Riding a tandem is much different that riding a one-person bike. Most notably, starting off is kind of tough, climbing is quite a bit more difficult on a tandem as well, but that is more than made up for by the speed you can reach on descents.
By our second ride, we were starting like pros, and both of us seemed a bit more relaxed that on the first. We joined a dirt road group ride, sure, it was a little tough to navigate the technical parts of the "roads" but I think we did pretty well.
On another note, I was super disappointed to find out that all the remaining ABRA short track events were cancelled. After working on the course in Gerard's Fort, I realized how fun it would be to race... Jerry may be over the cancellation, but I'm not!