Yay! We finally rode a tandem.
After literally years of “getting around to it one day”, Joey and I rode down to Pegasus Cycles and took one of the hire bikes for a spin down to Blackrock. A KHS Alite, we both found it very upright compared to our existing bikes, and both missed having bar-ends and a speedo! There were a few shrieks from Jo, mostly due to my unannounced turns, or the sudden appearance of overhanging trees, intruding bushes, or the absolute no-no of tandem rides, the un-announced bump. By the time we turned around we just about had it coordinated, parting thoughts are that it was definitely fun, but more experimentation is needed.