Wauwatosa Waddle


Tom and Marge pose with their tandem

Today we rode from the Wheel and Sprocket store parking lot in Hales Corners, WI to downtown Wauwatosa along the Root River Trail. We were joined by Tom and Marjorie Rice. They were aboard their newly purchased Double Vision tandem recumbent. We rode along at a comfortable pace as they practiced starting, stopping and general maneuvers on the bike. Tandem riding is a bit like synchronized swimming. It takes hours and miles of practice to get things right. But when done by an experienced team it all looks effortless.

Wauwatosa was bustling today with lots of folks in the downtown out shopping or like ourselves stopped in the Noodles and Company  restaurant for luncheon. We tried the Chinese Chopped Salad and really liked it. It was all washed down by grapefruit Izzi sodas.

On the way back we spotted a cluster of Brompton folding bikes and stopped to capture this rare sight. Folding bikes are not as popular stateside and they are in Europe and Asia. Brompton is my all-time favorite bicycle in this class. They are made by hand in England and sold worldwide.

Back in Hales Corners we stopped to grab an image of our traveling companions before heading into the store to pick up a pair of Sidi Dominators that Connie had ordered at the store sale a week or so ago. Then it was off for home.

Cyclometer Info

Distance: 29.5 miles
Time: 3h 39m 15s