I previously posted this in my Northern California Community, but realized I should have asked the Tandem group as well...
I am an avid road bike rider and have a special needs son (17) who also likes to ride bikes (albeit at a tempered level). We went for a tandem ride in Sonoma a while back on a cruiser type tandem and now he is really pushing for me to get a tandem bike for us to ride. I participate in several centuries a year and think it might be an interesting idea to buy a tandem and make this a dad/son outing.
Any advice on the notion of owning a tandem and going for something of this magnitude. I would say we are a combined 425 lbs of biking mass...so I need some guidance on brand and type (my personal bike is a Trek Madone).