Yesterday I was a volunteer in our city marathon. They have cyclist, mainly bike club members ride the course with the runners to keep an eye out for any problems.
The track club, the sponsor had us peal out every so often so as to have cyclists spread out all thru the runners--all 10,000 of them.
Now to my point. I was waiting my turn with several other cyclist, and was talking to another older rider on his road bike. I pointed out that with my recumbent, I had a convenient seat to wait my turn on rather than standing. He rather pointedly said that he wouldnt want to be seen on a bent since he equated them with old people. When the subject turned to seats, he kept up the old DF lie that he has no pain what so ever. DF riders some how forget that bent riders all started out on DF bikes and we know that DF seats ARE NOT without pain at least part of the time.