First of all let me say "I love my roadbike". But I rode my first recumbents yesterday . I found the prefect ride...fast...stable and the type of bike that can put sub 5 hr centuries within an avg riders reach. I would claim that if a person never having seen a road bike or a recumbent or never having read anything about either type were to ride both for awhile would choose a recumbent every time.
I do realize that to ride a recumbent you have to be a bit thick skinned as I am fairly sure the road bike comminuty will snubb you. Am I wrong ?
Ride Safe and I am going to "get bent " in the near future.