I did not see a sticky FAQ here, so I have to ask as a long DF rider, how and where do you start with 'bents? It's not as if the LBS stocks a complete line of these things, and I have no idea of the brands and styles.
I do know that I miss riding long distances on my DF due to pains in shoulder and neck... so perhaps it is time to look beyond the DF and to alternatives.
Certainly I do not want to start exploring via my checkbook... so please enlighten me... where do I start?
No doubt types of riding will help answer some questions. I have commuted... my route consists of 45MPH arterial roads with bike lanes. I have toured... and would like to tour again. I do very little if any group recreational rides. But I do enjoy an occasional 30-40 mile jaunt on my own. All road. I have well over 30 years DF experience. Weather is not a big issue... it hardly rains in So Cal. Driver interaction is a big issue... so visibility, and decent handling are important.