My wife, who is somewhat new to cycling in general, wanted to ride the tandem in the local shop group ride.
It ended up being a small group of around 10 riders on single bikes. When we arrived it was pretty obvious that our 40+ year old bodies & tandem bicycle were the brunt of some humor. This is North Ga. after all. It was like "who wants to ride with the old slow people?". Not that we are all that old or out of shape but it's all relative. Shortly into the ride we came to a gradual down hill for about 3/4 mile. My wife & I were pushing around 37 mph for that 3/4 mile & left the group behind. We never saw them again.
Anyway my wife was stoked about the way it unfolded.