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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?

Shifter Update

As you may recall, when I last wrote we’d finished a very nice tandem ride from the house riding our Calfee as a 10-speed after the shifter for the front derailleur suddenly stopped working. Back at the house I was … Continue reading

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Ultegra 6703 Shifter Woes…

Remember how Paul Harvey would often times introduce an item with “Here’s a strange…”? I’ve got one! The Ultegra 6703 left-hand / triple front derailleur shifter on our Calfee tandem was for inexplicable reasons not working when we headed out … Continue reading

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Doing That Triplet Thing in Oconee County, South Carolina

Right on the heels of last weekend’s Georgia Tandem Rally (GTR), our focus this week was getting ready for a quick overnight trip up to Walhalla, South Carolina where we’d be riding the Rally in the Valley on our triplet with … Continue reading

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Our 19th Georgia Tandem Rally & A Busy Sunday…

Wednesday was, for all intents and purposes, prep-day ahead of our Thursday noon-time departure for the 2017 Georgia Tandem Rally in Valdosta, Georgia.  This was the usual stuff: getting tandem down and making sure it was ready to go, getting my … Continue reading

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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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