April 24, 2009
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Tandem cycling just might be the best way to exercisewith a partner. Unlike other activities (like running)where twosomes of different levels can slow one persondown, doubling up on a bike is a breeze. The strongerrider sits up front and does all the shifting, steering,braking, and heavy pedaling; the weaker cyclist rides inback and kicks in extra power. Take the effort level to amoderate intensity and you'll both burn about 500 caloriesan hour. We guarantee you'll pick up the rhythminstantly-even if the last bike you rode had a banana seat.