I got my new Bacchetta Corsa last Tuesday and took it out for a short shake-down ride the same day. On Thursday, I ate my Wheaties and went for a long ride. I did 91 miles and just over 3,000' of climbing - that's at least a "sissy century" in my book. I rode with another recumbent rider on the Palos Verdes peninsula in southern California. Amazingly I have not fallen yet but I have come close a couple of times. We did some hills as steep as 11% so I am starting to face my main fear of the new bike, climbing.
The main reason for the bent was chronic shoulder pain and stress on the upper body on long rides. The ride seemed easier on upper body but I am going through major adjustments on balance, muscles used and riding position. The bike itself is really nice and I think I will really like it. Too early for any definitive comments yet but very promising.
At any rate, I have entered the "dark side" and think I like it!