Thoughts?... Reason I ask, we have done 4 centuries on our tandem. My wife (stoker) has done up to 84 miles on her single as training rides. But has never done the 100 on her single. If I remember correctly, the 84 mile ride may have taken about 5 hours. I know she can easily do a flat 100 in 7 hrs which would more than respectable for a recreational rider.
Well, at times the century topic will come up as we socialize with other riders. If asked, we mention the 4 centuries on the tandem but only 84 on her single. Seems that the response is usually the same, "oh well, that's different, you carried her ". That response reminds me of the little jokes we hear while riding, "she's not pedaling". I know others are just being friendly so not offended but in reality, if she wipes her brow while riding, I can feel it up front. So if she had her feet up, I'd surely know!
So the plan this summer is to have her ride 100 on her single. Which I know will be no problem, but just to have another notch on her stem!
Also wondering how many of you married couple tandemites that have done centuries on the tandem, have also had their SO stoker ride centuries on her single??? OR "his single" depending on who wears the pants!