Tandem Connection

James Hamilton and Di Florini - Ithaca, NY

Tandem Connection

My wife and I have always loved to bike together. But now we're in our sixties, it's harder for her to keep up. We've solved that problem with a tandem bike, and now ride our Bilenky Viewpoint year-round. We go grocery shopping with it. And to Finger Lakes Trail trailheads for a hike. And to the library, or parks for picnics. We ride it in winter when it's freezing cold, or on hot summer days. Mittens & scarves & snowpants & goggles, or T-shirts and shorts? Gotta love appropriate garments! We love the ride to the Cornell Arts Quad for outdoor concerts. We love biking even when we get a flat tire! Sometimes we ride in snow or rain, though washing all that chain afterwards is not so lovely. We love how it helps keep us healthy. We love not burning gasoline to get where we're going. We love the happy looks we get from folks on the roadside who agree that we've got the coolest tandem they've ever seen. We love not causing climate change while we travel. We love breathing hard together chugging uphill. We love the views from our bike. We especially love coasting downhill!!!  And tailwinds.

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