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  • Male Captain / Female Stoker

    14 87.50%
  • Male Captain / Male Stoker

    3 18.75%
  • Female Captain / Male Stoker

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  • Female Captain / Female Stoker

    0 0%
  • Captain Only, the stoker bailed or fell off

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    PMK
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    Teams, Male / Female or Male/ Male or Female/ Female

    While reading some topics, viewing race results and watching videos I started to wonder how the teams stack up.

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    Male/Female, but you probably won't find us on race results.

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    Male/Male and Male/Female though racing is not in the cards for us. Find that M/M works better for me as captain as the times that have ridden M/F, the F has a hard time trusting my line because they have not been as accomplished in riding single bikes as the M/M team. Either way just being on a trail on the tandem is a blast.
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    both

    I hit from both sides of the plate. I built my tandem to ride / train with my daughters, but usually race male / male, and most training rides too. One of the races we do, the Ore to Shore, offers a male class and a mixed or female class - so it opens options, and we've raced both. My wife wouldn't be caught dead stoking, it's an alpha thing I guess.
    GET Bret Weir, I said.

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    What happened to "Stoker Only, the Captain bailed or fell off"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsdoable
    What happened to "Stoker Only, the Captain bailed or fell off"...

    I'm not sure, maybe it's beyond my small brain to imagine the consequences to the poor stoker.

    But then again, I have seen a photo of the stoker leaning forward and riding the bike...solo.

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    Would that photo be in Moab, Ut.



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    My wife forgets to steer her single bike now, can't imagine how bad these photos will distort her stoker brain and training.

    And yes, those were the photos...

    PK

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    Yeah we were taking a break and I got a little restless so I just started riding around on the front and then switched to the back after a few minutes. It really is pretty hard to ride from the back.
    Zipper aka Rob

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    My wife and I used to race and ride the Ventana a lot, but since she had foot surgery a year and half ago, it has sat in the garage. One of my riding buddies (male) has suggested he would like us to go out and ride, it has'nt happened and it may not.

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    You have to get back out there with your wife. it would be good Physical Therapy for the foot, not to mention the Soul.
    Zipper aka Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK
    I'm not sure, maybe it's beyond my small brain to imagine the consequences to the poor stoker.PK
    I only know of 2 incidents where the Captain bailed, and I was the poor stoker on one of them, hence the question...

    And tandems are rare around here.

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