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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« on: March 12, 2012, 11:15:08 pm »
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.
Wendy, a neighbour, who also walks dogs and rides bikes.
Clarion
Rob, a blind chap who likes cycling. He has his own tandem, a Thorn Voyager, but the pilot's set-up suits Stefan (Badger OTP) but is far too hands-down-bum-up for my liking. He's a big chap, and it's quite an upper body workout to keep the bike upright. The the mass of the two of us combined is not that far short of a quarter of a tonne. (January 2020).
Pal Sherry Fuller, one of the Good Sorts of Saaarfend. (8/2/2020)

That brings my total to 30.

I've got a feeling I've forgotten someone.

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.

Last year (2019) I stoked someone else's tandem when we were on some sort of XR demo in Southend.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 11:44:31 pm »
On my own machine: barakta and Meegat of this parish, and my-friend-Nat-who-isn't-a-cyclist-but-thinks-tandems-are-the-most-awesome-thing-ever.  Gerwinium and Mr gerwinium have had a go on it, too.

I've also briefly gone both ways with wheeledweenie around the Wellington Arch, taken Charlotte roughly from behind on a FNRttS and suppressed the trauma of 2010's Cheam & Morden Hilly 50, in which rower40 and I came perilously close to setting a record for slowest time.


Must try harder.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 11:44:58 pm »
At the top of Ditchling Beacon, I can't remember when, but it was on a FNRttC, I briefly piloted Pixieannie for a quick spin down the road and back.  I think she must have been your stoker for the night.

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 12:02:07 am »
Feline.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 06:43:34 am »
TGL
Pagan
Our Kid
BikePornStar
Butterfly
Our Friend Terrie
Rachel (niece)
James (nephew)
Julian's friend on the Windsor ride
Thing2, I think.
Getting there...

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 06:49:13 am »
*Discreet cough*
Must try harder.
Especially on Hilly Fifties.
Be Naughty; save Santa a trip

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 08:23:14 am »
No1Daughter
No1Son
No2Son
No2Daughter
My Mum

There appears to be a pattern. Should I warn my antipodean relatives when they come over in the summer???

Ah no, I nearly forgot:
Eldest cub
No2Daughter's Mate G

I've only ever stoked Mr Smith. O and my dad, but that was when I was a drunken yoof.
On tandem trikes behind Jem & Assassin (separately)

Updated Jan 2020: I have done more km behind LW&B in the last 18 months than Mr Smith :o
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 08:53:58 am »
Clarion (briefly)
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!

Stoked for:
Clarion
My sister
My Brother in law (briefly, never again)
Wowbagger
Thing 1
Charlotte
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 09:10:42 am »
TFExMS
#1 Son
#2 Son
fboab
boablet

I've never stoked.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 09:17:56 am »
TFExMS
#1 Son
#2 Son
fboab

I've never stoked.
You missed boab minor. She'd be gutted you can forget her so easily.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 09:24:16 am »
Clarion (briefly)...


Ah, but I have stoked three different tandems for you. :-*
Getting there...

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012, 09:24:39 am »
TFExMS
#1 Son
#2 Son
fboab

I've never stoked.
You missed boab minor. She'd be gutted you can forget her so easily.

Technically never on "my" tandem - but you're right, she has stoked when I was piloting. Corrected.

ETA: I suppose if I'm going to try and claim this technicality, I should withdraw from this thread as I don't actually have own a tandem ;)

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012, 09:32:15 am »
Mrs Mekon
Mini-mekon1
Mini-mekon2 (on child seat behind mini-mekon1)
Neighbour
Neighbour's daughter1
Neighbour's daughter2
Colleague
Blind friend

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 09:36:28 am »
I have a very short list of stokers.However the lack of quantity is more than compensated for by quality :)

marj
Emily
Kira (notp)
Si_Co
CrinlklyLion

apologies to any I may have overlooked.It's my age dontyaknow.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 01:09:30 pm »
*Discreet cough*
Must try harder.
Especially on Hilly Fifties.

Gosh, yes.  Talk about repressed memories.  How could I have forgotten that?   :o
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 01:41:26 pm »
Wowbagger remains the only one I have ever stoked for. I very much enjoyed it. Handbag was convinced we were a father-daughter team!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 03:14:25 pm »
Not sure about the resemblance.  Did you have a large white beard at the time? ;D
Getting there...

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 06:00:24 pm »
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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
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Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 06:51:29 pm »
That reminds me: I forgot about Del!

Edit: he's now been added to my list in the OP.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 07:01:22 pm »
jogler - are you sure?  Or was I ver' ver' ver' dwunk at the time?  (This has been known to happen on occasion, y'know, and has once or twice lead to not being absolutely certain about events...) Because I know we've talked about me stoking for you but I can't remember actually having a go!

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2012, 07:05:15 pm »
Feline.

Now I feel guilty that you've been tandem-faithful to me but I've stoked my mate Mike's tandem as well  :-[

rr

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 07:15:16 pm »
Mrs  R
Mini
Micro (principal stoker)
The woman who bought the ride at action of promises
Her husband she bought it for
My mum
My two nephews
My brother
His wife
One of Mrs R's sisters
Her sister in law
5 of her nieces
Her best friend
Several people who have come for Sunday lunch

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 07:22:38 pm »
Feline.

Now I feel guilty that you've been tandem-faithful to me but I've stoked my mate Mike's tandem as well  :-[

tandem-faithful!  ;D

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2012, 07:51:12 pm »
jogler - are you sure? 

yes

you were sober

Re: I've 'ad that wossname on the back of my tandem...
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 08:15:07 pm »
I've only had:

Little miss Wobbly (it was bought  when she was 9 so that she could ride more with me)
Ms Earl (not of this parish) who volunteered to stoke on this ride:



The tandem has been riden by others - it was used for a Stella Artois advert.

Oddly, I have only stoked recumbents - two trikes and a 'back-to-back' Micwic bike - probably this one:

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...