I need some advice from the recumbent collective as the recumbent thing is about two weeks old for me and I don't have any knowledge based on experience yet. My bike came with a kick-stand and today, after about 150 km of riding over the last two weeks, the kick-stand fell off at some point on a 30 km ride. On DF bikes kick-stands are generally regarded as excess, unnecessary weight as DFs can easily be leaned against, and locked to, anything. Once I install a rear rack on mine in about two weeks, I will be commuting with it and using it as a utility bike as well as a recreation/fitness bike. Because the configuration/geometry of recumbents is so different from DFs, is parking a recumbent without a kick-stand a big pain or is this something easily done against any street sign or parking meter?
Your advice is greatly appreciated.