Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Racing on a Tandem
Race day came and I rode up, met up with Matt and we entered B grade. We knew we would struggle on the undulating course. B Grade was full with 29 starters who looked at us strangely as we lined up. I was cautious for the first 5k as riding in a pack, on a Tandem in a race is a bit daunting to day the least. Finally with a little confidence and a bit of a down hill, I yelled at Matt "power one" and we cranked up the tandem to over 60kph! The power coming through the back of the bike with Matt stoking was amazing! It is a feeling of flying.....with all B grade strung out behind us!!! Unfortunately they could catch us on the hills, and with a 180 degree turn and a 200m uphill 700m from the finish, we were never going to be able to win the day, but we caused all sorts of reaction everytime we attacked.