This AM went out on the half bike on the Sat AM Club ride. The cool weather kept the "stiffs" away as my dad used to say. It was a 42 mi hammerfest. I broke a spoke on the back wheel about 3 weeks ago and had a old wheel on. Had to open the brakes since it was a littel out of true. As a result I was used to a pretty soft rear brake.
This afternoon I fixed the spoke, washed the bike, and decided the Tandem looked sad and needed a little attention. Decided to take it out for an 8 mile spin. Couldn't find a stoker, so it would be a solo. Took off down the street and was tooling along at 19 -20 when I came upon a 90 deg right turn. Grabbed the rear brake and.... Yikes! The rear end broke loose! It slid out, but there were no cars coming so I let off the brake and it took and I re-gained control.
That was a scary moment. Anyone else want to share similar story?