Riding in tandem is risky

Discussion in 'Commuting and Road Safety' started by Corzhens, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    I had read a newspaper column about road accidents and 1 point was the bikers who are riding in tandem. The statement was probably referring to bikers on the main road. I agree that it is risky to ride in tandem because of the vehicles which are usually speeding when there is no traffic. As cited by the columnist, there were many cases where a biker with a rider at the back figured in an accident because of the difficulty in pushing the pedals. For me, I don't think I would ride in tandem on a bike in the main road.
     
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  2. Chuckabutty

    Chuckabutty Active Member

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    I take it you are talking about two people on one tandem bike? I can't remember the last time I saw one, and never heard of them being in accidents. The ones who scare me are the fast road bike riders when they are drafting. I was doing motorcycle escort duty for a Century ride. We were told that there will probably be accidents near the end of the run because the riders are tired. I was right beside a group where a rider's front wheel touched the back wheel of the one in front of him, and he went down with a sickening thud on the road. His helmet came off and his head hit the road. I'm with you about riding tandem on a main road.
     
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