I have a new friend that had been riding with me a few months now on our singles. He seems to be very compatible speed and skill wise. Last ride he was eyeing the tandem hanging in my garage. He's never taken a tandem out for a spin, and that tandem was built for a captain about 6ft (for you co-motion folks, it's a large/small skycap.) He's 5'9.
So, would he be able to fit on that tandem at all? And if so, how would I go about training him?
My last captain was pretty strong, and could hold me up despite any gymnastics I would do in the back. (Outweighed me by about 90 lbs.) I'm much more stable now, but the new captain, outweighing me by only 30 lbs, would he be able to hold me up if I stayed clipped in at lights?