The bike has arrived! We went to Portland to pick it up last week. It is a beautiful piece of machinery. Interestingly, RANS (the company that makes the tandem) also makes small personal aircraft.
On the same trip we also purchased a Rocky Mount R4 tandem roof rack to accommodate the extra long length of the tandem.
The bike was in beautiful shape. Sherman and his staff did a great job getting it ready for us. The trip is seeming very real now!