Re: [CR] Why are tandems relatively unpopular?


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From: "Pete Geurds" <raleighpro@dejazzd.com>
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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:59:43 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Why are tandems relatively unpopular?


----- Original Message ----- From: <mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net> To: "alex m" <alexpianos@yahoo.fr> Cc: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2011 03:56 Subject: Re: [CR] Why are tandems relatively unpopular?


> 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
> they'll
> 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