When my hubby and I first starting riding our tandem I use to stay seated at stop signs and stop lights. I really felt bad that he had to balance the bike sometimes for several minutes waiting for a light to change.
Last year we finally mastered both of us getting off and on at the same time. That made a world of difference for us. Lets me rest my butt and now he isn't worried about dropping the bike. We enjoy the riding much more now that we can both relax at stops.
I was wondering since the majority of you have your stoker stay seated, why that is. Have you tried both getting on and off at the same time?