Author Topic: Tandem LEJoG record broken  (Read 2031 times)


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Re: Tandem LEJoG record broken
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2015, 09:46:27 pm »
In one of the articles/interviews surrounding this attempt, I heard it explained as "there's twice as much to go wrong in a tandem attempt".  That makes sense: ISTR a lot of the recent attempts have ended with one rider feeling seriously sub-par (or at least being explained that way). 

Personally, based on extremely limited tandem experience, I'd hate to ride hard for any extended period of time on a tandem.  Having to ride in tune with the other rider would probably make it hurt a lot more as it would be harder to ride in a style to favour whichever part of my body was hurting at any given moment.

Re: Tandem LEJoG record broken
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2015, 05:36:45 pm »
To really get the best time, the tandem team would need to have ridden as a team for a very long time, (a good few years likely) and trained for this for a long time.
Theres a lot of factors which count towards setting the record.   I'm not surprised its slower than a solo time. Reading the background behind this record ride, its clear a ton of effort went into it. Great ride !