So we just got us a sweet vintage Santana and took her out for a ride last weekend. It was a GREAT ride and as you all know, a whole lot of fun. I can't wait to get back out there, which will most likely be this Saturday. Something we've kind of been chuckling about all week (me chuckling more than him, lol) is our reaction after the end of the ride:
Me: That was SO fun
Jay: You're right! What a hell of a workout. I was so whooped when we finished!
Me: Uhm, really? LOL Wow, I hardly broke a sweat!
Jay: Well then uh, we need to figure out how to more evenly distribute the workload
A bit about our riding style... He's a spinner, I'm a masher. We are pretty equal in ability, meaning even though we have different pedaling styles, I'm a strong enough rider to be able to keep up with him.
I did notice that we were riding at a higher cadence than I would have chosen if it was just me on a single bike, but I didn't complain about it at all because I wasn't experiencing any discomfort. I was able to maintain the cadence.
Any suggestions on how to more equally distribute the effort? The goal is to use the tandem on all rides we are able to do together, and that includes the MS150 in September. If we're going to make it 100 miles on this thing, we need to learn a technique that will have us both contributing equally, so that one of us isn't half dead at the finish line.