After about 5 years of declining to stoke for me, my wife has decided that she likes riding the tandem again! My son is just big enough to stoke now, so I'm wondering if she got a little jealous, or maybe it just reminded her of the fun we used to have. We went out today for our third ride of the fall season. Temps were about 50F and a slight breeze. We rode 24 miles of short steep up and downs as she said she wanted to get some exercise this time! Quite a thrill for me, as I've been trying to get her back on the bike for some time now. Horray for us!