Have ridden all types of bicycles and motorcycles since 1948. Thousands of miles logged. Ten minutes out on my new Linear LWB recumbent i broke my left leg. Sucked under the bicycle on a u turn when the speed went down to 5 mph and i put my left foot down to hold the recumbent up. 185lbs+ bike weight 40lbs+ twisting leg
under frame at 5 mph = broken fibular near knee + torn ankel. Bike stopped on a dime and i was laying in the road with a broken leg.
When i am able to ride again i do not think i want to chance another broken leg on the linear recumbent. I will probably ride my beach bike. All you recumbent riders be careful when putting your leg down, come to a complete stop!