In three days commuting, I rode just under 44 miles. Not bad considering I doubled the mileage I would have ridden if I had limited myself to the most direct home-to-work-and-back route (that would have been under 20 mile).
Commutigami, err.. Cruzigami Mantis with Pannier.
I also went out for several nice fun rides, including the ride below, where I managed my fastest ever time, a moving average of 15.1 mph for a ride of just under 600 feet of climbing and almost 11½ miles. This bike just flies.
The weather this year has not been very conducive to riding (although the weather was a lot worse in other parts of the US, so I should be careful complaining). At this point last year, I had ridden over 630 miles, where I have just under 415 miles this year. On the plus side, I have a total elevation gain of over 25,000 feet where as I had under 20,000 feet last year, so I've done 25% more climbing in 30% less distance. I can tell I'm getting better at climbing. It still sucks, but it sucks a little bit left.
With the lower seat angle, I often sit up straight when I approach intersections to get a better view. One interesting thing that I've noticed is that how the steering on the Mantis changes drastically. The bike is much twitchier. A small part of this has to do with generally riding at lower speeds. But I think that most of it has to do with the fact that when I sit up, I move the center of mass of the system (me and the bike) quite a bit forward. This is a well known feature of short wheel base (SWB) recumbents and for the reason of the center of mass. But it is still interesting being able to feel the difference (I find the lower seat angle makes the Mantis feel very stable).