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Old 07-27-13, 10:04 AM   #1
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Ready for ETR 2013?

Can't wait for the rally next week! It'll be our first. We have barely ever ridden with any other tandems. From time to time we've ridden with singles, and find it a chore -- tricky to stay in a line when speeds are inconsistent, getting boxed in on descents, working uphill, then riding the brakes on the flats, etc. So it will be a fun experience. We plan to do the longer ride options, arriving for Friday.

Our kids think the whole idea is pretty geeky. Oh well.

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Old 07-27-13, 02:18 PM   #2
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This will be our second ETR. I think you will enjoy riding with other tandems!
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Old 07-28-13, 09:43 AM   #3
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We will be there, too. Look for us on a silver / black fade Macchiato. We actually enjoy riding with singles and do almost all of our riding that way. Can't wait to ride with Tandems again, but we'll need to make a some adjustments. Joe and Kathy
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Old 07-28-13, 11:20 AM   #4
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We'll be on our blue Co-Motion Speedster
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Old 07-29-13, 08:00 AM   #5
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ETR?
New here. Trying to understand the language and secret handshakes.
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Old 07-29-13, 09:32 AM   #6
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http://www.easterntandemrally.org/wp/
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Old 07-29-13, 03:44 PM   #7
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Be careful, have fun. No wheel overlap. They go down in a heap.
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Old 07-29-13, 04:19 PM   #8
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ETR = Eastern Tandem Rally

check out the link that mje posted
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Old 08-02-13, 08:37 PM   #9
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Overheard at ETR:
"we're new to this, only had the tandem for a month."
"Oh, you're really new, that's why your jerseys don't match!"
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Old 08-03-13, 03:33 AM   #10
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LOL, I heard that conversation too!
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Old 08-03-13, 03:41 AM   #11
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And whoever said that New Jersey was flat is a LIAR! <grin>
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Love to see pictures from the event! We were hoping to go but had a conflict. A funny side note, we have been seeing a tandem riding through our neighborhood but have never been able to connect with who ever it is. We saw that a team from Mount Joy PA were registered now I'm guessing that is the phantom team in question. I hope to find out who they are one of these days. We have a new 55 development in our area and I'm guessing they have moved in recently. If anyone knows who they are we'd love a name! :-)
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We were hoping to go but had a conflict.
Well, here's your chance to make up for missing ETR. The MTR is labor day weekend and being held east of Dayton, OH. http://mtr2013.org/ I've been told there are a few hundred tandems that will be there. This will be our first year in attendance. Looking forward to it.
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Paul J: I will see if my wife/stoker took any pictures.

Pic: Great plug for the MTR! We are also planning on attending MTR and it will be our first MTR too!
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Love to see pictures from the event!
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Darryl in training:
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Great pics. Very representative of the weekend! That's Kathy and I in the 4th pic - we are on the right in the Essex County Velo (EVC) Kits.
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Abram, thanks for sharing!
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