|37 years after our first tandem ride, still smiling.|
First tandem rides are important, since they build the foundation for what is to come. They establish the trust and communication that are essential for long-term tandem team.
Before we get to the first ride, here are three steps that will help get you started in building a good tandem experience:
• First, interview yourself and your tandem partner, and ask yourself what you are looking for in a tandem, and from tandeming.
• Next, find a tandem mentor, another team that you can talk to about tandems and tandeming.
• Finally, find a tandem dealer (not just a bike dealer), to help you find the right tandem.
Part 1: How to Buy a Tandem Bicycle - The Interview
Part 2: Find a Tandem Mentor
Part 3: The Right Bike Shop