Tandeming, Through The Eyes of a 14-Year Old

To readers who also receive their tandem cycling reading fixes from the  Tandem@Hobbes mailing list, my apologies for the repost.  But this was just too good not to move into broader circulation…

Our long-time friend Mark Johnson from Precision Tandems in Kansas shared a couple of web journals written by his daughter Courtney who, along with sister Natalie, have truly grown-up on tandems: no, really…

You can find a very nice article by Mark where he chronicles the years spent raising the girls on the back of their triplets, quads and quints at the Precision Tandems Website by clicking HERE.

As you can see, the kids have come a long way since then, but tandeming remains a big part of their life:

Left to right: Natalie, Courtney, Julie & Mark

So, without further ado, here is what Mark posted to Tandem@Hobbes with the links to Courtney’s articles. Enjoy!

Courtney put her smartical particles and computer talents to work developing her own CANDISC and the Oklahoma Freewheel WebPages this year. Both of these somewhat challenging events were ridden on the quad with sister Natalie and are now posted on our site. I suspect you will also find her 14-year-old perspective to be rewarding, refreshing, and also insightful about future riding too. Those of you tandemming with children may gleam a bit of insight from the read as we all go through periods of speculation as to what riding with teenage children will bring , or not bring.

Cycling Around North Dakota In Sakakawea County (CANDISC)

Oklahoma Freewheel 2011

 

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About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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