I agree whole heartedly on all of the points below except #'s 7 and 8. I received a Behringer tandem as a wedding present and all of the points applied. Funny it was one of only two things the were contested when we got divorced. Thankfully I got the tandem! (also got the kids)Weekend rides were made much more enjoyable not having to turn around constantly to see where the wife (and subsequent girlfriends) were. Plus I really enjoy being able to ride away from all the kids and wannabe racers.
Todd Davis St Louis, Mo USA
On 1/16/11 11:59 AM, Pete Geurds wrote:
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>> 1. Girlfriend is easily distracted by the scenery - can't blame her!
>> 2. Hard to store in the apartment/dorm when in college.
>> 3. Hard to store in house or garage when you have a family.
>> 4. Wife can't bear to leave the kids behind when you wanna ride.
>> 5. Cutting in half doesn't do any good when getting a divorce.
>> 6. Can't exactly toss on top of the car when you have to move out.
>> 7. Can't exactly ride it up to the property manager's office - else
>> think you lied about your post-divorce income and cancel the rental.
>> 8. So it's back up for sale at the LBS you hang out at - where you first
>> started as a youngster 20 years before.
>> Robert Shackelford
>> San Jose, CA USA
> 9. In America everyone wants to be the Captain!
> 10. If you ride to get away from the spouse but you have a tandem, every
> time you turn around.......... there they are!
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa. USA