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Our ’98 Erickson: All Dressed-Up & Ready to GO!

As mentioned in last Wednesday’s blog entry soliciting leads for a small performance tandem to support a Paralympic team’s trip to the US Nationals in Augusta, Georgia, we offered up our ’98 Erickson and it apparently will fit the bill, … Continue reading

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An Amazing Contrast In Motorsports (Bloggishnish)

What an amazing contrast in the different racing forms that are Formula 1 and NASCAR during today’s parallel running of the Grand Prix of Canada and NASCAR’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway. Beyond the action on the track and … Continue reading

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Speedplay Frog Pedals: Titanium Axle Model Owners Beware….

If you’re a Speedplay Frog pedal fan and own a set of the high-end, uber-light Titanium axle models, if and when you need to do a pedal body rebuild you will discover that the standard replacement Frog pedal bodies don’t … Continue reading

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The New PeriScope Debuts Back in Poland…

Ah, the miracle of modern transportation and take-apart tandems…. The very same, brand new Co-Motion PeriScope tandem that was put together for last week’s Tennessee Tandem Rally and its owners — David, Christen and Audrey — have safely arrived back … Continue reading

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2011 Tennessee Tandem Rally… Part 2 of 2

A follow-on from Part 1 Saturday In The Park: Saturday once again saw the weather shaping up to be sunny and hot just like Friday.   After breakfast at the Hilton it was out to the entry way for the … Continue reading

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2011 Tennessee Tandem Rally… Part 1 of 2

Introduction Well, we’ve now attended our 9th of 9 Tennessee Tandem Rallies and as always, we got to spend time with a lot of old friends, met new friends, ride a few miles, and otherwise have a grand time. TTR … Continue reading

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Attn Georgian’s: Small Performance Tandem Needed for Paralympic Road Natl’s

Posting this for a team traveling to Augusta, Georgia for the Paralympic Road Nationals the week of 20-26 June. The two 5’7″ women are looking for a contemporary, small-size (52cm – 54cm), lighter-weight performance tandem they can borrow or rent … Continue reading

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A Note From Larry Black… Classic Rendezvous Weekend

A few weeks back I’d shared some notes with Larry Black of Mt. Airy / College Park Cyclery regarding Paketa tandems and learned that he’d be coming through our neck of the woods. Sadly, the timing fell on top of … Continue reading

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2011 Georgia Tandem Rally – Photo Collections

As a follow-up to my Georgia Tandem Rally report back on May 22nd, a few new photos (like 349 or there abouts) have been posted by GTR Co-Chairs Roger & Eve to their Shutterfly Account that you can find HERE. … Continue reading

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May PEACHES Ride, Cherokee County, Georgia

Our May tandem club ride was hosted by friends Jim & Charlotte who chose to follow the route used each year for the Rose Pedal Ride in Canton, Georgia. You can find some nice photos of the roads this ride … Continue reading

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SRAM X.0 10-spd + Campy 10 Ergo = I’m Impressed (Final Update)

OK. It’s time to put a fork in my SRAM conversion experiment because, it’s done! Today’s 46 mile ride in Cherokee County with our friends from the local tandem club provided a really good test for the 10-speed SRAM X.0 … Continue reading

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2010 SRAM X.0 10-spd + Campy 10 Ergo = So Far, So Good

As a follow-on to yesterday’s SRAM X.0 / Jtek Update #4, and as foreshadowed in Rick T’s comments, the 2010 SRAM X.0 Exact Actuation 10-speed rear derailleur provided flawless shifting on our 40 mile ride this morning.  It may be a … Continue reading

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SRAM & JTek Update: Still not the final solution, but… (Update #4)

It’s been just a little over a month since I published Update #3 on our SRAM X.O + Jtek Shiftmate Straight rear derailleur experiment that began back on March 5th. The shifting has been excellent when the Jtek is dialed-in. … Continue reading

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Daytime Tail Lights: A Couple Things….

First and foremost, I’m convinced that running a GOOD tail light during daylight hours is a great idea.  Yeah, yeah… yet another dorky thing to the fashion conscious cyclists.  Get over it: to most of the non-cycling world (that would … Continue reading

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Tweaking Bike Fit As Time Goes By: – 5 Millimeters = Sore No More

Regular readers may recall this item from the summary in my recent Santana Beyond review: Rider Comfort: My neck and shoulders were noticeably less “tight” after riding the Santana vs. our Calfee. This may have also been a result of the … Continue reading

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Georgia Tandem Rally XIII, 20-22 May 2011

Introduction So, how was the 2011 Georgia Tandem Rally in Macon, Georgia?  Fun, Hot & Hilly! Photo Galleries: Tim Presley on Flickr Monica Judd’s Photos on Picasa Roger & Eve’s Photopalooza on Shutterfly Roger’s ‘GTR in 90-seconds‘ on Vimeo Well, we’ve … Continue reading

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2011 Santana Beyond Review – Beyond Sublime

TG’s Anti-Climatic Backwards Review Unlike most reviews that don’t summarize or score the subject of their review until the last paragraph, in this one you get the summary and specifications right up front…  Diving into the details is optional. Cutting … Continue reading

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2011 Santana Beyond Review – Introduction & Background

Santana could have named its flagship tandem “Beyond Sublime“ That’s pretty high praise, but it’s truly well deserved. I say that if only because our benchmark is another tandem that offers sublime ride qualities: our ’08 Custom Calfee Tetra Travel Tandem … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rallies… Chattanooga ’07 & ’11

Note: This is the sixth and final article in a six-part series of blog entries regarding our Santana Rally in Chattanooga. The Introduction can be found HERE, Day 1 can be found HERE, Day 2 can be found HERE,  Day 3 can be found HERE, and Day 4 can be found … Continue reading

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Santana’s Chattanooga Rally, Day 4 (May 8th)

Note: This is the fifth in a six-part series of blog entries regarding our Santana Rally in Chattanooga. The Introduction can be found HERE, Day 1 can be found HERE, Day 2 can be found HERE and Day 3 can be found HERE. As foreshadowed in the last paragraph of my … Continue reading

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Santana’s Chattanooga Rally, Day 3 (May 7th)

Note: This is the fourth in a six-part series of blog entries regarding our Santana Rally in Chattanooga.  The Introduction can be found HERE, Day 1 can be found HERE. and Day 2 can be found HERE. As noted at the end of my Day 2 entry, Saturday … Continue reading

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Santana’s Chattanooga Rally, Day 2 (May 6th)

Note: This is the third in a six-part series of blog entries regarding our Santana Rally in Chattanooga.  The Introduction can be found HERE, and Day 1 can be found HERE. My first full day of the Mother’s Day Weekend Rally … Continue reading

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Santana’s Chattanooga Rally, Day 1 (May 5th)

Note: This is the second in a six-part series of blog entries regarding our Santana Rally in Chattanooga.  The Introduction can be found HERE. The first official event of the four-day rally was a 1:10 pm rider’s meeting in front … Continue reading

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Santana’s Chattanooga Rally, Introduction

As mentioned in an April 24th Blog entry, we received “an offer we couldn’t refuse” from our friends Bill and Jan McCready of Santana Cycles a couple weeks back that motivated us to sign-on for their Santana Mother’s Day Weekend … Continue reading

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SRAM X.0 + Jtek Shiftmate Straight (3rd Follow-Up)

OK.  We’ve put quite a few more hilly miles on the SRAM X.O + Jtek Shiftmate Straight adapter since Update #2.  I’d like to say that it was still “perfect” but, that’s not quite the case.   Now, it’s not … Continue reading

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The Entry Level Tandem Price Gap

In my “pulse of the tandem market” update, I mentioned the entry-level tandem price gap and that bears some additional discussion, because it’s an interesting situation. Here’s the deal, if you’ve budgeted $3,500 or so for a new tandem the … Continue reading

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Headed to Chattanooga For Santana’s Mother’s Day Weekend Rally

Breaking News: Team LGood is headed to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Santana Mother’s Day Weekend Rally on May 5th – 8th.  I believe there are still a few other slots available if anyone is interested.  More info HERE. Our first … Continue reading

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Our Hubbub Mirrors… 8-Week Update

Well, it’s been 8-weeks for me since I wrote my initial review, and about 4-weeks for Debbie and we’re both completely impressed with the Hubbub mirror. It stays put, which was not true of our other mirrors. Both would always need … Continue reading

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Taking the Pulse of the Tandem Community

Some of the folks who are regular readers of Tandem@Hobbes, Double_Forte@YahooGroups, GA_Peaches@YahooGroups, and BikeForums.net may have noticed that I did not conduct a tandem enthusiast poll this past winter.  It was an intentionally omission, i.e., I just didn’t feel like … Continue reading

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Tennessee Tandem Rally… Almost Full

Just four more slots remain, as there have been a few cancellations.  You can learn more about the rally and get registration information from the TTR Website: http://www.thetandemlink.com/TTR.html We’ve always joked around that the Tennessee Tandem Rally “isn’t your parents tandem … Continue reading

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