Tandem Terror - Part 1
Von SmallHaussen came up for this weekend. It’s basically the only chance we’re going to get to ride together on the tandem before the Dunwich Dynamo, so we wanted to get out there and put some miles in, but also to do this in all sorts of traffic conditions.
So yesterday, we dropped Daughter off at her stage class, and headed in to Newcastle (or more precisely, Byker - I really know how to show a girl a good time), as I wanted to visit Recycke Y’Bike to see if I could sort out a better rack for the tandem. And show her off to all the bikies there while I was at it.
We took the route in through North Shields, and then along a section of the wonderful off-road HAdrian’s Cycleway past Wallsend, before heading up the Fossway to Byker.
For a while I thought that there was something wrong with the tandem though. Every time we went down any sort of hill, there was this terrible screaming noise. The steeper the hill, and the more bends in it, the louder the screaming.
Strange . . .