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    Tandems at Bent Creek?

    what was with all the tandems at bent creek today?
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    MTB Tandems had a big gathering this weekend. I did three rides in two days and am whooped. Those folks have some awesome skills!

    Thanks Hollis for leading an epic before breakfast!

    Snagged a couple of locals in the parking lot to help with directional information/ride along:

    Thanks Chris (who returned today to demo with his daughter) for your primo routes!

    Thanks Jane for joining in. You were a big hit on your SS and fun personality!



    My bike was very excited and loved getting to play with all the Ventana cousins.
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    I got to witness a loving elderly argument by two Tandem riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleymtnbiker1
    I got to witness a loving elderly argument by two Tandem riders.
    tandem aka "the divorce machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    tandem aka "the divorce machine"
    i was about to mention divorce bike!!
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    I think we've all gauged each year with that one "Special Ride" everything else seems to get compared to. For me, this one was unique. As far as the divorce ratio goes, I only rode with a bunch of dang happy mountain bikers.

    Going to take a lot to top this past weekend!
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    yup, the crowd of "doubles" was quite interesting.
    when was the last time you've heard,
    "honey, scoot your butt back"
    during a mtb ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    tandem aka "the divorce machine"
    If anyone is looking to ruin a perfectly good relationship, let me know as I have one of these divorce machines in the workshop that I would like to sell for cheap. We stopped riding it just in time and JoJo is much happier having full control of her own bike.

    JoJo to Woody: "We can't do this"
    Woody to JoJo: "It's too late for that, here we go"
    JoJo to Woody: Can't post her response, it likely would offend the forum rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis
    yup, the crowd of "doubles" was quite interesting.
    when was the last time you've heard,
    "honey, scoot your butt back"
    during a mtb ride
    Does this tandem make my butt look big?

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    One of my favorite quotes - from an mature adult team:

    (They'd hit an up hill technical and nearly stalled)

    "Pump it honey, like its 1999"

    Took me five minutes to catch up.

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    well,actually

    Kellie and me totally love riding our tandem but it`s true you really have to get along well.
    We totally had a blast pounding a few solo bike riders at Cohutta and had the pleasure of hearing comments like "please tell me it ain`t true, you can`t be passing me".
    It`s pretty fun being able to share the exact same experience and be able to do an entire ride exactly the same, crashes and all....
    We do still like our "solo" bikes though...
    The next long tandem day for us will be Curtiss Creek and then down the toll road...

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    Check out this ride on Hickory! Hollis lead the ride and a bunch of us did it again Sunday. As Maida recently stated: The Jiggle Factor adds a lot.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=621443
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    I'm not much for tandems. I can't get anyone to ride with me anyway, because I utterly dominate everyone on my SS. I don't even think my dad would get on a tandem with me.

    divorce bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Matt
    i was about to mention divorce bike!!
    Divorce machines? It ain't the bike. Whatever direction the relationship's going, it will just get there quicker on a tandem. So the tandem doesn't ruin a relationship, but it can certainly highlight the iffy parts.
    To those of us for who(m) tandeming works, it's often better than riding singles. We sorta feel for those of you who don't get to enjoy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    Check out this ride on Hickory! Hollis lead the ride and a bunch of us did it again Sunday. As Maida recently stated: The Jiggle Factor adds a lot.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=621443
    The jiggle factor...two riders on a hardtail tandem, with a four inch travel fork running Magura rim brakes in some sections at almost 30 mph...you can obviously notice the water bars and sections littered with rocks. I believe my stoker did just fine, especially considering we live where it's very flat.

    Regardless, after 25 years of being married to my stoker, and 20 years of mtb riding and some racing behind us, the tandem brings a new fun, to what became somewhat routine.

    I suggest if you ever get the chance to ride an off road tandem, piloted by an experienced captain, take the chance. Tandem riding adds a new level of difficulty, joined with a new type of thrill.

    FWIW, my wife was absolutely set that no way she would ride a tandem as stoker, yesterday she said to sell her single bike so we can build our new tandem with XO level components.

    PK

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