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Old 08-17-10, 06:14 PM
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We're shipping the tandem to Texas for some riding between friends' and families' homes. This NorCal summer has failed when it comes to heat, and we need a fix of heat. I hear Texas has it.

After much research cgallagh found this company out of Burlingame. $123 and change, plus $50 for $8K of insurance to ship it one-way from Vacaville to Austin. So Chris built a box, we packed the tandem and supporting gear on Sunday, in expectation of pick up today.

The truck driver had lousy directions, and was running late as it was, so he didn't get here until after 2. He walked into the garage and the Diva caught his eye. He exclaimed, "I ride an Orca!" and proceeded to pull up a pic on his BlackBerry of his Orca and Lightspeed.

How random is that! We chatted about bikes for quite some time. He rides with the Fremont Freewheelers, the Pen-Velo group, and one other I don't remember. His name is Eric and he's about 6' and by his own admission 55 y.o. I suggested he come here and meet some other bike-minded folks. If you know Eric say hello -- he seems like a nice-enough fellow.

We're on the half-bikes for another week, then it's two weeks of Texas tandemania. Yee-haw, y'all!
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