Now’s the Time

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Now's the Time Because tandems symbolize close relationships, they are usually purchased in celebration of occasions where partners reaffirm their commitment: engagements, weddings, major anniversaries, children leaving the nest, and retirement. Why wait? Anytime is the perfect time to discover the joys of tandeming—a lifetime of fun and adventure awaits. next page - A Sport For Both Sexes
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Cycling For The Rest of Us

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Cycling for the Rest of Us There is a natural evolution to cycling. As a child, we learn to ride. Later we learn to ride well. Then, as we mature into meaningful relationships, we too often leave our bikes behind. Tandeming is a more fulfilling answer—it allows you to reclaim the exhilaration of youth and then share it with those...
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New Friends

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New Friends Tandems connect you with other fun couples. After all, folks who enjoy tandeming have much in common: strong relationships, good communication skills, advanced educations, comfortable incomes, plus affinities for the great outdoors, fitness and travel. This realization has created an ever-growing number of tandem-specific clubs, multi-day rallies, and tours. next page - Cycling For the Rest of Us
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The World In A Better Light

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The World in a Better Light Every couple on a tandem soon makes the same discovery—people actually smile when they see you. Whether riding across town or around the globe, the universal acceptance of couples on tandems means everyone, including strangers, becomes uncommonly friendly. And while it’s been said “getting there is half the fun,” on a tandem, getting there...
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Shared Workouts

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Shared Workouts Experts agree, two types of people live longer and happier—those who are married and those who stay fit. So, married people who stay fit should live the best lives of all. However, maintaining a relationship and staying fit both require many dedicated hours every week. With time at a premium, the best solution might be shared workouts. While...
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Together Again

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Together Again We say we humans are social animals, yet how hard do we work at strengthening our relationships? With TV replacing discussion, fast food replacing meals around the table, and computers replacing game boards, our need to socialize is often left unfulfilled. Enter the tandem bicycle. Cleverly packaged as fun, tandeming doubles as a rewarding team-building exercise promoting closeness,...
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Why We Tandem

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Why We Tandem What one change could you make to revitalize your health, relationships and sense of well being? Believe it or not, the answer could be a tandem bicycle. Forget Daisy and those clunky rental bikes for two. More than a machine, toy or high-tech product, today’s tandem bicycles have the power to improve the quality of your life....
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Your First Ride

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Your First Ride Is a test ride necessary? Although we think it makes perfect sense to buy a Santana sight-unseen (based on your dealer’s reputation and our undisputed leadership), we realize many couples will want to try before they buy. Because we want your first tandem ride to be safe, instructive and enjoyable, please don’t rent, borrow from a friend...
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What is Your Size?

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What is Your Size? Captains Because captains support the stoker while starting and stopping, captains must be able to straddle a top tube with a stance wide enough to clear rotating pedals. If the sizing chart indicates compatibility with two sizes, the bar centered to your measurement is generally the best choice. However, if your leg length is not proportional...
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