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 gun 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.