No I am not getting a mountain bike or recumbent. I did sign up for a motorcycle class at the end of the month. If I like it will have to start watching craigslist for a good deal.
A friend recommended used Kawasaki Ninja 250, or honda cbr600 f3, or suzuki sv650s. I was considering buying new Ninja 250r, but apparently they are hot item right now and dealers charging at least 1.5k over MSRP.