Second born son (21 minutes later than his brother) is flying to Boston tomorrow to get his master's degree and probably won't be back for 12+ months. I'm going to install the longer stoker seat post on the tandem and we'll take our first tandem ride. I think I'll let him do must of the work The daVinci makes things a bit easier for a newbie stoker and we'll avoid the roads that have absolutely no shoulder. The daVinci will get a bit of a workout as we're both about 200 lbs, but I'm sure our trust 40h spokes are up to the task.
He's been living at home for a bit while he finished up school and really has his stuff together. My wife and I just hope he comes back from Boston, but the job market being what it his you go where you can find employment.
Ride recap to follow.