By Lavern & Ronda Nissley
This past weekend we received a combined Mother's Day/Father's Day gift from our daughter and son-in-law. It's a fun cartoon of the two of us on our tandem recumbent bicycle, masterfully drawn by local artist Valerie Rieker of https://vnrieker.artstation.com/.
We purchased this bicycle in 2010 and have logged about 12,000 miles. Riding it together is truly one of our favorite together activities. Lots of great conversations, discussions on vision and a handful of disagreements/conflicts!
One discussion we've had is the idea of writing a book someday about what we've learned about marriage from riding a tandem. Here are 5 insights (but we think there are probably more like 15-20!).
By the way, let us know your thoughts about the idea of writing a book on this topic. Would you read it?
6/23/2020 12:50:24 pm
What a wonderful way to get out together, much better than on separate bikes, working in unison. Great idea.
11/17/2022 08:49:27 pm
We just wrote a book. Would definitely read one by another tandem couple.
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Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.