We’ve moved the Tandem in Armidale blog to tandemarmidale.com
I thought I’d take a moment to wish our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I understand that riding a tandem is much more common in other countries than it is in Australia. Seeing a tandem is such a novelty for some people they feel they just have to say something. I though I’d give a list here of the most common things heard while riding a tandem. Some of this is funny, some of it isn’t, but I suspect you’ll be able to work out where I’m being serious.
I’ve known Katherine for a few years now, she rides with Exsight Tandems in Sydney and Wollongong, and even took my place on the Management Committee when I moved back to Armidale.
OK, so not the most honest title on this blog so far, but I couldn’t think of anything better. And it makes me think of Tom Petty’s Learning to Fly.
When I first started riding tandem with my two kids, before we even took off I read this screed: Captain Training.
How did I become a stoker? In contrast to Dave’s experience, unsurprisingly, my becoming a stoker was fairly intentional.
I’d tried some tandem cycling in my mid 20’s, and indeed got to buying my own tandem (a basic Apollo) in my mid to late 20s. My issue at the time (I was living in Armidale then too) was finding people to captain.