Lest anyone think that I would neglect the Bulletin Board at my Web site, I made the following updates tonight.
Registration for 2010 Southern Tandem Rally Now Open – Jack & Susan Goertz, hosts of the 32nd Southern Tandem Rally, wrote to let us know registration is now open! STR ’10 will be held in beautiful Florence, Alabama on Oct 15-17. The STR ’10 Web site has links to the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa for advanced reservations (which works just fine, by the way) as well as the downloadable Rally Registration form and various other useful information and links to local attractions. Florence is located in the extreme Northwest corner of Alabama.
Only Five (5) Spots Remain Unclaimed For the 2010 Tennessee Tandem Rally – Tom Spears wrote to let us know that 45 of the 50 team openings for the 2010 edition of the Tenneesee Tandem Rally have been filled, leaving only 5 spots open. The 2010 edition of TTR is being held in Franklin, TN, just south of Nashville on Jun 4-6. Visit the TTR Website for more details and a downloadable registration form.
Hey, You’ve Updated The Banner & Bulletin Board? – Yes, we did. We are pleased to add Israel’s flag to our line-up of nations with tandem clubs to recognize the CanVelo – Israel Guide Dog Center Tandem Club. You can read more about this new club in the Feb 6th Update or at their Website. Although their website is written primarily in Hebrew, it can be translated using Google. I will also be updating the more detailed US and international tandem club pages in the not too distant future to add CanVelo as well as the new San Diego based U.S. Blind Tandem Cycling Connection’s club to the rosters.
We’ve also added buttons to the upper right hand corner for our new Blog and the always useful Captain Bike Website created by the late, great Sheldon Brown. You will also find a link to the Tandem sub-forum at BikeForums.net where yours truly hangs out and posts under the pen name (nom deplume) ‘TandemGeek’. Links to Tandem@Hobbes and Double Forte remain in place, although I must warn you that the once always useful search engine hosted by Alex Wetmore stopped archiving Hobbes posts about two years ago and is no longer able to pull up more recent postings. Although I have made several personal pleas to Alex for a fix, I fear his interests in cycling have migrated away from tandems and towards touring, randonneuring, 650B classic bicycles and the like. Of course, at the moment, it appears his entire server farm has suffered a failure that has taken everything from his search engine to blog off-line.