Riding Heaven's Highwayson the grand tour
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tehachapi Mtns, Calif.
Bikes: '10 C'Dale Tandem RT2. '07 Trek Tandem T2000, '10 Epic Marathon MTB, '12 Rocky Mountain Element 950 MTB, '95 C'dale R900, "04 Giant DS 2 '07 Kona Jake the Snake, '95 Nishiki Backroads
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lodghe....if you want the best chance for sucess of her enjoying her first Tandem experience with you, I highly recommend that you borrow or rent a proper solid tandem (does not have to be a high dollar one) AND that you spend time on it first with and experienced tandem rider coaching you.
Before she gets on the tandem for the first time, it will benefit you both for her to know that you have command of the bike, understand its' quirks and are prepared to captain her first ride with confidence. A stokers first experience is a one time opportunity that you must maximize in the most positive way...under the best of circumstances any new stoker will rightly be nervous and have reservations, add in her visual challenge, and you have a person that needs to know she can trust the new experience will be safe one. Make it as comfortable and safe as possible for her as soon as possible so that her other senses can feel the fun that can be had on the tandem. Take your time...plan everything well...then enjoy. Good luck!