Excellent point Russell.
The distinctions which are very evident in the photos might also be relevant in the biographical info (age often a factor), the comfort matters (cited in many touring articles (numbness, shoulder pain, butt pain), the "confidence" in... yes, I can do that, the matters of hills and bicycle/tricycle,unicycle ;p handling, panniers which work differently on recumbents, rider visibility vis autos, distance, speed, accessories such a mirrors due to less rearward visibility on recumbents, maintenance and parts (such as availability of 451mm 20" tires), even "staying up with your DF touring partners", and other matters which may motivate others to ride vs drive to enjoy the out of doors.
I guess this is a question for the submitter to consider, but the touring experience seems necessarily different for the recumbent cyclist than for the DF cyclist.
Thanks for the observations and the exchange.
This message was edited by provijo on 8-29-05 @ 11:14 AM