After a long week of training (including hill repeats, intervals, 2x20s after work and hard efforts in the snow yesterday), Mike and I pulled down the tandem for its inaugural ride today. With both of us training, we don't get a lot of time to ride together anymore, and the tandem gives us the opportunity to do just that.
Captain and stoker!
The skies were gray and the temps were in the low 30s, but we dressed appropriately and headed out from the house for what ended up being a really solid ride. We were out for almost 4 hours with just over 3.5 hours of riding time, covering 62 miles and about 3000 feet of climbing (click here for an interactive map of the route).
Taking a break for a snack; still no blossoms (still not spring!)
We also recently found out that our friends Wayne and Jean have a tandem, and we are all looking forward to riding together this season.