Category Archives: Tandem Folks

Dwan Shepard of Co-Motion Cycles on “The Outspoken Cyclist”

Diane Lees interviewed Dwan Shepard of Co-Motion Cycles this past week for her Saturday afternoon PBS radio program, The Outspoken Cyclist.  It’s a great interview where Dwan takes listeners down all kinds of interesting discussion paths regarding his entry into … Continue reading

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Hanging With the Nutts; A Ride on The Silver Comet

So, it’s fair to say that I’m a pretty lucky guy.  I’ve got a wonderful wife who’s got a great personality and who’s also pretty easy on the eyes.  I’ve also got a friend who’s got pretty much the same … 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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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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The “New England Wicked Tandem Society, aka NEWTS”

Joe Marino wrote to let us know that a few weeks back a “new” tandem club was launched representing the greater New England area.  A copy of their “launch notice” is appended below.  Since launching their club they’ve signed-up some 55 … 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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Procrastination Plus: Finally Got Off Our STR Registration…

Believe it or nor, I finally sent off our registration for October’s Southern Tandem Rally over in Cullman, Alabama!  I have NO idea why we had such a hard time getting excited about STR, other than having a cruddy year … 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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Buying A Tandem Is A Team Sport Too…. (Nearly New Calfee for Sale)

There was an interesting question posed to one of the bike lists I frequent from a gentleman who is toying with the idea of adding a tandem to his collection of bicycles and decided to seek input from the subset … Continue reading

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WTB – 1996 Cannondale MT3000 “Los Dos” 18/16

You ever sell a tandem and then regret doing so?  Yeah, me too.  Interestingly enough, it was almost the same bike as the one David & Lucy are looking to replace. David sent me a note today looking for leads … Continue reading

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Tandem Club of America: A New Chapter Opens As Another Closes…

I’d actually gotten something of a brief heads-up this was coming, but it was definitely something I had not expected to see for a few more years, and that was an announcement from Jack & Susan Goertz that they would … Continue reading

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First Look: Taiwanese-Made Cannondale RT1

Facebook truly is an interesting animal with regard to how one door opens another to perpetuate the social network.  Case in point, I am friends with Rick L. up in Michigan noting we both share a strong affinity for tandems … Continue reading

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Friends Larry & Martha’s Big Ride: The TransAmerican Northern Route

Imagine my surprise when my daily Google search macro delivered a news item from a Middle Tennessee radio station about our friends Larry & Martha Tolbert from Murfreesboro, TN! As noted in the new item, Larry & Martha began their … Continue reading

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For The Literary Buffs….

How about H.G. Wells and his second wife Amy aboard a Humber courting tandem? And digging deeper into the way-back machine we find a photo of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle riding in tandem with his first wife Louise (Touie) on … Continue reading

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A Visit to MTB Tandems in Woodstock, Georgia

Last Saturday Debbie and I paid our first visit to Alex Nutt’s “new” MTB Tandems shop just off of I-575 at the Sixes Road exit in Woodstock, Georgia.  The address is: 221 Rope Mill Pkwy Suite 2, Woodstock, GA   30114.  Sadly, … 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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Tandem Tech & Equipment: In Praise of Conventional Wheels

I can honestly say it was really nice riding on our 36°conventional wheelset during last Sunday’s 65-mile Tour de Cure event.  Nice, because (a) they delivered a great ride and (b) I never gave them a second thought. While conventional … Continue reading

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Tandem Tech & Equipment: Selle An-Atomica Titanico Saddles

Ok, lets shift gears here for a moment away from wheels to talk about something near and dear to our derrières: saddles and in particular the Selle An-Atomica Titanico. So as not to keep readers in suspense, here’s the bottom … 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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Spring Tune Ups… Especially For The Gently Used Tandems

For those folks who put their tandems up for the winter, or for any teams that simply don’t give their tandems a lot of love — it’s time to think about a Spring Tune Up!  Seriously, tandems really need attention … 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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Things I Didn’t Delve Into During My Talk At Tandems East’s Expo….

At the end of my 40-minute “Tandem Geek Show” during last weekend’s Tandems East Expo I decided to test the audience’s threshold for interest by asking if there were any questions before jumping into some other topics.  As I suspected, there … Continue reading

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Looking for Paralympic Tandem Team Captains: Road & Track…

Note that I’m posting this on behalf of Chazz Walker out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  Please direct any questions to Chazz via email to: chazzwan@earthlink.net Hoping that this message will reach an interested captain with tandem racing legs. I am mentoring … 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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Should We Be Flabbergasted, Flattered or Fhilosophical?

Yes, yes…  we know philosophical begins with a ‘pf’ instead of an “fh” but it was just too hard to resist. Anyway, our good friend Michael S. over in Croatia dropped me a note the other day in which he … 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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Wow! Calfee Raises The Bar Again With NAHBS Tandems

If  you hang out on Facebook and have “Liked” Calfee’s FB page, or are a regular on BikeForum.net’s tandem subforums then you’ve probably seen the two over-the-top tandems Calfee took to this past weekend’s North American Handmade Bike Show in … Continue reading

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Newlywed Bina Bilenky Trahan on Tandems: Stoker’s Life

Stephen Bilenky’s daughter Bina, who has been mentioned several times on our blog before, recently penned an article that  appeared on Embrocation Cycling Journal where she shares some anecdotes and insights on tandem cycling.  It’s a quick and fun read … Continue reading

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