Please accept my apologies up front for a topic that has been beaten to death. In any case I'm still clueless on it. So here goes:
My stoker and I have a few days left to commit to the Markleeville Death Ride. Some solo riding friends roll their eyes at us for considering it on our tandem, not to mention that last year out of 2,800 riders, ONLY 10 were tandem. By and large, is climbing a lot of steep stuff (10-15% grades) more work on a tandem than solo?
I assume of we train together we will be prepared together, so what am I missing? Why aren't there more of us on this big climbing challenge? Is it because there are just fewer tandems proportionately?
Any thoughts appreciated.