The wife and I were discussing that it seems harder to ride the tandem, than single bikes. For me as pilot it seems like I can't get good "breathing" control, ie: I seem to breath thru my mouth more than my nose and I just can't seem to get enough air?? For her she says we seem to be "spinning" too much and feels we need to be using a higher gear. LOL, I'm in the lower gear cause I seem to be wearing out faster on the tandem.
I avg. 11-12 mph, she avgs. 6-8 mph on single bikes, we seem to avg. 10 mph on the tandem. She was asking me what she can do to help but I KNOW she's putting in max effort and when I ask her for POWER, up hills, etc., I can FEEL that she's kicking in hard. We really do enjoy riding the tandem and being able to "talk" to each other but being tandem virgins, we don't know what we need to do to "improve". Any thoughts, comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!