Category Archives: Whimsical Or Entertaining

The Outspoken Cyclist, a Post Script

Although not anticipated nor intended when I published my blog entry soliciting guests from the tandem community for Diane Lee’s radio show, the Outspoken Cyclist at WJCU in Cleveland, Ohio, I somehow ended up being a guest this past Saturday … Continue reading

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The Outspoken Cyclist: Interested In Being A Guest? + More Favorites

Since first coming to my attention back in the 4th quarter of 2010, I’ve made mention of long-time friend Diane Lees and the PBS show she produces and hosts at WJCU in Cleveland, the Outspoken Cyclist.  In fact, here’s a … Continue reading

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Tandem vs. Single Bike Riding Position: Same or Different?

BTW, this is my 800th blog entry.  Not sure what that says about my use of free time.   I was recently going through digital photos several older computers in an effort to collect and consolidate my images on one … Continue reading

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A 49-Minute Tandem Ride In 78 Seconds: My First GoPro Video…

Well, a couple “can you believe its” came about over the weekend; and here they are: Can you believe it… Debbie’s almost over her bout with Sinusitis! Mark’s almost over his bout with something other than the flu! We had … 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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Yes, I Was Serious About Trailering Our Tandem Behind The Harley!

Regular readers will recall that in one of my post-Southern Tandem Rally reports I lamented about our lack of enthusiasm for driving to tandem cycling events and shared a plan to investigate trailering our tandem behind our motorcycle as an alternative … Continue reading

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Tandem Rallies; I Think I Forgot How They Work!

Here’s what I’ve come to “think” I realize:  I do tandem rallies like I drink water, soda or anything else.   Instead of taking it one sip at a time and savoring the drink while taking-in the surrounding social situation, I … Continue reading

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Tandem & Family Cycling’s Website… Alas, it appears to be gone.

Give me a moment to collect myself…. sniff, sniff with the wipe of a small tear. It would appear the final chapter has finally come to a close on Tandem & Family Cycling (T&FC) Magazine. I’ve always had a deep … Continue reading

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The TandemGeek’s Blog: Reader Feedback / Survey

Just for kicks, I thought I’d ask for some reader feedback on readability and content after adding-back non-tandem cycling articles to our blog back in January of this year. The survey is hosted on the OpinionPower.com site and can be … Continue reading

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Needed To Follow My Own Advice… Tandem Rallies & Lodging

So, in past articles I’ve written about tandem rallies one of the things I recommend is planning ahead.   I didn’t do that all that well for this year’s Southern Tandem Rally. More specifically, find a good source for a … 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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ebay Tandems of Interest….

A fellow tandem enthusiast recently wrote to let us know that medical issues have created some lifestyle changes that has caused their 2006 Santana Arriva Stowaway to go unused and they finally decided to see if they could find it … Continue reading

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Jack Taylor Tandem Tricycle on ebay….. Very Cool

Linky: Jack Taylor Tandem Trike As the seller aptly notes in the item description, “You won’t see this everyday on ebay especially in the USA!!! “ I would so love to snag this if I had a place to keep it; … 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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Tandem Bikes & Hollywood

I stumbled over an interesting web site called “Rides a Bike” that has a large photo collection of celebrities posing with or on bicycles.  I shamelessly poached the ones that included tandems, triplets & quads because, well…. I’m a tandem … 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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Key West… A Short Week In Paradise (Part 2, The Keys & Key West)

This is the second 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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Key West… A Short Week In Paradise (Part 1, The Trip to Miami)

INTRO: It’s not often we take off an entire week and it’s almost unheard of for us to do so without tandem cycling being a centerpiece of that time off.  However, our dear friends and partners in crime when it … 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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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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Cycling Apparel: One-In / One Out…???? Yeah, Right.

As a follow on to my “Got Shoes” entry back in early January, and in response to some comments and questions I received both on and off the blog, I finally got around to doing a slight purge of some … Continue reading

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Bicycle Fabrication: Handcrafted to Mass Production

While perusing the video’s on bicycle manufacturing I thought it might be interesting to share a few more videos I stumbled over.  I decided to start with the high-end beginning with Seven Cycles & a hand-crafted custom and end with … Continue reading

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Industry on Parade / Two-Wheel Triumph, Columbia Bicycles, Circa 1952

Ok, it wasn’t all that hard to find, but once again it’s worth the time to watch and compare how the manufacturing technology & techniques had changed between what you may have seen in the previous Raleigh Bicycle manufacturing film … Continue reading

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Raleigh Bicycle Manufacturing, Circa 1945

A friend recently ‘liked’ a post on a cycling club’s website that linked to a 1945 British Industry film on how Raleigh bicycles were produced.  It’s 17 minutes long, but was absolutely captivating to this bike geek so I thought … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a National’s Time Trial Machine: John Price’s Tiemeyer TT Tandem

John Price from Albuquerque, NM, wrote to let us know a little bit more about his Tiemeyer Signature Time Trial Tandem, following a big win at this year’s Master’s Road National Championships held on Sept 5-9 in Bend, Oregon.  John is … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Looking For An Answer To A Question About Tandems…

… there’s a pretty good chance it won’t be buried in this blog.  It’s probably not buried in our companion Website — http://www.thetandemlink.com — either. But, that’s not to say that I or several other folks with insight into some … Continue reading

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