My wife and I have been riding bikes since I started to loose my sight. My sight is getting to the point that I can no longer ride a single without a lead rider to point out hazards. We have test road a few tandems and I am about ready to take the plunge. I guess the thing holding me back is there enough rides to make the cost worth while. While we have ridden with tandems in a group of singles they tend to be in the back. My questions are these: Are there tandem only rides? As a tandem team do you ride by yourself during the week and on weekends? While this may me jumping the *** anyone done the ride across Iowa on their tandem. We were thinking about this ride on singles and I"m not sure how much harder it would be on a Tandem.