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The Dean Castanza Gets A New Fork / Loses The Wobbles

BACKGROUND: The Problem Back in June of last year I wrote something entitled “Wobbly Wheels on the Dean Castanza” when I was about 1/2 way through trying to resolve a stability problem that had slowly been emerging as I began … Continue reading

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SOORTA Santos Fun-Mountain Biking in Florida

Originally posted on Reindeer Games:
March 1-3, 2019 Santos State Park, Ocala Florida sports a great campground (water & electric) located at the Santos MTBing trailhead. More than 85 miles of trails awaited twenty plus tandem mtbing couples for some…

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Georgia Tandem Rally 2018

As mentioned in my 13 May blog entry  — the one just before this — and in my weekly journal on 21 May over at Riding Two Up, this past weekend was all about heading off to the 20th edition … Continue reading

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Georgia Tandem Rally – Commemorative Jersey’s Now Available (Guest Contribution)

From our friends at Georgia Tandem Rally Headquarters, the following just went out to the hundreds of teams that have attended a GTR in the past, and is also out on Facebook. Dear GTR Riders: It only happens once every … 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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Periscope Triplet For Sale in Virginia: $5,000 with Roof Rack

A friend and former Atlanta resident who relocated to Roanoke, Virginia is selling the family’s Co-Motion Periscope Triplet, as their children are now either riding the tandem or their own single bikes.  These are very versatile family tandems that can … Continue reading

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Tandem Club List Now World-Wide

Sure enough, as soon as I revisited the links I had for tandem clubs located outside the U.S. I quickly realized that list was also sorely in need of attention.  And, as it was with the U.S. Club list, just … Continue reading

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US Tandem Club List Added to Blog…

As a follow-on to migrating our Tandem Rally & Event Listings from TheTandemLink.com to the blog last week, I’ve now migrated the Tandem Club Listing as well.  It’s currently just the US-based clubs, but I’ll likely add the International ones … Continue reading

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Registration now Open for Southwest Tandem Rally in Paris, Texas: April 28 – Sunday, April 30

Just in…. Registration is now open for the 27th annual Southwest Tandem Rally, hosted by the Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts. Join us in Paris, Texas where we’ve planned 3 days of cycling on gently rolling terrain through Northeast Texas. We’ll … Continue reading

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Want to Race Your Off-Road Tandem near D.C.?

Phil Troutman, race director for the Dirty BikenetiCrit being held in Haymarket, Virginia, just west of Washington, D.C., on August 27th, wrote to let us know that they’ve included a tandem class in their off-road event. More info here:  http://bikereg.com/dirtybikeneticrit

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GTR 2016

This would be the third time the Georgia Tandem Rally (GTR) visited Statesboro. The first two times were back-to-back in 2003 and 2004.  It’s about a 240-mile drive from Atlanta via I75, or 265 if you take the more scenic … Continue reading

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Going Forward….

I may have gotten a little ahead of myself… As some may have noticed, yesterday I vaporized my Facebook account.  It’s a bitter sweet thing in that while I’ll miss seeing what family and friends are up to, I’ll gain … Continue reading

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Alabama Tandem Weekend (ATW) Report

Simply one of the more enjoyable small rallies we’ve been to. Now, I’m hardly immune to irrational exuberance and, to be fair, a tinge of IE could have flowed into our impressions and remembrances of our weekend in Huntsville, Alabama, … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend 2016

Another hodgepodge blog where, like last week, cycling wins out over motorcycling in terms of which saw the most miles.  Being Easter weekend, Debbie’s company was off on Good Friday which just happened to coincide with one of my work-from-home … Continue reading

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The Calfee Refresh: It’s Not About The Bike…

A reader — Dave — posted a comment to my ‘Calfee’s Getting New Shifters & Rear Derailleur… ‘ blog entry wherein he noted he’s had great success mating Campy shifters to a Shimano Cassette using a Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur and … Continue reading

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The Dog Days of Summer Hit Early This Year….

Wow, it’s been a HOT and WET July.  We’ve gotten in a couple of tandem rides on the weekends, but our mileage and the intensity of our rides continues to be something we’d like to improve upon.  Well, we actually … Continue reading

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Recently posted at Riding Two-Up…

Fixing the BMW has become a challenge for all of the wrong reasons. But, having spent the last 9 days vacationing in Florida has calmed me down and put me back in the proper frame of mind to finish the … Continue reading

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NAHBS: Selle An Atomica Composite Saddle & Crowd Funding Effort

This is actually part of a larger NAHBS blog entry that I’ve been chipping away at for a few evenings here and there since the weekend that I decided to pull out and publish ahead of the other entry.  Reason … Continue reading

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New Tandem Events: Mississippi in April & Missouri in June

Over the past few weeks I’ve learned of two tandem rallies that I wasn’t previously aware of by notes dropped in my Email from tandem enthusiast and rando-animal Jeff Sammons up in Tennessee and tandem enthusiast John White from Springfield, … Continue reading

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The Dean Commeth…

As mentioned back on Feb 3rd, I’ve started to ride off-road on single mountain bikes again and it’s been a really nice change-of-pace from road riding.  As well as the Marble Peak has been performing, I got it my head … Continue reading

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Bike Rumor Contributor’s Tour of Co-Motion’s Shop – Part 1

My little search engine turned up a nice little blog entry by Bike Rumor’s “bike commuter / lifecycle contributor” Nick Burklow from Portland, Oregon.  Nick has recently written a review of a Co-Motion Nor’Wester single bike for Bike Rumor and decided … Continue reading

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Got Shoes? Cycling Shoes That Is…

With the temps in the low-40’s I decided to go looking in the closet for my Sidi Freeze winter cycling shoes for todays ride.  As I worked my way down the row of cycling shoes tucked under our street shoe … Continue reading

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Home-Based Tandem Specialty Dealers

I guess it was so long ago that I had the “big A-hah” on home-based tandem speciality businesses that I sometimes wrongly assume most tandem enthusiasts know this too.  That false assumption reared its head a while back when someone … Continue reading

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Fear Not: Some Tandem Content Coming Soon!

Sorry about the somewhat thin tandem content I’ve posted of late. I’ve got one or two subjects in mind that I’ll mold into blog entries over the next few days. Lots of really nice second hand tandems have been popping … Continue reading

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Help Rachael Scdoris get to the USA Cycling National Championships!

Regular readers may recall from June of last year that we loaned one of our tandems to Rachael Scdoris, a sight-impaired stoker, and her racing partner and tandem captain, Laura Winberry, for the U.S. Women’s Paralympics National Cycling Championships in … Continue reading

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2012 Georgia Tandem Rally: Friday, May 18 (Part 3 of 5)

Friday Report Note: This is the third of five parts. You can find the other updates using these links: Summary – Thursday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday.  Expect that photos will continue to be added to these posts as we find them. Roger’s … Continue reading

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Back on the Tandem…. Ahhhh

After our fun-filled visit to Florida last weekend, we were able to get back out on the tandem this past Saturday and it REALLY felt good.  Just did our local loop, but was about all Debbie had in her tank. … Continue reading

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San Diego-Based Blind Stokers Club Continues To Grow!

Received a nice note from Dave White, founder and Director of the San Diego-based Blind Stoker’s Club (BSC) with a couple of updates on the BSC. For any readers who haven’t heard of the BSC, here’s a little information about … Continue reading

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April PEACHES Ride: Rome, Georgia

The April PEACHES (aka, unofficial tandem club of Georgia) ride turned out to be a very special event, even more so than one would typically expect when eight couples + another friend riding waist gunner on a triplet show up … Continue reading

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eMotion Rollers… An Overdue Follow-Up

It’s been a bit over 6 weeks since I took delivery of my InsideRide eMotion Rollers, so it’s probably time to do some kind of update to my last entry, “Good First Impression“. As I mentioned in a number of … Continue reading

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