I can recall no athletic activity since October's marathon...except for that mud run.
And Nico's blogging is more regular than her exercise routine.
Needless to say, it's been a while since we've been on the tandem. On Saturday, instead of our usual (I use that term loosely) ride with the Bicycle Club of Irvine, we went for a rolling 34 miles with Tandem Time.
The Bicycle Club of Irvine is filled with cyclists of all skill levels (including a tandem or two), and we can usually lead the pack without too much effort. On the Tandem Time ride, there were more than 20 tandems, and all of them were faster than us...even the couple wearing large, furry (and not so aerodynamic) antlers. We must get in shape if we do this again.
Interesting aside: Tandem Time used to be part of the Bicycle Club of Irvine, but there was some falling out between the two groups several years ago, and now Tandem Time is part of the OC Wheelmen. I believe the OC Wheelmen split off from the Bicycle Club of Irvine several years ago, also. I suppose there are politics in everything: government, work, aquariums...politics in bicycling should not surprise me.
The days of speedy tandeming are gone for us... though I'm not sure they were ever really here.
And we never ride with single bikes... I'm too chicken to ride behind 'em when going 25 mph and they aren't willing to slow down for me on the uphills so I can grab a wheel.
In other news: I still suck as a tandem captain.
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