sdennislee, Ever bit as much effort to ride and no sore butt or hands. If you want lots of 'Bent info, check out bentridersonline.com
When you first start riding a Bent, you legs will be sore due to the slightly diffent use of the leg muscles. They are not a good climbing hills as a DF (diamond frame) because you can't stand up and use your weight to pedal. If is gear down and spin to get to the top.
Most shops don't carry Bents, so you will need to find one and get a trial ride. I ordered mine from Utah Trikes. Service was good. I have been riding Bents now fro about 12 years.
If you were near Houston there is Planetary Cycles and in Austin, there is Easy Street cycles.
Most any bent rider will be accommodating and let you you have a test ride.