So I finally got my first bent (Linear SWB, USS) and I've ride it to work and back in the last couple of days. Here are my first thoughts:
1. It's definitely more confortable then a regular bike
2. Uphill I have to go with the granny gear and spin like hell at 2mph :-) I must look very funny making all that effort when pedestrians that walk faster will pass me with no problems :-)
3. There is a lot of flex in the frame and it make it hard to keep a firm balance.
Did you guys found it hard to maintain your balance at the beginning? Did you get better? I also seem to have trouble getting started if I'm uphill. Sometimes I had to try 3 times.
The bottom line is, while I'm quite good on my MTB (acrobatics included) I find I don't "feel" safe when I'm riding the bent. I always seem on the verge of tumbling down. I hope it gets better. Maybe a LWB (what I wanted in the first place) would be better?