tandem biking?

tandem biking?

Post by gran » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Tell me about your tandem biking experiences....I am lookin at buy one, my
wife and I walk together and may try biking...I am from Minn and sure would
like to find a good used tandem
 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by ZiZoh » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

My wife and I have been riding tandem for about 3 years.  We did RAGBRAI
together last year on tandem, her first and my 8th.  She liked it so well,
she wants to do again in 2000(I'm taking my 13 yearold on tandem with me in
1999,starting him out as I did his 3 older siblings).  We both are short and
heavy but get about pretty well on our Schwinn Doubletime.  Ours is a
mountainbike style.  If I had it to do over, I would opt for a road bike
style.  Hard to get below headwinds.  Going uphill is slow for us, but we
fly downhill.  We don't ride fast, but we enjoy our ride together.  Good
quality time.  She never rode much at all prior to buying the tandem.  She
won't ride her bike in traffic, but will ride 45 mph down hills with me in
traffic.

 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by Lee & Jill Taylo » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Check out Tandem Magazine: http://www.tandemmag.com
They have reviews & classified ads.

of tandem information.
If you need the listsev address, let me know. It seems Tandem Magaxine has

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> Tell me about your tandem biking experiences....I am lookin at buy one, my
> wife and I walk together and may try biking...I am from Minn and sure would
> like to find a good used tandem


 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by Rob Frut » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Check out HATS (Houston Area Tandem Society) at
http://www.ghgcorp.com/currie/
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>Tell me about your tandem biking experiences....I am lookin at buy one, my
>wife and I walk together and may try biking...I am from Minn and sure would
>like to find a good used tandem

 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by John Davie » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00


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>of tandem information.
>If you need the listsev address, let me know. It seems Tandem Magaxine has



http://www-acs.ucsd.edu/home-pages/wade/tandem.html

John Davies

 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by Tom Mihalc » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

My wife and I have owned a tandem for four years.  We've really enjoyed
it. I would highly recommend that you ride the tandem more than around the
block before you buy it.

Quote:

> Tell me about your tandem biking experiences....I am lookin at buy one, my
> wife and I walk together and may try biking...I am from Minn and sure would
> like to find a good used tandem

--
Tom Mihalcik
 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by Jack/Kath » Tue, 22 Dec 1998 04:00:00

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> Tell me about your tandem biking experiences....I am lookin at buy one, my
> wife and I walk together and may try biking...I am from Minn and sure would
> like to find a good used tandem

I recommend it.  My wife is maybe 6-8 mph slower than I am, so the
tandem allows us to ride together.  The tandem won't turn you into the
next incarnation of Eddy Mercyx but it averages the spped of the two
riders plus a little.

The down side of tandeming is that group rides are a drag.  Everyone
sees the tandem as a rolling government program and trys to jump on for
the free ride.  Some even get angry when you don't do 30 mph.  This
aspect can be frustrating.  I recommend the tandem for solo rides
without a group over fairly level to rolling terrain.  Do this and you
will have a blast.

Jack

 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by Paul Kop » Tue, 22 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Ah, but get a brace of tandems in a line...
Quote:

>The down side of tandeming is that group rides are a drag.  Everyone
>sees the tandem as a rolling government program and trys to jump on for
>the free ride.  Some even get angry when you don't do 30 mph.  This
>aspect can be frustrating.  I recommend the tandem for solo rides
>without a group over fairly level to rolling terrain.  Do this and you
>will have a blast.

 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by Invision » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00

My wife and I have been tandeming for almost ten years and only this year
stopped since she is pregnant.  I think that if you both enjoy riding, this is
a way to share quality time.  We've ridden every road in the San Francisco Bay
Area and beyond, up or down.

climbing is slower, but you'll get used to it. Descents are a blast.  Just
communicate!  Tandeming will certainly teach you how to communicate better, if
you don't you'll not have a tandeming partner!

Clifford Lee

 
 
 

tandem biking?

Post by VCRE » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Have ridden tandems last 12 yrs. Bought first one used(Santana soveriegn
GT)never a problem with the bike because it was used. Toured on that bike for
10 yrs. Only goy rid of bike because of wifes back problems. Point is don't be
afraid to buy a used tandem. People tend to take beter care of them than a
single. check out this site for used tandems.
www.mindspring.com/~strauss/tca.html