We are considering getting into family tandeming and would like anyone's experiences with the Burley Samba. I would like to be able to ride with my 10 yr old daughter--she rides a 17" framed mountain bike so I think she is plenty big enough to be a stoker on a medium Samba. What I'm thinking about doing is purchasing a stock Samba, but swapping the knobby tires to 1.5" slicks for road use and keeping the knobbys for the crushed rock trails we like to ride on. We will also probably tow a Bob trailer or take little sis on a trailer bike. Any advice on the Samba or other options-preferably in the Burley line since that's what my LBS sells.
I should mention that my ultimate motivation for the tandem is to ride RAGBRAI this July with my 10 yr old daughter. A week across Iowa in July with my daughter--that would be a blast!