Category Archives: Tandeming

The Things You Hear

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 … Continue reading

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February’s Challenge

Through January and February 2014 Katherine, Natalie and Patricia will be riding around New South Wales to raise funds for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. I’ve known Katherine for a few years now, she rides with Exsight Tandems in Sydney and Wollongong, … Continue reading

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Learning to Climb

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.

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Everything you know is wrong

When I first started riding tandem with my two kids, before we even took off I read this screed: Captain Training.

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The Intentional Stoker

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 … Continue reading

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The Accidental Captain

I haven’t always been a tandem captain, but if you’re wondering exactly what the process is to becoming one, you probably shouldn’t do it like me.

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So Why Tandem?

Given this is a restart of an old Blog, now lost to the death of Posterous, I thought I’d start with a basic question. Why do I ride a tandem? On one level the answer is quite simple: because I’m … Continue reading

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