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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.

    Abram & Leigh

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    This will be our second ETR. I think you will enjoy riding with other tandems!

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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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    We'll be on our blue Co-Motion Speedster

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    ETR?
    New here. Trying to understand the language and secret handshakes.
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    Be careful, have fun. No wheel overlap. They go down in a heap.

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    ETR = Eastern Tandem Rally

    check out the link that mje posted

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Abram View Post
    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!"
    LOL, I heard that conversation too!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
    Love to see pictures from the event!
    By request...

    Gifts:
    DSC00240.jpg
    Friday Start: DSC00242.jpg
    DSC00246.jpg
    Regrouping: DSC00272.jpg
    Waiting for the train: DSC00292.jpg DSC00293.jpg
    Rainy Saturday: DSC00298.jpg
    Darryl in training: DSC00302.jpg
    Riding Sunday: DSC00313.jpg

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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.
    Joe

    Quote Originally Posted by Abram View Post
    By request...

    Gifts:
    DSC00240.jpg
    Friday Start: DSC00242.jpg
    DSC00246.jpg
    Regrouping: DSC00272.jpg
    Waiting for the train: DSC00292.jpg DSC00293.jpg
    Rainy Saturday: DSC00298.jpg
    Darryl in training: DSC00302.jpg
    Riding Sunday: DSC00313.jpg
    “sulla sua sinistra” ("on your left" in Italian)

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    Abram, thanks for sharing!
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