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Tandem II

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 13 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Compared to a conventional bicycle, a tandem has double the pedalling power with only slightly more frictional loss in the drivetrain. It has about the same wind resistance as a conventional bicycle. High-performance tandems may weigh less than twice as much as a single bike, so the power-to-weight ratio may be slightly better than that of a single bike and rider. On flat terrain and downhill, most of the power produced by cyclists is used to overcome wind resistance, so tandems can reach higher speeds than the same riders on single bicycles.

PENTAX K-5 1/200 second F/9.0 ISO 200 222 mm (35mm equiv.)

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myky from Ontario, Canada

You have really captured some great images, Eric. You must have been pleased that they were wearing such great colours.

13 Jul 2012 5:14am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great capture

13 Jul 2012 5:18am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

They also look happy, did you go on your own bicycle?

13 Jul 2012 5:44am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


13 Jul 2012 6:58am

sido from Seville, Spain

I love this series Eric. A great idea. Good day.

13 Jul 2012 7:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Hehe happy mood & sharing here.

13 Jul 2012 7:07am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

For a silly moment, you got me pondering all those facts . . then, I went back to the figures !

13 Jul 2012 7:10am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Belle capture! Jolis sourires!

13 Jul 2012 7:35am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

And they're twice a pretty as an ordinary bicycle :-)

13 Jul 2012 7:59am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I've never tried a tandem... Must be very funny ! Nice action capture Eric ! Have a lovely day :)

13 Jul 2012 8:05am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

elles deviennent de plus en plus jolies !!!

13 Jul 2012 8:16am

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Great capture! Like the matching sunglasses!

13 Jul 2012 9:04am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Hmmmm . . . with this and yesterday's shot, I don't think you were focused on the bikes so much as you were the girls. ;-)) Great shot, Eric!

13 Jul 2012 11:22am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

More beautiful smiles! Looks like everyone, even you, are really enjoying this event. ;-)
Great series!

13 Jul 2012 11:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Super timing, Eric - this is a great action shot and I like the way the bikes appear to race into the frame.

13 Jul 2012 12:17pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Yes, they seem happy with time on their hands to wave at the handsome photographer !~

13 Jul 2012 12:42pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

And bot dressed in a same way with a lovely smile !! Superb capture !

13 Jul 2012 1:14pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

lovely girls and smiles ;)

13 Jul 2012 1:27pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

This is a fantastic illustration of girlpower! I love it. Have you ever seen a tandem side-by-side? We had one but is was extremely difficult to keep balance!

13 Jul 2012 1:54pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

lovely frame.bravo

13 Jul 2012 2:04pm

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Le tandem fait la force, magnifique prise!

13 Jul 2012 2:15pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine image of these riders going by. I found your description very interesting and informative. Very good post.

13 Jul 2012 2:51pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

je sens de la compétition ici, pendant que les deux filles prennent le temps de sourire à la caméra, l'homme souffle et donne un sprint pour les dépasser... il est peut--être fier...

13 Jul 2012 3:02pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Super photo et coquettes les filles!! j'adore++++

13 Jul 2012 3:47pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Perfect timing. Wonderful, Eric! :)

13 Jul 2012 3:59pm

tataray from france, France

Superbe.... Bien coordonnées pour pédaler .
Bonne soirée ERic)

13 Jul 2012 4:31pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

I prefer this shot to yesterday's one. Nice series

13 Jul 2012 4:32pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Love the information that you impart. Looks like a ride to be on!

13 Jul 2012 5:02pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Very interesting information to go with the nice shots. We see tandems around here sometimes, and I always wondered what their weight:power ratio would be like.

13 Jul 2012 5:09pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Love the braid ... and the facts on the power of the tandem. Is this a speed race, or one of endurance?

13 Jul 2012 5:46pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

What a cool photo... these gals are really going to town! Great action shot Eric.... nice colors and detail too!!

13 Jul 2012 5:49pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

excelente fotografia y muy buena nitidez . un beso . ALejandra

13 Jul 2012 6:49pm

Aniya from Los Angeles, United States

fun photo

13 Jul 2012 7:37pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Great capture!! I never go in tandem; it looks not very easy!

13 Jul 2012 7:46pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Cool ride with two cool pretty girls! Nice capture Eric =)

13 Jul 2012 8:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I want to be on the back so I can be a slacker if I want to. ;-)

13 Jul 2012 9:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! I love their smiles. Beautiful portrait!

14 Jul 2012 12:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice enjoyable shot !

14 Jul 2012 2:14am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

wonder if they noticed that you were photographing them...perhaps not!

14 Jul 2012 3:14am

franz from Baden, Austria

great ... i bet those two lovely ladies drew a lot of applause ... ;-))

15 Jul 2012 3:39pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great shot...they seem quite happy on that foretwo is fun...

21 Jul 2012 1:53pm

1/200 second
ISO 200
222 mm (35mm equiv.)