I'm trying to get my husband to ride with me and he has agreed that a recumbent sounds good to him. In the sub $1K group I've only been able to find 3 locally available: BikeE, Lightening Thunderbolt, and the EasyRacer EZ-1. The first 2 are sold in one of the larger stores here, we stood around for an hour there yesterday trying to get someone to get one down for him to try and wound up leaving angry & frustrated. The EZ-1 is sold in a small shop a little further away and we have an appt to go try it next Saturday. The reviews sound fair and since Dan is not a cyclist the low price is appealing as this is sort of a gamble. Has anyone here had experience with this bike and comments that might be useful to us?