Todd and I rode our tandem bike on our first long ride yesterday, over 19 miles. We rode from home into downtown Chillicothe to Carl's Townhouse to have a piece of pie. Then we rode around a little and rode home.
Todd drives the bike in the front and I take up the rear. It's odd to have no control over steering or brakes. I do have some control over speed because I just scream a bit and Todd slows down. Our street is very hilly and our maximum speed was over 35 mph going downhill.
I can't see much except for his backpack, so I tend to look from side to side and take in the sights that way. The pedals are linked so we both have to pedal exactly the same. I can't coast while he does all the work. I tried taking my feet off the pedals once and I felt like I would fall off the bike, so I learned I can't even do that.
This is one of my side views, looking out over Paint Creek.
So, I just sit behind Todd and ride along, taking in the views. I talk to myself, and sometimes Todd can hear me. Like once, he heard me say to a dog that was chasing us, "don't bite my leg!" I know when Todd can hear me because he starts laughing.
I ended up having a lot of fun! The pie at Carl's Townhouse was especially delicious.
Yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day, so I decided to scrapbook the event.
I used the Saturday Sketch over at Basic Grey for inspiration.
The papers and embellishments are from the Basic Grey Origins Collection.
What did you do for National Scrapbook Day?