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    My Stoker-Navigator

    My wife and I did a tandem tour in the Czech Republic last month. Since we were in unfamiliar territory, we were doing a lot of stopping to check the map and the route slip. After the first day, we got the bright idea to attach the route slip to the stoker's handlebars. I had the map and GPS up front to get a general idea of where we were headed, and my wife would call out the entries from the route slip as we rode. We still had to stop a few times to get our bearings, but overall it worked really well. Glad we thought of it, and wondering if anybody else does this? One more reason to love a tandem
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    Alas, Miss M is directionally challenged.

    Sounds like a great idea but wouldn't work for us.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1 View Post
    Alas, Miss M is directionally challenged.

    Sounds like a great idea but wouldn't work for us.

    We're in the same boat on that one. But, give her a route slip with mileage and things to look for and she can follow along and be on the look out for the next turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1 View Post
    Alas, Miss M is directionally challenged.
    Maybe that's why you wind up on so many dirt paths and even bodies of water.

    I've never done tandems, but a few tandemers in our club have the stoker do the navigating. (I think one of them clips the cue sheet to the capt's. back.) Seems to work well with them.
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