It started in 1998... when I road a friends bike while doing a tour. He had a Rans Rocket...
Well, 11 years later I got mine. It is the ultimate beginner high-racer. Easy to mount. Durable. But; as I wanted to ride longer/faster... it opened a door to which I didn't know it would lead.
Next came a 2004 cromoly Corsa SS from the company Bacchetta. (I've owned 4 Bacchetti now). At this point, I was on recumbents because they were fun. Not because I couldn't ride my upright (which I still did a lot).
As of 2015, I have been diagnosed with three damaged discs in my lower back, and I simply cannot ride my upright any longer. I have invested in a commuter, was running a Ti-Aero... and now have my Carbon 2.0.
I still have seller's remorse on this one (The Titanium Aero below)... but I couldn't afford to keep it and purchase the CA 2.0.
As of 2017, this is where we have landed. I'm riding recumbent full time, and luckily... I had the experience from before. It came naturally. They are fast, smooth and fun...