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Old 12-01-09, 11:51 PM   #1
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Odd tandem bike in Yorktown, VA

While visiting my parents in Yorktown, VA this summer, I came across this tandem parked on a boat at Yorktown Beach. Has anyone ever come across a tandem with this side by side configuration? If you have ridden one, how does it ride?? I love the concept but it seems like it might be a bit strange riding next to someone like this.

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Old 12-02-09, 06:21 AM   #2
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They're called sociables:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociable

Here's one in action on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDBHO550rdw




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Old 12-02-09, 09:38 AM   #3
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This is a two-person bicycle, but is not a tandem; "tandem" refers to one behind the other or single file.
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Thanks, for the links! I thought the bike was so cool!

Yeah, I realize it's not a tandem (one in front of the other) but I figured folks in this forum might have come across a bike like the one pictured in my OP. Plus, I didn't know what else to call it.

I really want to try one out!
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