If you don't mind I'd like to share how fast/slow I am on my recumbent since I switched over 5 years ago from a wedgie.
I am posting this because I know there have threads on the speed advantage issue with recumbents, there have even been debates about it. So I just thought I'd share mow fast/slow I am on mine compared to when I had a wedgie.
Please feel free to share yours.
Flat with no or very little wind: The same speed as I rode on a wedgie.
Flat with headwind: Faster by about 3 to 5 mph then on a wedgie.
Flat with tail wind: faster by up to 10 to 12 mph then on a wedgie.
Uphill regardless of wind: Slower by about 2 to 3 mph then on a wedgie.
Downhill regardless of wind: Faster by up to 10 to 15 mph then on a wedgie.