My longest ride to date, covering 202 miles.
My 11 year old daughter has been hassling me to use the Quetzal as a taxi for her various sporting activities in Galashiels, so last night I picked her up from her swimming club on 'the beast'. I rode it down to Galashiels solo, which was my first time piloting the Quetzal without a stoker. … Continue reading Tandem Taxi Service
We had our tandem in at Laid Back Bikes over the weekend to get the Rohloff gear hub serviced. It's been almost 2 years since we got the bike and although it's only done a little more than 1000 miles in that time, I did feel a little guilty at having left it so long. … Continue reading All set for another year
We got out for a 2 hour blast on the tandem last night after work. The weather has been incredibly mild for February - about 10 degrees when we left. Very windy though! Up the back road to Heriot and hang a left up to the Granites. It was getting dark by the time we … Continue reading Night Ride
We got out for the first tandem ride of 2019 today - round the usual 40 mile Innerleithen loop. The weather was gorgeous when we were preparing to go. When asked if I thought we'd need overshoes, I immediately said nah, spring is here, we'll be fine without. 1.5 hours later, it's bloody freezing again, … Continue reading Keep your mouth shut!
We had a nice small family Christmas day this year which didn't get too silly with food. I had been in charge of making the chocolate log - the recipe I used said 'serves 8' but I was dubious, so I doubled all the quantities. The swiss roll base went into the oven - and … Continue reading Working off Christmas Dinner
Yesterday, myself and missus recumbentcyclistuk discovered that the relentless rain had stopped and this weird yellow ball had appeared in the sky (I can't quite remember what it's called, I have some very hazy distant memories of seeing it before). So we jumped on the tandem and went for a 40 mile ride. Man, it … Continue reading Tooling up for winter
Fellow recumbent tandem riders Cliff and Susan are currently cycling across America from Florida to San Diego on their Nazca Quetzal and writing a very entertaining and informative blog as they go. Check it out! https://rollingrolling.wordpress.com/
A nice 2 hour ride up the valley to the top of the Granites and back. Sun, wind, rain and everything in between! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ynsGrRJTHE
Yesterday, me and my wife took a day away from the kids to tandem round the Isle of Arran on our Nazca Quetzal. The previous night, we prepared everything for the day including folding and packing the tandem into the back of the car. It's amazing to cram such a massive bike into a standard … Continue reading Round the Isle of Arran on the Quetzal