pan y agua
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
I'd look for the highest quality tandem you can find to rent, perhaps see if the tandem shop will let you demo something.
My wife's first impression of tandems was formed from low quality, overly flexy poorly maintained rental tandems, and she did not want to get a tandem.
Riding a decent tandem will be a different experience than riding a very low end tandem, which is unfortunately what you'll often find as a rental.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.