Rode the Muskatawa Trail here in Grand Rapids today. It's a 24 mile ribbon of asphalt between Grand Rapids and Muskegon MI. Nothing remarkable, but a nice ride.
Met and struck up a conversation with a 61 year old recumbent rider (I have to work on this shyness thing). Don't know the brand he was on, it had a clear plastic fairing on the front and looked fast standing still.
I gotta tell you I was intrigued. I have passed them on the roads and trails, but never ridden along next to one. It seemed pretty effortless to me. I thought my next bike might be a mountain, but now I am thinking about these recumbents. They look fun.
For some reason they were out in force today on this trail. I must have passed a dozen or so doing the 48 mile round trip. Do most of you recumbent guys just stick to that type or do you go back and forth between it and regular bikes?
Let's see, my touring bike, a hybrid, a recumbent and a mountain bike. Yeah, I think I can convince my wife 4 bikes isn't too many.