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"Can you ride tandem ?"

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by cisamcgu, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish


    Impractical, but looks funky :angry:
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Why impractical? Any more than any other tandem? In fact, the captain having eyes in the back of his/her head seems very practical!

    I've had a brief go on a back to back recumbent tandem, and it was fun - I normally hate being stoker, because I'm too nervous, but not being able to see where I was going was quite calming...
     
  3. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
    Well, OK perhaps not impractical, but definitely reserved for people who have a lot of trust in the driver. I for one would always need to see where I was going :smile:
     
  4. Going up Ventoux would be a question of 'I wonder when we'll topple backwards' and descending might well be a '...bloody hell..!' experience :smile:
     
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    But as tandem stoker, you have to trust the captain anyway! A good captain will always warn of impending potholes, turns etc, whether the stoker can see or not (a lot of blind people stoke tandems). If you're like me, and you can see what's coming, you try and react, and that's bad for handling!