Fast forward to last week when I saw a nice tandem for sale on the internets, but it was in Knoxville, TN. I inquired, and it turned out the seller has a sister in Savoy and was willing to drive it up here and pay a visit to her. Done and done.
Here it is:
That's a huge improvement from our last tandem ride. We borrowed Kirk's tandem just before dusk and rode up the hill from White Rock to Los Alamos (1000` up). We were about 2/3 of the way home when it started to snow, hard. So we had snow, dark, and a bike that didn't fit all that well. Jill hated not being in control. Does that say something about her, or just the tandem? [Ouch]. Probably just the tandem.
The other big change will be adding some kid stoker cranks. Hopefully, they'll be in the mail soon. And Clara and I will be off on adventures! Hopefully for years to come.