Twin [...] Read more…

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    July 5th UPDATE (4,986)

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    Kent Eriksen and Eriksen Cycles

    Having whet reader’s appetite’s just a bit with the piece “The Tale of Two Eri ks ns“, I thought I’d share the plethora of web-based information that allows you to learn a bit more about Kent Eriksen and Eriksen Cycles. The first pice I’d like to share is a fairly recent article that Kent’s wife [...] Read more…

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    Santana’s 29er, er… ExoGrid Videos

    Someone pointed us to some YouTube videos made by Santana at what I suspect was the Sea Otter Classic, if only because of the setting — in the dirt with a lot of emphasis on off-road products in the background – and the date that the video was posted being right on the heels of [...] Read more…

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    Sidi Dominator “Frankenshoes”

    So, here’s the deal: I’ve successfully brought my well-worn Sidi Dominator 5′s back from the Dead! Note: This is also a bit of a follow-up to my last Bloggishnish posting back on June 28th… you know, the one with the photo of the two gals sporting blue paint on the blue Kuwahara tandem that drew [...] Read more…

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    A Tale of Two Eri ks ns

    In 12 B.C. — that would be the 12-years Before Calfee, as in our Calfee composite tandem — our benchmark for road tandem performance nirvana was established with our ’98 Erickson Signature tandem. The beautiful tandem that Glenn Erickson designed and built for us back in the fall of 1998 in his Seattle, Washington shop opened [...] Read more…

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    More Off-Road Tandem Stuff

    Casper’s in da house: First off, Casper’s now here at the house for what will hopefully be a couple of days of back-to-back test rides up against our ’02 Ventana El Conq (spread over a couple of weeks). And, why yes, we’re quite spoiled having our long-time friend and off-road tandem guru just up the [...] Read more…

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    “Nude” Carbon Needs Sunscreen… Really.

    When we built our collection of Calfee bikes I opted to leave off the paint and clear coat as a way of freeing myself of being overly concerned with protecting our painted frames from nicks and scuffs. For the most part, it’s been a great choice. However, owning a Calfee or any other composite-framed bike [...] Read more…

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    The Old and New “Brewery Ride”

    This past Friday was one of those rare days when both Debbie and I had off-days at work. Therefore, we were able to saddle-up the tandem and join four other members of the LM cycling club for a 50-mile ride from the Budweiser brewery in Cartersville, Georgia. The club typically tries to have some type of [...] Read more…

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    Racing Wheels… On Tandems That Ain’t Racin’?

    Dumb idea… at least from my perspective. You know, it’s kind of humorous to look back at the near-term history of tandem wheels. By near term, I’m looking back to the 70′s when what I’d like to think of as the Great-American Tandem Renaissance seemed to begin. This was a time when serious cyclists had [...] Read more…

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    Team “Sheep Trick”

    Lieven S. and Doris E. hail from Belgium and came to our attention via a comment posted to a recent blog entry. Lieven subscribed to our blog about a month ago and it was the mention of Chuck & Karla S. taking their new Eriksen 29er to the upcoming Leadville 100 that caught his attention: turns [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: July 6th

    Proofreading & Editing – An Apology: I need to extend a sincere apology to my subscribers and anyone else who happens upon my blog posts shortly after they’re first published. I’ve never been very good at proofreading my own copy and these blog entries are no exception. I tend to do my writing later in [...] Read more…

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    First Impressions: Co-Motion 4-Screw Eccentric

    One of the Co-Motion FAQs that does bear some attention is the one entitled, How do I adjust my timing chain? This one may be in need of an update now that so many Co-Motions are now fitted with FSA’s MegaExo carbon cranks in combination with Co-Motion’s inernal 4-screw (two right, two left) eccentric. As [...] Read more…

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    Did You Know? Co-Motion FAQ Section

    If you haven’t taken time to check it out, let me suggest that readers spend a moment scanning Co-Motion’s collection of FAQ’s hosted on their Website. It’s linked from the “Information” tab’s drop-down menu that appears at the top of every page on Co-Motion’s website and that I’ve mirrored below. Note that the links will [...] Read more…

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    4th of July At Club P In Tennessee & An Homage To Great Friends

    To say we have some of the best friends anyone could hope to find would be an understatement. That they put up with me and my personality disorders says a lot about how likable Debbie is and the entertainment value that comes from having me around as the resident, irascible curmudgeon and cynic: I’m told [...] Read more…

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    MATES Rally is Full…

    This year’s hosts of the Mid-Atlantic Tandem EnthusiastS Rally dropped a note to my alter-ego as Webmaster of TheTandemLink.com to advise that all 40 billets for this year’s event had been filled. Wow, good thing we made a quick decision to send in our registration a week or so ago as part of our back-up [...] Read more…

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    Map My Ride… There’s a Learning Curve.

    Well, as foreshadowed in my entry last week on the New & Old Brewery Ride, I decided to give Map My Ride a look-see with a one-year trial membership. There’s a lot of functionality in there that I haven’t quite mastered — noting I still don’t really know how to use the mapping & GPS [...] Read more…

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    The June PEACHES Ride

    Back on June 27th, nine couples plus our hosts, Eric & Linda with guest stoker Wendy on their trusty Thorn Trident triplet, meet for a 32-mile ride beginning and ending in Tucker, Georgia. The ride meandered through Avondale Estates and took us to Stone Mountain Park where we stopped for a mid-ride break at Memorial [...] Read more…

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    Is it physically easier (i.e. less effort) to ride a tandem than to ride bikes separately?

    I was doing some checking on information I’d previously written about R&E cycles, as I’ll occasionally do and stumbled across a tandem-cycling related discussion that came up on one of the BMW motorcycle enthusiast discussion boards I’ve frequented over the past couple years. For those of you who don’t ride motorcycles as well as bicycles [...] Read more…

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    July PEACHES Ride, Newnan, Georgia

    On July 25th, five couples plus our hosts, Roger & Eve, met for a 43-mile ride beginning and ending at the Newnan courthouse in downtown Newton, Georgia. Included in the group was a couple who’d recently moved to the Atlanta area from Arizona and purchased their Cannondale RT3 about a month ago. This was their [...] Read more…

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    New Tandem Record Set: Mt. Washington Hill Climb

    If you’re a Tandem@Hobbes subscriber then this is old news. However, for those who don’t count themselves among the internet luddites that still enjoy the somewhat more personal nature of the old-school ‘listserver’ forum format (your truly obviously reads Hobbes, as painful as it is at times), it’ a rather amazing feat that bears some [...] Read more…

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    Did You Know? Santana On-Line Resources

    In the interest of equal time, I thought I share what Santana presently has hosted out on their website’s manuals page and, of course, Bill’s travel tips which are filled with all kinds of good information regardless of what type of tandem you’re travelling with or to whose trip you’re travelling.

    ARTICLES & MANUALS [...] Read more…

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    Did You Know? R&E Cycles Also Has Lots Of Interesting Stuff On Line

    Last week I introduced y’all to Co-Motion’s FAQs and other informative articles. As I went through my Email earlier this week I found a newsletter, albeit a short newsletter, from R&E Cycles in Seattle, Washington. R&E Cycles is the long-time home of Rodriguez, and more recently, Bushnell bicycles and tandems. The shop was founded by Angel [...] Read more…

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    Bloggishnish: July 20th

    Casper – Sadly, the white Ventana El Conq I have here at the house on-loan from Alex/MTBTandems.com has yet to turn a crank off-road. The weather here in the Southeast has just been uncooperative, as 95° with 90% humidity is not conducive to off-road riding in my book. Even the ‘cooling’ breeze you get cruising along [...] Read more…

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    Update: Good Luck With That (30 Days Later)

    It’s been about a month since I posted some interesting tandem finds on Ebay in my original “Good Luck With That” article, so I thought I’d check in to see if anything has happened with that collection of tandems. ’93 Yokota Twin Peaks for $1,500?? – Still out there, but reduced to $1,350 (Still too [...] Read more…

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