I was riding my trike the other day when another cyclist rode up beside me. He was riding a fully suspended mountain bike with big fat knobby tires. I could hear the whirl of the tires as he approached. He said "recumbents are big in Florida because there are no hills. Here in Jersey we have a lot of hills". I said "I have no problem climbing hills, I just gear down and go slow". He said "I like to go fast". I said "Not with that bike". He road off and the only one left smiling was me. Don't you just love when people, who never rode a recumbent, tell you what a recumbent can and cannot do.