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Old 04-05-13, 09:34 AM   #76
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As have we hit 65 in the Colorado thin air on a good straight away. And on the right kind of downhil of course the tandem passes singles. But on winding decents, not for me. I'm just saying, a euro tuck seems no more risky than many other things teams do on their tandem. 65mph or riding hot thru corners is more deserving a Darwin Award than riding 20mph resting on your forearms / Euro tuck.
FWIW, not spouting the riot act or anything... http://www.bikeaholics.org/CaptainTraining.html
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The captain is not, under any circumstances, to display reckless, dangerous, harmful or otherwise Stoker-threatening riding behavior. Letting go of the handlebar during a descent and yelling, “Look Ma, no hands” will result in immediate remediation. The properly trained captain is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Maybe you are the hero of these kids or visa versa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gczqpux4yKo

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Old 04-05-13, 11:20 AM   #77
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Either way, captaining a tandem with only forearm steering and no hand grips is a sure Darwin Award winner.
I've heard the same logic used concerning pacelining, riding tandems, or just riding bikes at all.
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Old 04-05-13, 02:36 PM   #78
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It is a bit of an anomaly in the rules though if they do not allow aero bars but let you ride invisible ones! Certainly the real thing provides better control but obviously shouldn't be used when not appropriate (in a bunch, technical bits etc).
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Question about aero bars on a Cannondale Mocha: Does anyone make aero bars that fit a handlebar that is not round, or how can it be adapted?
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