In this extract from her blog, Catherine Pringle explains the steps required for a perfect tandem start. She describes the role that trust plays in the process, and how things can sometimes go badly wrong. Of course, it’s all a ruse to distract attention from the fact that the tandem tour has come to a temporary halt.
The art of the perfect tandem start
by Catherine Pringle
Day 3, Monday 20 June.
Tandem cycling has a well-deserved reputation as a graveyard for even the most robust relationships. It forces a couple to work together as a team, each constantly and utterly dependent on the other.
Many relationships survive only by stepping permanently away from the machine. Others, and I’m beginning to think it’s just a tiny minority, thrive on the constant proximity, fusing themselves into something infinitely stronger. [Read more…]