New tandem - like living on a knife-edge

Some holiday period research, secret discussions, an overseas business trip and an interrupted meeting.   The first new bike of 2013 goes to Alok.

A majestic Lapierre VVT X2-Race tandem had it's first outing last Thursday night.  This was a shock to Alok as his wife, Fiona, had made secret arrangements to treat her husband to the new bike he deserved.  Ten Woodbridge Surfers stormed a meeting which Alok was attending to help with the surprise.  Fiona made a simple speech.  She said simply "Because you're worth it."  Many had a lump in their throat and a few had a tear in their eye.  A truly special moment.

So, off the forest for the test ride.  The bike model designation is "race" and this bike is certainly much racier that the armchair-like bike it replaced.  The combination of different bike geometry, a slimline and rock hard saddle and work trousers (yes, you read that correctly), meant that Alok knows the meaning of the phrase "living on a knife-edge".  Perhaps the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre should offer a special perineum massage for cyclists?

Rider reviews to follow.

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