I love my recumbent. I am faster on it than on my wedgie. The truth is, I'm still not very fast.
Twice today I was humiliated by a cyclist on a DF bike. The first time was on my way to work this morning, going *up* the bridge. I really tried to catch him. I didn't even come close.
On the way home a different cyclist passed me, and I began a slight descent just after that. I figured I would catch him there. I was wrong.
It's true, it's the cyclist, not the bike.
I'll be even slower tomorrow. Forecast calling for heavy rain, so I'm riding my wedgie with fenders.