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The story of the Captain and the Stoker.

"With the right stoker my rides are super fun". Jeff

Jeff (me) and Sherry Spahn, the captain and stoker, have been riding tandems together for over 8 years.  We got interested in tandems after seeing them in various places while riding our single bikes.  Sherry, the stoker, rides at an easier pace than I do and we wanted to find a way to ride together and enjoy the scenery without one of us holding the other up or waiting.

Our first tandem was a Cannondale.  Not a bad beginner tandem.  We rode that for a few years and then decided that an uncoupled drivetrain was the answer.  We had Todd over at DaVinci Tandems build us a beautiful Joint Venture tandem with a color shifting paint job that goes from purple to green as the light angle changes.

tandem bicycle, tandem child kitHere is my daughter with me on 9/20/08 doing a 40 mile ride through Potosi Wisconsin.  She is 5, almost 6 and does many of these rides with me.  We are located in beautiful Dubuque, Iowa right along the Mississippi River.  Contrary to popular belief, Iowa is not flat.  We have some very nice steep hills, rolling countryside and pretty decent roads.


Our local bike club, The Chain Reaction Bicycle Club ,hosts a tandem ride at a different venue the third Friday of every "warm" month. We usually ride about 25-30 miles, clean up as best we can and then have dinner. We roll at a pretty gentle pace and don't leave anyone behind. There have been known to be some friendly pacing between Captain and Stoker teams, but these are all in good fun.

We feel this is a great way to get the local tandems together and keep everyone interested in riding them.

If you happen to be in the area, you are welcome to inquire at Free Flight Bikes and see if there is a tandem ride scheduled.


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