Test rode 3 recumbents today, having absolutely no preconceptions. It was really quite different than I had even guessed. To be honest, I have some mixed feelings. I'm still very interested in owning one but I'm asking here for your input on what it was like for you, first time and what to expect as experience increases. I started out on a Giro 26/20. I was a little nervous and pretty wobbly. It surprised me how sensitive the inputs to steering, shift of weight, and pressure on the pedals a bent is. Next I rode a Giro 26/26. I expected it to be more difficult for me but found I was actually more comfortable. I followed that with a ride on a Rans Stratus XP in order to experience a long WB and low BB. Again, it seemed to up my comfort level. So, I'm a little confused. Was each successive bike offer a better choice for me or was I simply getting more experience and relaxed? I'd have liked to go back to bike #1 to check that out but I'd already take about 90 min of the LBS owner's time. He didn't have a Corsa prepared today, but I want to go back and ride that one as well. I'd also like to ride one with a computer installed to see what my speed was. I want to find out if the fixed bar the Corsa has changes the feel over the articulating type. SO...Can you vets out there tell me if my first rides today were typical and is it a concern if it doesn't feel like second nature right off? Does it ever? What's the normal progression as one learns this new world of biking?