A posting on
T@HJanuary 02, 2002 by John Schubert author of The
If you like the trailercycle, you'll
love the tandem.
We spend thousands of dollars to make our tandems stiff, and a trailercycle is
like a tandem with a hinge in the middle. Go figure.
When our family was in tandem-plus-single-bike-with-trailercycle mode, my
wife would derisively refer to the trailercycle as the Wendy Bendy and demand
to captain the tandem. ("YOU can ride the Wendy Bendy.")
And whenever there was a steep descent, she'd get a quarter mile ahead of me,
because the tandem handles so much better.
All that said, I think trailercycles are a great thing. They're an
inexpensive way to get about 51 percent of what riding a tandem with your kid
Author, The Tandem Scoop
1981 Santana Classic
1992 Burley Duet