We are about 250 miles into the trip and are now almost happy with how the tandem is functioning. We bought a new chainring and that has made all the difference in the world. Now if we can just get that last little adjustment to the rear derailier we will have it. The day of sitting and grinding in the small chainring has done a number on both Marty and my backside. Tim has finally got his revenge. The last 3 days has been very painful for me. We did a short day today and things are feeling a little bit better. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be as good as new. (Literally, think I am getting new skin down there.)
Last night camping, we got our first thunderstorms. The tent is great! We woke up to sunshine and still a wonderful tailwind. The weather looks to be a little bit of every thing over the next few days. Temps are in the 70's during the day and the 50's during the night. The beaches here really remind of us of Europe. People are flocking to them in droves. There are hundreds of umbrellas and old people with brown wrinkled skin. Only thing that is different are all the women are wearing tops. Good thing too, Marty needs all of his concentration when we are navigating the traffic and the people.