Join Date: May 2008
Location: Alexandria, Va
Bikes: '72 Motobecane Le Champion(totaled), '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '94 Burley Duet, '88 Pinarello Tre Cime, '88 Masi Gran Corsa, '91 Pinarello Montello, '97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster
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A second opinion would be to look in the for sale section there is a nice Bike Friday NWT there made for travel touring and is gear appropriately without the need for any mechanical modification except maybe a second ring and FD with shifter.
Thoughts are that you are not sure what you want. The flo does not fold and you appear to be unsure of wanting a standard bike or a recumbent. I would encourage you to identify the features/functions that you want and prioritize them to determine what you are willing to give up.