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Wowbagger

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2012, 05:26:36 pm »
I updated my OP yesterday on account of piloting a very brave & patient Arabella on someone else's tandem trike. Arabella guided me on the way to steer such beasts (and beasts they certainly are) and I had a lot more success with this than I have with my solo trike. I must have another go on the solo machine and try to put Arabella's words of wisdom into practice,

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2012, 11:27:27 pm »
700km of stoking this year and no mention

iddu

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2012, 05:19:45 pm »
700km of stoking this year and no mention
? Was sure I'd outed you in previous content ?

"Big Man" Tynan
Better? ;)
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

fboab

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2012, 06:16:12 pm »
I've only ever stoked Mr Smith. O and my dad, but that was when I was a drunken yoof.
I had a spot of unfidelity today.
Doing it with a girl was a new experience.

Thanks Jes!
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2012, 10:28:04 am »
When we had a tandem....Mrs Tomsk
                                      Teen Tomsk
                                      Tiny Tomsk, who also once stoked the Clarion/Butterfly machine, when exhaustion and despair struck on a Mildenhall WARTY and the pub stop couldn't come soon enough - [Butterfly rode his bike]

Both boys were 'naturals' having progressed from trailer to seat, trailerbike through to tandem stoker; legs always well synched, turbo-boost for short hills etc. Both prone to the cold though, so probably not working that hard ::-) We did several short tours with the tandem, CTC Sunday runs and <100km Audaxes - happy days...

The less said about Mrs Tomsk's stoking efforts the better....

I stoked a tandem trike once - that was fun, just hare-ing around on the grass!

fboab

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2012, 11:07:04 am »
I stoked a tandem trike once - that was fun, just hare-ing around on the grass!
Somewhere in TT land there is a photo of Jes and I getting the lean on yesterday. Race faces and everything. Ace.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Wowbagger

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2016, 08:44:14 am »
It occurred to me today, as I added another name to the growing number of stokers who have helped me move the tandem about, that I ought to keep a list, so here goes. If I've forgotten someone please nudge me! Other tandemistas please follow suit!

In no particular order:

Mrs. Wow
Pixieannie
Dez
Teethgrinder
Nutkin

Graham (younger son)
Heather (younger daughter)
Peliroja
Crinklylion
TGL

Butterfly
Thing1
My cousin
Her daughter
My niece

A fellow chess teacher
Notsototalnewbie
My pal Terry, who art in Sibton
Speshact
My pal Michael

Delthebike
Sara Hadden, SBC Road Safety & Bikeability Team
Julian (I had forgotten this, but she remembers!)
My pal Jon (18/7/2012)
Edit 26/8/12: Arabella, on someone else's tandem trike.  She was stoker and instructor rolled into one an under her tutelage I managed to steer the beast around a convoluted course. Wonderful!

My grand daughter Martha, on our new Helios electric assist tandem.

Phil has piloted Charlotte, albeit briefly and very amusingly, on our tandem, and some friends of Woolly's tried it out at his birthday bash a year or two ago.
Updated!

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2016, 03:52:11 pm »
Yay for Martha-the-stoker!  :D
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

CrinklyLion

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #58 on: October 21, 2016, 07:37:12 am »
The SmallestCub (aged 6-9 so far)
The EldestCub (aged 12-15 so far)
The Smallest-Superhero-Next-Door (aged 6-8 so far)
The EldestCub's mate J.
The then-Headteacher at my smallest school.  Who was wearing a smart trouser suit and heels.
CrinklyAuntie (right-foot-down spinny-low-gear weirdo - without bickering!)
Smilo
The twins from Nottingham (aged about 8)
The Girl and The Boy from Preston (11 & 5)
David-the-animator's Stepdaughter (about 8 I think)
DP from round the corner (11)

I think that's it.  There's been a lot of other volunteers but The Roolz are that I can only give you a turn on the back if your Grown Up says it is OK. 

It has also been piloted on various occasions my CrinklyUncle, CrinklyAuntie, the SSND's mum, the EldestCub, Kim, Nikki, David-the-animator and That Deano.  The only person I stoked it for is the latter though.

Assasin

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2017, 02:48:22 pm »
A selection which might not be complete starting in 1980 something.
Tandems used are a Swallow, The Pig (Rogers/Longstaff), Jach Taylor & Longstaff.
The last three benefit from Stabilisers - Wowbaggers instructor (Arabella) has been on the last two with great success.

Am I the tartiest of them all ?
Who knows.

Barry Parslow
Jon Jennings
Jane Ramsdale
Simon Doughty
Linda Doughty
Alison Brooking
Janice Newman
Raymond Kelly
Richard Hull
Imogen Ramm
Cynthia Kirby
Audrey Brooking
Simon Jones
Sue Grant
Karen Bradbury
Trottie (Dorothy Chase)
Dave Gatwood
Cathy Bricks mate Sue
Jill Stimpson
Nick Stead
Mike Smith
Lynn Francoli
Wendy Brooking
HK
Arabella
Jes
Fboab
Marcus
Pete Holley
Stuart Birnie

Have also stoked:-
Jon Jennings
Simon Doughty
Nick Stead
Jes

Form an orderly queue.
I haven't lost a stoker in my charge to date........

windy

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2017, 03:09:07 pm »
TGL
Pagan
Our Kid
BikePornStar
Butterfly
Our Friend Terrie
Rachel (niece)
James (nephew)
Julian's friend on the Windsor ride
Thing2, I think.


I've been on the front ;)

Wowbagger

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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2017, 08:16:56 pm »
Updated the OP again. Up to 27 now.

Also, today I did two tandem rides on different tandems in different counties with different stokers.

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2017, 09:41:07 pm »
Clarion
TGL
Old Charge H
Old Charge CC
My Sister
Niece 1
Niece 2
Nephew 1
My Mum (my ears are still ringing from the screams)
My Friend Sharon, round a campsite
Edited to add my cousin - round Skegness when I was 16 or so!
Charge P
Charge A
TLD
Crinklycub 1
Crinklycub 2
Torslanda Junior 1
Torslanda Junior 2
TLD friend 1
TLD friend 2
TLD friend 3
Crusty
Charge S
Charge T
Friend's Daughter F
Friend's Daughter E
The Little Duck!

Stoked for:
Clarion
My sister
My Brother in law (briefly, never again)
Wowbagger
Thing 1
Charlotte
TGL (briefly)

Edited to add some more. :)

Edited to add some more and The Duck!
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.