Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hollister, CA
Bikes: Volagi, daVinci Joint Venture
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Well, the ride was uneventful - we didn't fall over. At one point at a stoplight my son turned his head and shoulders to look behind for traffic - that almost had us on the ground. Definitely faster than with my SO on board. Cruised through town, had a sandwich at Nob Hill and returned home. We didn't want to do much more than 15 miles so no real hills, but I can't imagine the rate at which the two of us would pick up speed downhill. We could easily go 22 or so and I don't think he was working very much The difference in speed wasn't all that noticeable, but acclerating from a stop it felt like I had a supercharger - lots of low end grunt.
I don't think he'd want to make a living on the back of the tandem, but he enjoyed being able to look around. Now he's in Boston with school starting in 3 weeks, job starting shortly: 1 year of school and a 6 month internship, then, hopefully, employment. The important thing is that he's found something he really wants to do which is an important step toward a happy, productive life.