Since mine is a homebuilt TE clone with remote steering, only other bent riders have ever asked to ride it. The LWB and the 20" wheel make it pretty twitchy for any beginner. Had lots of admirers, but none who wanted to ride it.
It is fun, however, when I fully fair my bike, and go on a Metric Century. I always start at the back of the pack, mostly for my own protection. The last one I rode I finished 70 miles in 3 hrs and 15 min, with an AVS of 22.0 mph. Don't think that didn't have a few roadies giving me some looks, but none had enough courage to ask for a ride. It is even more gratifying that I can move a 50 lb street HPV and keep up with the young bucks at my age. On top of that, it's just fun to go fast!