The Buddy Bike

I've been seeing this bike parked outside Campus Wheel Works for the past few weeks and it's intrigued me; the brand name on it is Buddy Bike. My son snapped the picture with his cell phone and sent it to me. It's an odd sort of side-by-side tandem (rather than in-line)...and quite honestly it looks a little scary. Can a single person ride this thing, I wonder, or do you need someone as a counterweight? If you find it difficult to see (and grasp the build of the bike) in this cell phone-quality photo, click here for better shots of the bikes and people riding them.

Urban Simplicity.