For a couple of reasons, I rode my commute today on my Tandem, by myself. This was not an entirely ridiculous idea, I did need to use the second seat for the last part of my journey. After I received a couple of the usual comments about missing someone from the comic geniusus walking on the wrong side of the shared path, and the stupid looks from varios drivers. It struch me that my one vacant seat was attracting an extreamely disproportionate amount of attention compared with the vehicles around me that could have been carying up to six extra passengers. Oddly enough it also felt like I received more road space due to my novelty status (until I got to the section fo bike lane that many locals think is actually for their use as an extended drop off zone, despite signage to the contrary).