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Vandem

Age: 65+

Member since June 2019

Avid tandem riders, throughout USA/Canada and in Europe

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We live in Colorado and love it, but we also love to travel. We recently retired and find ourselves wanting to do it all, right now. We're learning to pace ourselves a bit! Some of the travel is to visit far-flung young grandchildren, but most is to spend time outdoors and on our tandem bicycle. Susan grew up on the East Coast and spent many years in Asia working in rural drinking water development. Tim grew up in the western USA, was a competitive cyclist in his younger years, and became a software developer. Together we have 6 children and (almost) 6 grandchildren.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We're pretty new to campervan travel, but deeply interested in making it work well for us: discovering how to simplify, "best practices", useful apps, how to stay digitally connected. So we've learned a lot about all of those, and are happy to share, and equally happy to learn more. Susan is really good at organization, Tim is quite handy in the workshop, and learning a lot about van maintenance. If you need translators, we can scrape by in several languages.

Vandem's Pets

No pets, although we love our children's pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

On a recent trip from Colorado to the East Coast we stayed in a wonderful area next to one of the locks of the Hennepin Canal, in Princeton, Illinois. Green, peaceful, calm water flowing in the canal (which has a multi-use trail along one side), and we had the place completely to ourselves.

Vandem's Hometown

We live in the suburbs of Denver, which has included Centennial, Aurora, and (soon) Castle Rock. We're moving to Castle Rock mainly because we found a neighborhood under construction with attached RV garages, and we wanted our campervan to be protected from Colorado hail, and close enough for spontaneous eruptions of travelitis.

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Vandem's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

23 feet long

2017 MB Sprinter campervan, 23' long, about 6.5' wide (fits width of a normal parking space), 9' high.