My brother came down from Anchorage, Alaska in late June so we dragged my old Jack Taylor tandem out of the shed. I certainly wouldn't ride one of these every day (even on the off chance that I could find a willing partner), but they make for a nice change of pace. For anyone that hasn't ridden alongside one, they're a bit slow on the climbs, make for a powerful partner in a pace line, and just plain kick ass on the descents.
Dave S is just biding his time, waiting to hop on the wheel when the big rig goes by:
Think we'd go faster if he trimmed that beard?
Not exactly the height of cycling fashion perhaps.......but we kept it moving pretty good nonetheless:
Moving on to another family member - late this spring my daughter expressed an interest in getting a lighter road bike - we found an old Cannondale R500 in Lakeside on Craigslist; we're still tweaking her position and components. We've done a half dozen rides (her favorite stretch of road is the descent of Lester River Road) culminating with a ride from Brighton Beach to the Moose and back last Sunday morning with Rich (for a bit) and Dave. She's comfortable taking pace and hung with us on average 17-18 mph ride.
I'm thinkin' you'll be seeing more of this young lady.