My nine-year-old and I rented a tandem bike and rode the Santa Monica beach path on Saturday. OMG, is that fun! Once we figured out how to start and stop and she got into the rhythm of peddling, it was nearly effortless for both of us. We went 7.5 miles and wanted to keep going, and at home she can barely make 2.5, verrrry slow, miles.
Is tandem riding generally easier than riding solo, because you have two people pushing one bike? Of is it just that at home we're always going either up grades or down, and the beach path is mostly pretty flat?
Either way, we will definitely rent another tandem -- that is a blast!