Double Talk

Double Talk

Connecting Tandem Enthusiasts since 1976
  • Our Adventure in France
    Have you ever heard of The Moth? The Moth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. Moth shows have a theme and storytellers get up and tell true stories without notes to a live audience. The Moth produces more than 500 live shows each year – mostly with ordinary people, although some [...]
  • League of American Bicyclists info
    TCA is a club member of the The League of American Bicyclists, founded in 1880 and committed to “creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.”   Click here to read their biweekly update: http://eepurl.com/b_kPff
  • Peddling Round the Puget Sound – NWTR 2017 in Seattle
    The Evergreen Tandem Club is pleased to announce that the 2017 Northwest Tandem Rally will be hosted at the University of Washington in Seattle next summer, June 30-July 4!  Our website is UP and registration is OPEN!  You can sign up now to take advantage of the Early Bird rate of just $95 per rider!  Don’t [...]
  • Tandem Bikepacking – the ultimate in hardcore touring
    The online Bikepackers Magazine recently posted an article on off-road tandem touring that will speak to the more adventurous teams out there. Check it out at: Tandem Bikepacking Tips
  • Casual, family tandeming – how do we get started?
    Amber contacted TCA asking for advice on experiencing tandeming inexpensively as a family, just “to have fun with” and “tool around town.”  We seem to get asked questions like this frequently, so here’s my advice for Amber and others like her: 1 – STAY LOCAL.  If you find a local listing on Craigslist, Ebay, etc. that [...]
  • Considering a trip to New Zealand? Read this!
    New Zealand is a great place for a tandem tour (English speaking, beautiful scenery, affordable) as long as you’re willing to cycle on the “wrong” (left) side of the road.  Avid tandem cyclists Dave and Marilyn participated in an organized tour of part of New Zealand’s South Island in January, and Dave wrote about it [...]
  • Joberg2C a Dream Adventure
    We are in South Africa participating in Joberg2C (http://joberg2c.co.za/), the premier multi-stage mountain bike race in the world. This is a 9 day odyssey of mountain biking over beautiful terrain. Each day we’ll ride about 65 miles through farmlands, mountains, and savannas, climbing an average of 3500 feet. A lot has changed since last year. [...]
  • She’s not pedaling back there!
    If you ride a tandem you have undoubtedly heard this quintessential remark made by people thinking they sound clever: “she’s not pedaling back there”. Once you’ve heard it several hundred times, it loses its charm. When you think about it, it’s actually insulting. It is the equivalent of passing someone and shouting, “You lazy slob. [...]
  • Continental tire failures
    We have experienced 2 tire failures on our tandem in the past few months. The first failure, August, 2014 was of a Continental 4 Season GP 700×25. This  tire  had about 1035 miles. March, 2015 we had a Continental Gatorskin 700×25 fail in the same manner. This tire had about 550 miles. Both tires had the tire [...]
  • Monster Cross 2015 – Race Report
    Date: 10 AM, March 8th, 2015 (originally schedule for Feb 22nd). Tandem Friendly: 5/5 stars, requires wide tire cyclo-cross road or MTB tandem. Course: 46.1 miles. Elevation gain: 2,500 feet. Terrain: mostly double track and walking/horse trails, some single tracks and gravel paths Hike-a-bike: trail trandem rideable including  muddy and sandy sections. Web site: http://www.runriderace.com/ Monster [...]