Making it a couples ride

Published 07/26 2016 10:01PM

Updated 07/26 2016 10:01PM

Many riders decided to take the shortest day of Ragbrai to ride tandem. 

Some couples decided to use that time to bond with each other. 

Candy Benjamin rode with her significant other and enjoyed the trip.

"When we go up hill we're the slowest we move over to the right side,  but then coming down hill everybody that passed us, we passed them back.  The bike is heavy so the move really gets you going," She said. 

The tandem bikes are challenging because they require extra communication.
 
The person in front must warn the person in back about any issues, like potholes. 
 
Some couples even say they've learned to read each other's body language when extra power or leaning is needed, to avoid those types of things. 

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