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Old 01-07-18, 04:24 PM
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Low Vision Tandem & Touring

[FONT="Tahoma"][SIZE="4"]I am a new member to this site. First was to ask a bicycle part technical question but then saw this category. I am an experienced bicycle tourist but due to low vision I've been staying to familiar routes,
mostly overnights. I have done longer multi-day rides including to New Orleans in 2012 from my home in Cottage Grove Minnesota, but with company. That's the issue: my wife won't let me ride any solo long rides. I believe I'd be ok but she said she'd call the cops and report me missing (and vulnerable) if I just took off on the Adventure Cycling Lewis and Clark Trail.....sigh. Anyone out there who would like an experienced companion? I do ok, 10+mph average and mileage up to 60 or 70 per day.
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Old 03-27-18, 09:36 PM
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I am in Oshkosh Wis, have RP, bery narrow field of visoin. Love cycling and i am thinking of a doing a tour. not sure yet how far.
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Both of you need to contact tandem clubs in your area to see what Captains might be available. My wife would take a dim view of me heading out with a blind stoker for a day even if it was their tandem. A multi-day tour? Absolutely not. Assuming you both are male and in long term relationships the way forward I would think would be to somehow interest your S.O.'s in being captains. Women are often intimidated by the upper body strength needed to captain a tandem with an adult stoker. Might I suggest recumbent trikes.
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Old 04-15-18, 10:51 PM
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[FONT="Tahoma"][SIZE="4"]I am a new member to this site. First was to ask a bicycle part technical question but then saw this category. I am an experienced bicycle tourist but due to low vision I've been staying to familiar routes,
mostly overnights. I have done longer multi-day rides including to New Orleans in 2012 from my home in Cottage Grove Minnesota, but with company. That's the issue: my wife won't let me ride any solo long rides. I believe I'd be ok but she said she'd call the cops and report me missing (and vulnerable) if I just took off on the Adventure Cycling Lewis and Clark Trail.....sigh. Anyone out there who would like an experienced companion? I do ok, 10+mph average and mileage up to 60 or 70 per day.
bikepacking is truly interesting but it can be really burden to our family worrying about our travel. that's why I always give them updates about my travel.
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You will be fine, just ride smart. stay in low traffic no traffic areas, and be careful. I ride to work every day. I am aware of my limits. Do not let people tell you not to do something you love.
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Just be vigilant during your travel. Concerning about your wife, it would be better to let her use a real time gps tracking device to give her updates of your ride.

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