I am seriously considering a lowracer recumbent for my "very long commute" needs. I ride a 44 mile round trip commute to go to work (16 mile round trip in the winter). I currently use a roadbike, but as I age I am finding my butt, wrists, and hands are getting more and more sore. I like the roadie for the speed and don't want anything slower, or I won't be able to do my commuting in a reasonable time. Most of my commuting is on highways with a reasonable shoulder to ride on, but I have to travel 3 or 4 miles into the city to get to my workplace. There is some traffic there, not horrible, but enough.
Does anyone ride their lowracer in the city? Do you feel safe in traffic and feel that you are visible enough? What do you think of a lowracer to meet my needs? thanks for any input!