hello to all- i'm 62 have have been riding bicycles since i was 8. i currently ride a fugi hy-bred. my wife of 3 years is warming to the idea of riding but is 63 & has never ridden. we are going to go to some bike shops & check out what's available these days. i also have a diamond hy-bred but it's a man's bike & she is not comfortable with the cross bar. last week we were walking our dog on a park trail when several folks on recumbents rode by. 2 were on tricycles. other than a quick 1/2 mile ride on one i have no experience with recumbents. i've been reading posts on this forum for a few days now but would appreciate some direct input. ny only experience with trikes have been on honda atv's & old harley police bikes & i found them to be squirrelly during tight turns. but i see there are some trikes ( proper name? ) with 2 wheels in the front. i had no problem riding that recumbent last year. have any of you found them to be easier to ride than traditional bikes? as far as trikes what are your takes on whether to have the 2 wheels forward or aft? any brands to avoid? what are the critical things to check for when buying used? there is currently a used trike for sale nearby ( dual wheels forward ). i'm trying to find out the make. does the bike in this photo look familiar? we are not completely sold on a trike but so far i think my wife would feel more confident on 3 wheels. all recumbents are a lot pricier than conventional bikes so we are trying not to make a costly mistake.