A couple of people asked me what a bent is after I mentioned it in my chili post. Sometimes I forget not everyone is a bicycle enthusiast.
Bent is short for recumbent bicycle. It's a bicycle that you ride in a more reclined position and the pedals are out in front of you instead of directly below you. They're a very comfortable bicycle and have a seat that's actually designed to fit your butt instead of giving you a wedgie. LOL
Back in the 30s bents were banned from bicycle racing because they have an "unfair" speed advantage over a standard diamond frame bicycle. To this day they still race in their own class and are not allowed to race against the road bikes. All of the bicycle speed records have been set on bents.
I can do a little better than 30 mph on my bent and it's considered a slow one compared to the more expensive models.
Here's mine. To give you an idea of scale, the bike is six feet long.