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Tandem Expo 2017
- April 1 & 2, 2017
Sunday 2017 - May 7, 2017
|Tandem Weekend 2017
- July 14, 15 & 16, 2017
by Barbara Kornbluh
As a writer, I never know when personal thoughts make that magical
journey into a story. Maybe it's the pressure of Mel closing in on the
next Tandems East catalogue or just the awareness that it's time to
start my back page story for 2017.
Last year the inspiration came
from my second floor home office while admiring autumn's beauty.
Today we are in flight on our way to my dear brother's ranch, two hours
from Tucson, Arizona in the middle of absolutely no where. It's only
been three months since we buried him on these sacred grounds where
Native American Indians once worked the same land and Billy the Kid
His name was Don and he was my second love. My dad
was my first. Mel shares a lot of their characteristics which is
probably why I love and admire him so much.
So while I am in this
emotional state my words travel back and forth from sadness,
contentment, love, friendship and gratefulness as I look back at the
past year and forward to the unknown.
Our tandem experiences once
again took us up and down the eastern states to many rallies and expo
events where we shared the road and great times with many of you. We
also traveled to Iowa, to the Midwest Tandem Rally, cycled along the
coast of California and made our seventh trip to New Zealand. TEASE
(Tandems East Adventure South Experience) was a success because of you!
We had a record sell out with two back-to-back tours. This would not
have been possible without the enthusiasm and friendship of Tammy and
Jay Warren, who helped lead the second group. They have been such a
blessing to our tandem family.
Our spring started out with a new
tandem built by Land Shark owner, John Slawta from Oregon. His upbeat
creative personality blended perfectly with mine when it came to the
details of the paint design and colors. When you see our new "Spot" you
will understand. This new ride is a carbon light-weight dream.
Evelyn Hill Cycling has just marked her two-year anniversary and I am
happy to report we now offer matching tandem kits for captain and stoker
in limited styles with promise of more to come. Thanks to our son Jed,
his expertise and love for cycling, we plan to grow this new line each
Tandem Weekend will reach a milestone this July turning
twenty-years old. And for the first time we are taking Tandem Weekend
out of state on a chocolate tour! Hold July 14-16 for a sweet thrill of
cycling through the rolling area of Hershey, Pa where we will stay at
the Warehouse Hotel at Snooky Nook in Mannheim, PA. We'll have the
opportunity to enjoy chocolate treats at both the Wilbur Chocolate store
in Lititz on the Friday ride and the famous Hershey Experience the
following day. Saturday's lunch stop will be on a farm where we will be
treated to a true food truck experience. Sign up early as we will fill
And once again we are being pulled out of the country to
New Zealand for our eighth trip and you are invited. Check out all the
details on our website and surely we can help you satisfy your travel
bug with a trip of a lifetime to Queenstown, Dunedin, Stewart Island,
Doubtful Sound and so much more. Hurry, trip one is almost sold out and
group two is ready for your reservation.
Our beautiful four grands
are growing faster than I can write. They range from four-years old to
eleven! You may see us heading north on the highway on any given weekend
for family visits so keep an eye out for the big Tandems East-Evelyn
Hill Cycling box truck or our white mini-van.
As always, our success
is you. We love sharing our sport, our cycling miles and friendships
with tandem and single bike friends. We appreciate and love each and
every one of you and look forward to making more wonderful memories both
on and off the bike.
I'm thankful for today's inspiration at 36,000
feet over this great country where I can share my thoughts on the way to
an emotional place in AZ. As I look around the plane there are so many
people with stories that should be told. It is clear to this tandem
rider that our happy memories and lifelong friendships are unique.
Here's to the new year for more cycling and travels and remember to
always "Do it Twogether".