Well pondering what to do with a perplexing problem. My road bike just seems to be just a bit to small, and tried everything I can think of to deal with a seat post to get me enough setback to solve the problem. Like it is, knee problems are the result. I bought a Sun Ray to deal with that, but I have a bike in the garage that is too expensive to just give away and in the way to not be able to ride it. The problem with the recumbent is that its just a pain to transport anywhere by car, and I have an idea for a book I am about to start. I am going to take a few days at my hometown and go re ride the streets I rode as a small boy, now about 40 years later. I want to see what's different, how things have changed, and probably more importantly how I have changed as I pedal through time. I have a couple of options. One of which is to go find an old ten speed much like I rode all those years ago and make the rides on something like the ride I had back in the day. Trouble is the body isn't in back in the day mode. I was thinking maybe a hybrid or comfort bike with skinny tires might be the ticket. It should transport much easier. When the bike will have to ride maybe 500 miles on at times fairly rough interstate, its a consideration. The carrier I have that I got for the road bike would work well for those. The hybrid would likely have better gearing, but the 26 might be an advantage at times too in that I have some spares for that. I guess I could get road gearing on a comfort bike, and then have the extra wheel with more mountain bike type gearing as well. The recumbent on the other hand might be wise to build a better carrier. Though I have loaded on the current carrier and its been ok, its never been for over a few minutes. It is a long wheelbase and a platform that would fit into the two inch trailer receiver might be a better method. Still maybe better to ride it on a bike closer to what I had as a kid. Then again I don't expect it to be that much about the bike. It also leaves me still with a bike in the garage that I can't ride if I don't trade it in on another bike. grin One option is to just pick up one when I get there, but that leave a lot to chance. Another is a folder, but I can't imagine one of those really being comfortable enough for more than a couple of miles at a time. The rides won't be that long at a time. The max might be 30 miles in one day, but I don't what to be miserable either. Suggestions and thoughts would be appreciated.