Re: [CR] was Tandems, now Stokerless


Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 08:33:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Kyle Brooks <brooks_kyle@att.net>
To: John Hurley <JHurley@jdabrams.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] was Tandems, now Stokerless


I can relate a story about a "stokerless" tandem.

My wife and I were on our tandem, towing a Burley trailer with our two children in it. The Burley blew a tire and the hole was so big that I couldn't patch it, and I didn't have a spare 16" tube. We unhitched the trailer and my wife and kids waited at a nearby farmers market while I rode the tandem by myself to a bike shop that I knew was about 2 or 3 miles up the road. I kept getting looks and laughs from people along the way. I passed a number of other riders (either alone, or in groups) and again and again I'd hear one of them call out "Looks like you forgot somebody!" as I went by -- I'm sure each one of them thought they were hilariously original. But one thing that didn't seem to dawn on them as I went past (including a couple of hill climbs) was that I WAS PASSING THEM! Didn't feel too bad about that.

Kyle Brooks
Akron, OH