Well I finally got Burley Duet up and running this weekend and we took it out Sunday evening for our very first tandem ride. We couldn't get anyone to watch the kids so we loaded everyone up. My 4 year-old decided that she just couldn't share the Burley trailer with her little sister anymore so we added a Co-Pilot seat to bike. Now my wife is in pretty good shape from running but she is by no means a cyclist. I am a pretty hard core roadie so I wasn't sure how this was going to work out. Our first launch went very well, it help that it was slightly down hill, and we took off down the street at steady if not wobbly pace. I've read the great threads about starting off and how the stroker is never wrong so I was very cautious about telling my wife to try to relax and we wouldn't be wobbling down the road. We got through our first stop sign and this launch on a slight up-hill also went very well. We headed to the local velo way and did one lap (about 3 miles) and headed home. We had to stop three times for stop signs and all but one launch (my bad) was very smooth. All in all it went very well. My wife liked it except for some discomfort in the private area. I think this is due to the cheap shorts she bought herself more than seat position (I'm not counting that out and will continue to dial that in). If any of you could recommend a good woman's short I'd be interested in hearing what your partners are wearing.
Thanks to this forum I've got some good advice before setting out and I think we've found something that we can all do together.