I'm thinking about doing some touring in about a year and I'm trying to make some preliminary plans. I've read a few stories that people have posted to the web about their trips across America, and one of the biggest complaints I have seen in that they were battered by the wind. So I'm leaning towards getting a recumbent for the tour because I understand that their aerodynamic design makes them much easier to pedal into a headwind.
I would like to do fully loaded touring (tent, sleeping bag, etc). So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of recumbents that I should look at. I would like to spend less or around $3000.
One thing that concerns me about some of the recumbent touring bikes I have seen is that it doesn't look like they have much storage space. An upright touring bike has front and rear racks, and most fully loaded tourist seem to use both racks. Most of the recumbents only seem to have a rear rack.
I don't know much about recumbents, so any suggestions would be very helpful.