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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    35 years of tandeming, 55 years . .

    Last weekend we celebrated our 35th year of tandeming TWOgether.
    Even more importantly: our 55th wedding anniversary on the same date!
    Growin' old is not for sissies . . .
    Pedal on!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
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    Good for you. You are an inspiration for all of us. Pedal on!

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    Congratulations.

    I only hope my wife has to suffer through another 33.5 years (bringing us to the 35 year mark) with me.

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    Awesome. Congratulations.

    We're 20, and 25 years behind you in the respective categories.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Kuddo's to you both Rudy....you guys are our idols.
    (as an aside - We are enjoying Tucson - thank you!)


    Bill J.

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    Congratulations to you both! You are an inspiration to all ! We are beginning our 3rd year on our DaVinci. Having been married 33 yrs already your record is going to be tough to meet but we will keep pedaling! Many more days of happy tandem riding to you Rudy and Kay!

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    Congratulations, Rudy & Kay! Those are indeed some awesome milestones! My wife and I have 25 years of tandeming and 35 years of marriage, so provided we reach our mid-70s while staying healthy, we'd reach 45 years of tandeming together. Wow....I'd be very happy with that!

    I meant to ask you something; my wife and I travel between Phoenix and Green Valley at least once a year and was wondering if you might like to ride together sometime around Tucson. Now that we have a tandem with couplers, it'll be much easier to take the bike along on our trips. Anyway....just curious.

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    This household says way to go!!!!!!!!

    While we have many years together, it's quite a ways for us to reel you guys in. We'll need 30 for the anniversary stuff, and about the same in regards to the tandem.

    I'm sure it's been asked, but care to share what you consider your best tandem ride or adventure in all those 35 years would be. I'm thinking a his and hers reply would be a fine reply for me.

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    Rudy and Kay -

    Congratulations on two amazing milestones ... last summer, we celebrated our 30th anniversary (24 on a tandem) with Ride the Rockies.

    Here's to many more adventures and memories pedaling together!

    Jim and Suzy

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    Somewhere along the way I missed your anniversary, don't ask how I knew the date, , but have a note on the calendar, "send a congrat to Rudy & Kay" oh well, better late than never, our best to SUCCESS!
    Rod & Judy

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    Thanks for all the nice kudos!

    It is difficult to pick our 'best' tandem adventure in the past 35 years!
    But several vie for that title:

    A 200 miles loop by the Grand Canyon (with forest fire raging on both sides of the road during a so-called 'controlled burn').

    2-day tour by north rim of the Grand Canyon (snow on the ground in shady parts and 70 degrees!) and 127 deer!

    In 1995 when the Tour of the Tucson Mountains was dedicated to us.

    And a bunch of tandem rallies ranging from the east to west coast, and Canada to Florida.

    In the meantime, we're still making memories.

    One regret about our marriage: Shoud've married that girl sooner!

    Pedal on!
    Rudy and Kay

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    Congratulations Rudy and Kay,
    Ginny and I will be celebrating 2 years tandeming and 47 years married.
    Should have bought a tandem sooner.06140804rn.jpg

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    Awsome. An inspiration is right. thanks. Keep pedalling. All the best

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    Congratulations! Kudos to both. Yes, you are an inspiration to us all.

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    Congratulations Rudy and Kay.
    Our 30th wedding anniversary was our inspiration to start tandeming 2 years ago.

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