There are several recumbent riders racing the 2010 edition of Race Across America [aka. RAAM]. Most notably Barbra Buatois the french rider shown above who is currently the 1st place female in the race.
Dana Liberman, owner of Bent Up Cycles and all around nice guy, is part of a 4 man recumbent men’s team. They are going strong and currently in 3rd place for their division.
Tim Woudenberg is racing solo on a recumbent in the men’s 50-59 age group. He’s currently in first place in that group.
Sandy Earl was racing in the solo women’s division, but has DNF’d – although it’s not yet clear what the reason was for her departure from the race.
No matter how the race ends for these riders just showing up ready to race RAAM is an amazing accomplishment. It’s hard to fully grasp the effort and investment of time/$$ these folks will have put into this event by the time they cross the finish line.
BTW – there is also a trike rider on a mixed bent/DF team called Team FARA.