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The captain's back as chart table

Old 11-22-10, 10:42 PM
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The captain's back as chart table

Do any of you touring couples ever attach a map/ipad/Russian novel to the captain's back for the stoker's perusal? If so, what do you use to hold it/them to the captain? I have no idea how to search older threads for this topic, so if it has been covered I'd be grateful if someone posted a link. Thanks!
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Old 11-22-10, 10:46 PM
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I haven't had anything like that attached to my back but I have had those items in my jersey pockets for her easy access.
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Old 11-23-10, 03:28 AM
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Randonneur route-sheets (in a ziplock bag) get safety-pinned to my jersey (lots of turns around here).
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Old 11-23-10, 04:07 AM
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Paper clips (not the trombone kind, the (typically) black ones with the folding handles. Map or cue sheet in a plastic bag. Makes that part of captains back sweatier, but keeps the map from dissolving in the salt-water solution.

Stoker tried reading a book (not attached to captain's back); captain observed significant drop in contribution/speed.
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Old 11-23-10, 07:22 AM
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We don't use this method, but several teams whom we ride with do.

Small alligator clips are the norm, owing to their better grip and smaller size vs. clothespins.
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You might try the cue clip, it attaches very well to most Camelbaks and their ilk. https://www.cueclip.com/

We have also used the alligator clips with success - for a while the favorite had a small cresent moon on it (roach anyone?)
- we found this by the side of the road and never found another like it.
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Yup, map/cue sheet in plastic ziploc baggie, utilizing roach/alligator clips.
Attach to top part of captain's center jersey pocket. Works fine.
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Not for the tandem - but for the motorcycle, yes - a very thin, flat backpack thingy with a vinyl transparent pocket, cinch straps to hold it tight and stop fluttering. That and a simple acoustic intercom like a linked pair of stethoscopes with a talk bud on the inside of each helmet = cost 15 pounds for both, better than gps and intercom in our experience as we like low-tech and to retain route planning authority - I've been directed onto too many crowded ugly freeways by gps!
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Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
I haven't had anything like that attached to my back but I have had those items in my jersey pockets for her easy access.
I found it necessary to set limits on that with Mrs. Grouch. I found her fingernails digging into my back every few minutes to be irritating.
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