Asked about a certain kind of recumbent conversion in the bents forum. Got a response with a breezy mention of how they wouldn't want to ride a bent in ice and snow, they'd use an MTB instead.
...Why? I have some hills - they're obnoxious ones, but I can spin up them in low gear (they're waaay too long to come out of the saddle for) and I have roads with snow and ice on them that are pretty well plowed. Is there a -specific- reason why that would kill all recumbents and semi-recumbents as an option?