Well - what a day for a ride!
We were slightly anxious as we headed out as we'd only been on the tandem once in the past 4 years, and that was only 5 days ago!
The changes I'd made to it worked wonders - avid BB7/disc conversion on the rear, and high orller DH tyre to prevent (previous numerous) flats!
The campsite was a lovely little footie pitch in a small Gloucestershire town..
Showers were warm on Sat am...freezing on Sat pm..oh well!
The route was brilliant. Very tough, but brilliant!
MrsDrP (My stoker) was the 'decider' on which route we took. At the dividing point we felt strong enough to take the longer route, but at pretty much halfway (second feed stop) the energy had gone from under us, and even a chilled pub lunch (Little diversion through nympho-town, or something like that...) wasn't enough so we took a mostly road route back (that still had a biiiig ol' climb in it!).
So in the end we did just over 50k - the first half of the 75k route, then our own little way back!!
Not what we were aiming for, but had a great time none the less!
I still had some energy left in my legs for some dancing and roller racing though!
A big thanks to the organisers, and loved the cause it went to..
Anyway, here's some pics..please share yours in this thread too
Any pics of us on the tandem would be appreciated (for the blog!)