Tandem , whose etymological root is in the language Latin, is a notion that refers to the union or joint work of two components which are complementary. The units that make up a tandem, in this way, collaborate with each other With an end.
For example: "The criminals acted in tandem to take everything in the house", “The director and the actor compose an unbeatable tandem: all his proposals are a huge box office success”, “I want you to work in tandem with the auditor so that the reports are exhaustive”.
Two people form a tandem when they work in equipment and complement each other. Suppose that a theater producer is associated with a director: while the former will contribute the money to bring works to the stage, the latter will be responsible for what is related to the artistic part. Both individuals, in this way, will compose a tandem.
The notion is also used to name the bike they can use two people simultaneously. These vehicles have two seats and two pairs of pedals, a feature that allows both users to pedal and drive the bike. It should be noted that a tandem, in these cases, may even have capacity for more than two users.
In the tandem bicycles , who drives, changes gears and applies brakes It is the subject that sits forward. That is: regardless of whether the tandem has two, five or ten users, the driver will always be the person ahead. The rest of the occupants will be limited to pedaling.
Some curious facts that exist about the tandem and that are worth knowing are the following that we expose you below:
-The largest and most peculiar tandem in history was made in 1984 and allowed a total of 40 cyclists to pedal together at the same time. It was built in Australia, more specifically in New South Wales.
-When traveling in one of those in flat areas or downhill it is considered that the tandem is a perfect vehicle because it allows to reach a great speed. On the other hand, when it comes to climbing a slope it can be somewhat more annoying basically because there may be lack of coordination between those who ride it.
-In the Network there are numerous proposals from people who have chosen to build their own vehicle with these characteristics. Really curious are some in which there are those who have even shaped one by joining two bicycles and placing a box in the second to carry the baby.
-Some state-of-the-art urban car is inspired precisely by the advantages that vehicles have for two.
It is important to note that tandem is also called semitrailers and to trucks that have two or more wheels consecutive.
Likewise, we cannot ignore the existence of a magazine that precisely bears the title "Tandem." It is a didactic publication that revolves around what is Physical Education and is based on a wide variety of pillars and sections, such as resources for the classroom, cooperative games, physical challenges, how the bicycle can be use as a leitmotif in the development of different subjects ...