Started cycling a few years ago, and since seeing my first recumbents have become increasingly intrigued. I'm in the very baby stages of educating myself and am hoping for a little help with a few questions:
1. This is one of those "just wonderin'" questions: I have many close bike club friends with whom I ride so I don't plan on giving up my DF very soon (famous last words, right?). For you folks that ride both an upright and a recumbent on a regular basis, I'm curious about the physiological effects. That is, do you feel like it helps in keeping your leg muscles rested/balanced, or are the riding styles actually so close that it doesn't seem to matter?
2. Is there a be-all-to-end-all web page that's like a "Recumbents for Dummies"? I've done a lot of reading on this and other bent rider forums, but it'd be really helpful to find a resource that consolidates much of the basic information (acronyms, nomenclature, recumbent type comparison, etc.).
Thanks to you all.