My husband and I are in the market for a tandem bicycle, our first one. We like to ride, but he is always way ahead of me. So I have a couple of questions and I would be interested in people's thoughts. They are:
1. We like to take weekend rides, perhaps 2-3 hours. We are both in our mid-fifties, and reasonably fit. We live in the north Chicagoland, where it is flat. We are also considering purchasing a trailer to tow along a 105 lb dog so is not left at home. My husband (Captain position) has a bad back and would like to sit as upright as possible. Does anyone have any suggestions on makes/models that they would recommend?
2. Can anyone suggest a good bicycle shop for tandems in the Chicagoland area?
3. I am also interested in any rides/trails that people particularly enjoy in this area?