DH is 6 ft tall, I am 5 ft 2 in. We currently have a tandem KHS. DH is blind, so I captain while he stokes. Our problem is this: the KHS ( as well as other tandems we demo rode) is too big for me to captain very well. I can't reach the ground when I sit on the seat, I can't stop and start without DH's help, I have to have my left pedal at the top of the stroke when we start so when he pushes us off I can push down hard to get some speed, the handle bars are too far away for me to ride comfortably with. We recently made a modification to them by having a larger handlebar installed, but it still isn't very comfortable, and the handle bar now hits my leg when I turn corners. We are casual weekend riders, nothing heavy duty. Someone recently suggested a tandem recumbent trike to us. Would a tandem recumbent solve the problems we are dealing with? We were shocked at the price of them. We paid $800.00 for our KHS in 2001, and thought that was expensive. I think we would ride more often if I were more comfortable and felt more in control of the bike. Another issue with a recumbent trike would be transport. We can barely squeeze our tandem into our vehicle when we take the front wheel off and put the seat almost all the way forward. (poor Dh ride with his knees against the dash board..so we don't take our bike with us when we are camping more than 2 hours away.) Our bike rack will not work on our camping trailer, since there is nowhere to mount it. We both want to keep life as simple as possible, no roof racks for us please. (imagine trying to put a bike into something on top of the car when you can't see and the person helping you is only 5ft 2. ) Is there such a thing as a folding recumbent tandem? (that won't require us to mortgage our home to buy it?) Is it possible to "couple" to recumbents to make a tandem trike? Sometimes I feel like a little kid that can only ride her older sisters bike, which is much to big for her, but we still enjoy going. I want to feel like we are safe when we bike and I want others on the trail to be safe to. So far we have only had 2 or 3 wipeouts, all of them involving only us. Any input is appreciated.