Category Archives: Tandem Folks

Making Our 12-Year Old Calfee Tandem New Again

Back on 3 February, I published an update wherein I discussed my recently completed swap-out of our old-school, polished aluminum da Vinci crank set for a set of carbon FSA SL-K Light MegaExo cranks as a possible solution to correct … Continue reading

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The 2019 Southern Tandem Rally in Greenwood, South Carolina

We headed off to Greenwood, South Carolina, at noon on Thursday where we spent three nights and three days visiting with friends we only see a couple times each year and cycling with dozens of other tandem teams around rural … Continue reading

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The 2019 Tandems East Tandem Weekend

Summary: July has once again become a busy travel month for us, as it was last year.  Having just returned from our annual motorcycle trip down to Key West, Florida, last Sunday we began the week by taking care of … Continue reading

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The 1st Triplet Trip with the Tacoma Was a Rain-Out

The week began with nice weather, which we sorely need and hoped would hold out through next weekend so we could get in a ride on the triplet with our friend Lisa at “The Rally in the Valley” in Walhalla, … Continue reading

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Alabama Tandem Weekend, Pell City on 11-14 April

From Jack Goertz on the ATW Facebook Page: Announcing the location for the 2019 Alabama Tandem Weekend! – PELL CITY, ALABAMA! Pell City is located on I-20, about 35 miles east of Birmingham and about 110 miles west of Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Nice Piece on Co-Motion In The Eugene Hometown News….

http://www.registerguard.com/news/20180807/after-three-decades-co-motion-still-picking-up-speed/1 After 30 years at the head of Co-Motion Cycles in Eugene, Dwan Shepard can lay claim to being an elder statesman of Lane County’s bicycle manufacturing industry. He has gradually built his company — which is best known for … Continue reading

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Roger & Eve: Tandem Rally All-Stars

While there are many tandem teams that have attended more tandem rallies than Debbie and me, having just attended our 70th rally since our first back in 1998, I still believe I’m somewhat qualified to offer an observation on a … Continue reading

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Tandems East Expo, 7-8 April in Pittsgrove, NJ

Sadly, we can’t make it up to visit our friends at Tandems East this year.  But, for those of you within a few hours of Southern New Jersey, it might be worth a portion of your weekend to check out … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for 2018’s Riding Season

I’m not going to over-commit, but I will so so far as to say we’ve got tandem cycling fairly high on our to-do list for 2018.  Admittedly, it is a balancing act since we also have a variety of other … Continue reading

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Tandems East – Tandem Weekend, “Tour de Chocolate”

As we were creating our 2017 event calendar we noticed Tandems East was holding its annual Tandem Weekend in Manheim, PA, a mere 45 minutes from where my folks live up near Reading, PA.  We live for those times when … Continue reading

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Fat Bike Worlds… Tandem Style

Our friends Dan & Bevin on their Ventana el Jefe… the lone tandem at the 2017 Fat Tire Worlds in Crested Butte, Colorado, back on 24-28 January.  Personally, I’d love to do this but Georgia Peaches like Miss Debbie wilt when … Continue reading

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Interested in Visiting Puglia Region of Italy and Renting Out a Loft?

Alison and Phil Spare wrote to me a while back to introduce themsevles and to let us know they are making their studio loft in Puglia, Italy, available during both high and off-season for tandem cyclists and others. Hello – We … Continue reading

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A Tandem Rally in the Hills of Tennessee

Given how tandem rallies have been restructured around folks who are no longer part of the 9-5 working world,  we now feel compelled to travel on Thursday nights and pick up the cost of an additional day’s lodging so we can be on … Continue reading

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Full Cycle: A Great Read

A while back I received a very nice note from Christopher Blunt wherein he thanked us for our long-standing on-line tandem cycling advocacy and information sharing vis-a-via our websites, blog and participation in various tandem cycling discussion forums.  Moreover, as … Continue reading

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S.O.O.R.T.A. Tsali 2016 After Action Report by Chris Judd

The following report on the Self Organized Off-Road Tandem Adventure (S.O.O.R.T.A) held in Tsali, North Carolina was filed by S.O.O.R.T.A. organizer Chris Judd.  You can find more anecdotes and photos on the S.O.O.R.T.A. Facebook page. ———————————————————————————————- I’d like to echo the … Continue reading

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Florida PANTHERS Ocala Ride Report by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Ride Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. The Florida PANTHERS did something a bit different this week. We took a 35-mile ride through the fabled horse country of Ocala. Bruce … Continue reading

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Florida Tandem Rally Report By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. In an odd contrast of horse power and pedal power, tandem bikers gathered last weekend at the site of the upcoming 12 Hours … Continue reading

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Florida Tandem Rally Report By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Something new was in the air at the sixth annual Florida Tandem Rally last  weekend. As approximately 50 tandems gathered under the portico of … Continue reading

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Calfee Watch…. Finally Headed Back East

FedEx now has the frame and it is scheduled to arrive  here at the local FedEx office on Wednesday, 23 September.  I’m a bit baffled as to why it will take 6 days for FedEx to move the same size box … Continue reading

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Last Call for Florida Tandem Rally By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Event Update from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Time is running short to get the special rate for lodging at the 6th Annual Florida Tandem Rally in The Villages, a bike-friendly … Continue reading

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Calfee Tandem Headed For A Check-Up After Coupler Loosens Up…

After our tandem ride on Sunday I made an interesting discovery as I lifted our Calfee tandem to put it back into storage until next weekend. At issue was one of the four couplers — that little silver fitting you … Continue reading

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Two for Two This Weekend Despite the Weather…

We headed into the weekend looking forward to two days of cycling and we’re able to achieve that goal.  We headed out around 9:30am on Saturday which was relatively early for us for a very enjoyable 25 mile ride on our usual … Continue reading

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Pedaling in Lake Wales By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Despite rain clouds covering most of Central Florida all weekend, the PANTHERS found two dry patches for biking on Saturday and Sunday, … Continue reading

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Living for the Weekends!

While we’d still rather be on vacation in Key West, we made the best of it here on home turf this weekend.  Perhaps the biggest shock to our system was dragging our butts out of bed at 6:30am on a … Continue reading

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Reunited With Great Friends and a Great Tandem for a Ride in St. Augustine, Florida

If you happened to read Part III of our motorcycling blog series on our 4th of July week Florida vacation then you may already have a little insight on how our tandem ride this past Saturday in St. Augustine, Florida … Continue reading

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PANTHERS PROWL IN VERO BEACH By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Florida PANTHERS have returned to their various habitats around Florida full of enthusiasm after a June weekend of biking in Vero Beach. … Continue reading

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GTR 2015, Macon, Georgia

Note: As photos from GTR begin to appear we will update accordingly.  Our apologies for the thin collection of organic photos from our own camera… THURSDAY: We were on the fence several times with regard to this year’s Georgia Tandem … Continue reading

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Closing out 2014 and Kicking off 2015 Tandem Style!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks.   Both Debbie’s company and mine have large production teams and shut down at Christmas as a way of managing holiday vacation disruption, i.e., minimizing loss of productivity by consolidating paid holidays when … Continue reading

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Our 2014 Christmas Lights Ride… Oh Yes We Did!!!

Our dedicated, long-term readers may recall how last year around this time I got a little melancholy and reminisced about the good times we used to have on our annual Christmas Lights Rides in a December 14th blog entry.  I ended that … Continue reading

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5th Annual Florida Rally Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Tandem rallies seem to be stretching from two days to three. The fifth annual Florida Tandem Rally in The Villages opened registration … Continue reading

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