Category Archives: Technology & Equip.

Triplet’s Are Tough on Drivetrain Components

During the Georgia Tandem Rally the triplet’s drivetrain seemed to be wanting for some attention, more than could be resolved by simply trimming or fine-tuning the derailleur position with the in-line barrel adjusters. In fact, at one rest stop where … Continue reading

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Time is not your Tire’s Friend… How Old is Too Old?

As we gear up for a couple of cycling events in May when we’ll pull our Mark Johnson designed / Dennis Bushnell fabricated “Precision Triplet” down from the storage hooks it dawned on me the tires on the were the … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Own the Trail, Sometimes The Trail Owns You!

A week ago Tuesday, after I had all of my planned chores completed, I decided to head off and get in a short ride on the local mountain bike trails.  However, I made two critical errors related to this particular … Continue reading

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Gearing-Up For Roof Topping the Triplet on the Tacoma

Why Another Truck? Just to be clear, the only reason I’ve owned trucks instead of cars is because they either towed my Hobie Cat sailboats around and gave me a place to sleep at regattas, or carried my bicycles and … Continue reading

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Et tu Yakima? More Designed Obsolescence or Just Keeping Up With Technology?

I bought my first Yakima Sport Rack system back in 1985 so I could carry my road and mountain bikes on top of the Brahma shell on my Mazda B2000.  It was the basic Yakima tower system attached to some bolt-on … Continue reading

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Fabricating a Tandem Transportation Fixture for the Tacoma

As noted in my 31 December entry, we traded-in our 2006 Toyota Tundra / tandem hauler on a newer, smaller 2017 Toyota Tacoma long-bed pick-up back on 28 November.  To transform it into a tandem hauler would require a few … Continue reading

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Kiddie BSO’s… that would be Bicycle Shaped Objects.

Sadly, we’ve not been out on the tandem since late October.  Our weather has been cold and wet and nothing but cold and wet ever since.  In fact, I’ve only gotten out on my single bike once in that same … Continue reading

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