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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?

2017 Richmond (Virginia) Area Tandem Society (RATS) Calendar

Our friend and Atlanta transplant Christian Courville wrote to let us know that they’d be reading the upcoming 22 April RATS ride in the Maidens area and wanted to be sure any readers here at the TG Blog who might … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Area Tandem Society (PATS) Added to US Tandem Club List

Who knew??  I certainly didn’t, but thankfully the Internet always comes through. Bill Jackson wrote to let us know that a tandem club was formed in Southeast Pennsylvania that calls itself  the Philadelphia Tandem Society, aka PATS. Like many clubs, they are … Continue reading

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Cyclists & Road Use Fees

I always enjoy the various arguments regarding cyclists “sharing the road” but not paying their fair share for the use of those same roads, especially when the annual vehicle registration and ad valorem taxes on our cars and motorcycles come … Continue reading

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Two for Two…

We made the best of good weather over the past Saturday and Sunday by getting in a couple of 25-mile rides.  It wasn’t pretty as this was only our 3rd time back on the tandem since January 15th and last … Continue reading

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Rally Report: 2017 Sebring Tandem Rally

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster.  The Sebring Tandem Rally, now in its seventh year, is stretching into four days. A number of couples arrived at Sebring’s Chateau … Continue reading

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Making Custom Carbon Fibre Tandems: Filament Bikes

We’re pleased to share the following reader contribution authored by Richard Craddock of Filament Bikes. Filament Bikes is a company that makes custom carbon fibre bicycle frames in the UK and exports around the world. I recently took on a couple … Continue reading

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From Double Forte to Facebook and Off-Road Tandem Rallies: A Retrospective

Back in April 2000, and at the suggestion of a fellow off-road tandem enthusiast who was also a fellow subscriber and contributor to the Tandem@Hobbes listserve I created a newsgroup / discussion forum for off-road tandem enthusiasts called Double Forte. For … Continue reading

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