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NAHBS via Padraig at Red Kite Prayer & Some Tandems

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) was held in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina and it was my sincere hope that we’d be attending.  Sadly, it fell on a weekend where we already had travel plans that would put us … Continue reading

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Rally Report: 2014 Sebring Tandem Rally

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster.  The Sebring Tandem Rally, already unique for starting at Florida’s Sebring International Raceway, got an extra taste of yesteryear racing this weekend. … Continue reading

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Registration for the MATES Rally in Mt. Jackson, Virginia Now Open!

Our dear friends Ed and Karen Hass wrote to let us know the Mid-Atlantic Tandem EnthusiastS 2014 Rally Website is now up and running and registration is now open. The rally is being held in Mount Jackson, Virginia on June 20-22. … Continue reading

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NAHBS… So Close, Yet So Far (Dagnabit)

Well, I was all exited to have the North American Handmade Bicycle Show being hosted by the good folks up in Charlotte, North Carolina for 2014. After all of these years of longing to go and see the amazing work … Continue reading

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To all of our tandem cycling friends & readers…. Here’s to a great 2014!

  Wishing you the very best and many happy miles in 2014…  May your roads be smooth and free from pointy things and your opportunities for rides be plentiful! Looking back at 2013, we had another year filled with a … Continue reading

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Tandem Event Updates: Sebring, SWTR, Tandems East Expo & GTR…

March 21 – 23 / Sebring Tandem Rally:  Date Change! The Sebring Tandem Rally hosted by the Florida Panthers will now be held on 21 – 23 March at the Chateau Elan Hotel & Conference Center in Sebring, Florida adjacent … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights Rides… I Really Miss Those

Many years back, one of our holiday traditions was The Tandem Club of Georgia’s Christmas Lights Ride in and around Atlanta.  The first one was hosted out of Atlanta Cycling’s shop in Vinings around 1997 and lead by Don Dutson … Continue reading

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2014 Tandem Rallies… First Look

I spent a few moments updating the “Events” page at www.thetandemlink.com this morning and most of the annual rallies now have dates and places.  Again, these events and links to the event or club websites can always be found at our companion website, www.thetandemlink.com. However, … Continue reading

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4th Annual Florida Tandem Rally Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Reflecting on the best way to enjoy tandem rallies, some couples like to do them back to back. One week after the … Continue reading

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Packing Cycling Clothes for a Cold Weather Rally…. Yikes!

To borrow a quote from the Grinch, “What do I wear!“ When we were in our 40′s, we’d always say, “no ride if raining or below 40°F”.  As we got into our 50′s it became, “no ride if raining or … Continue reading

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Southern Tandem Rally 2013… Cullman, Alabama

I must confess, last Spring we had originally made some preliminary plans to attend Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Florida, with our friends David & Deb only to realize it fell on the same weekend as the Southern Tandem Rally (STR) … Continue reading

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Florida Tandem Rally – Hotel Cut-Off Extended Through 8 Oct

From our friends down at the Villages in Florida comes this update on the 2013 Florida Tandem Rally…. 4th ANNUAL FLORIDA  TANDEM RALLY 2013  25-27 October 2013 Hotel Cut-off date extended! We hope you are making plans to attend the 4th Annual … Continue reading

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Alabama Tandem Weekend Goes South for 2014 (4-6 April)

Just received a note from Pam & Guy Wyche who will be  hosting the 2014 Alabama Tandem Weekend way down south in Andalusia, Alabama.  The dates are 4-6 April and the host hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express on … Continue reading

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Event Report: Florida Panther’s Lake Wales Ride

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report. During the past three years, the PANTHERS sponsor a ride in the countryside of Lake Wales, FL.  This is a no cost ride and the tandem teams are … Continue reading

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Florida Panthers Announce 2013 Florida Tandem Rally, 25 – 27 Oct

FLORIDA TANDEM RALLY 2013 25-27 October 2013 You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Florida Tandem Rally in ‘Florida’s Friendliest Home Town’…The Villages, Florida.  This is a great location for tandem riding and it is said that “It’s always … Continue reading

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Tandems of the Ozarks Rally, Republic, MO, July 26-28

John White from the Springbike Tandems of the Ozarks (Springbike TOO), dropped us a note to let us know that, in addition to forming a new South Missouri-based tandem club, they are also opening up their annual “Tandem Social” to … Continue reading

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Vero Beach PANTHERS Ride Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster, the PANTHER’s publicity chair. Several times a year, the Florida PANTHERS get together for a weekend of riding in a different place. There … Continue reading

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Georgia Tandem Rally 2013; The All-In-One Report

Well, this may be a first: a tandem rally report without any “action” photos that prove we actually attended GTR!!  Somehow we ended up sneaking our way through the Georgia Tandem Rally in Covington, Georgia without being captured in any … Continue reading

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2013 Tour de Cure: Post Ride Report

Yes, we did in fact successfully complete the 2013 Tour de Cure event yesterday!  Mother Nature tried her best to keep us and hundreds of other riders from making it to the finish, but we persevered!! As a recap on our fund-raising, … Continue reading

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Panama City Beach: Another Big Bike Weekend (Part 2 of 2)

Friday  After sleeping in much longer than usual, which was quite nice, we got ourselves sorted out, stuffed the rain gear into the bike’s saddlebags and crossed our fingers that the rain would hold off until the afternoon as we headed … Continue reading

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KEY WEST PART 3… The Everglades & Trips Back.

This is the third of three installments that describe our min-vacation to South Florida & Key West. Most of the photos you see were taken by our friends David & Deb who were kind enough to share them with us … Continue reading

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Sebring Tandem Rally 2013, by Diana Mirkin

We are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Diana Mirkin. The third annual PANTHERS Sebring Tandem Rally was held March 22-24, 2013 at Chateau Elan, the resort hotel adjacent to the famous Sebring International … Continue reading

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2013 Tandems East Tandem Expo… It’s All About The People!!

Well, we had a GREAT time at the 2013 Tandems East Tandem Expo.  As I mentioned in my earlier blog entry, “Tandems East Open House & The Tandem Geek Show“, this was our second tandem expo — the first time … Continue reading

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Tandems East Open House & the Tandem Geek Show

This coming Saturday & Sunday Mel & Barbara Kornbluh will be holding their 25th annual Open House in Pittsgrove, New Jersey.  Some of their guest speakers on Saturday will include Zack Strahley of Co-Motion, daVinci co-owner Brian Davis, Spinergy wheel expert Ric Becker of … Continue reading

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The Tandems of NAHBS 2013…

Ah, the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show… the best thing to happen in American cycling since I don’t know when.  Best of all, next year it will be in Charlotte, North Carolina!  You can bet your boots that we’ll … Continue reading

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Eastern Tandem Rally, Inc., Launches All-New Website!

This just in from our good friend Malcolm Boyd: the 2013 ETR rally schedule & a new look for their Website! The Eastern Tandem Rally organization is pleased to release its rally schedule for 2013.  The Spring Thaw rally, co-sponsored … Continue reading

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2013 Tandem Rallies… Coming at ya

Ready or not, the 2013 tandem rallies are getting scheduled so mark-up your calendars, get in those vacation requests and keep an eye on those registration dates.  I spent a few moments updating the “Events” page at http://www.thetandemlink.com this morning … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Florida Tandem Rally Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster, the PANTHER’s publicity chair. I’m enjoying a recovery day after helping the Florida PANTHERS host the third annual Florida Tandem Rally. Despite the … Continue reading

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The Sun Sets on the Tennessee Tandem Rally…

For those who may not have been on the Tennessee Tandem Rally alumni Email list or whose Email addresses may have changed, after a decade of hosting the Tennessee Tandem Rally our friends Tim & Sharon Patterson will no longer … Continue reading

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Southern Tandem Rally 2012, Part 2 of 2

SATURDAY The day started much like Friday with a very nice breakfast buffet around 7:30.  What should have been a relatively easy “get ready to go” became a bit more complex when a special photo-op was planned  by one of … Continue reading

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