Road cycle warm up/down 1:30:00 
Test riding a bunch of recumbents. Ride time estimated spread over about 3 1/2 hours. Most bikes I road for about 15 minutes. Mrs. took tons of photos with several cameras so it will take me a bit to get them in one place and sort through them. Here are the highlights. I went straight to Cruz because they are so different and I wanted to test them before it got too crowded. Brilliant bikes. The 20 degree Vendetta wouldn't work for me, but the 30 degree Silvio has about the same seat angle as the Greenspeed, which I quite like. I started with the commuter oriented Q100 and it was incredibly comfortable. Steering is quite heavy but I think I'd be tuned to it in one good long ride. Much easier to start on than the stick bike and very good power delivery. 'Bent needs to try one. I think the Q would handle trails similar to Caledon or Oro-Medonte very well. After lusting after a Lightening R84 since I started riding recumbents, I finally got to ride one. While it is a very cool bike, the ride wasn't significantly different from the Bacchetta. This surprised me because it is much lower to the ground. Greenspeed Aero. I wanted to try all the race oriented trikes and this one was by far my favourite. Handling was much like my X5, but the steering mechanism was very different with a pull/push lever on each side. They moved in synch so you could easily steer FAST with a little wrist rotation on one hand. Sweet bike with options for a very wide gear range. Azub tri-fly. I was really interested in this new take on suspension. I thought the suspension worked really well, but it uses a lot of space that I would like my legs to be in. I have quite a bit of ankle movement in my pedal stroke on a trike and clipped the front of the suspension plate with my heal (granted street running shoes, not clipped in). I also caught it with the top of my calf. Fatties: I wanted to try them all, but we ended up discounting some pretty quickly. One delta was just far too heavy. Another had ergonomics I knew I wouldn't get along with. It came down to the Azub and the ICE. I gave the ICE the edge last year, but this year they were very close ride wise. Mrs. preferred the Azub and the Azub team was very amenable to some customizations, most noteably building a spare set of 29er wheels that I could swap out for summer trail rides - for an extra $600. Other stuff. I finally tried an internal hub that I liked the shifting on: a Roloff set up by Cycle Monkey. It was geared a bit low for me, but we talked about a chain gobbler to easily move the boom and allow me to swap between 2 or 3 different chain rings. Or I could commit to one and get a belt drive - two loops of belt ganged together for one of the fatties trikes.