Well, here it is, the last ride for me of 2007. The weather is supposed to go sour tomorrow, with freezing rain and snow, so I took the opportunity to do a couple of things. First was to try out the aerobars and video camera.
They make the bike real twitchy, but significantly reduce the aerodynamic drag. If you power pedal, there's an unfortunate tendency to start doing s curves in the lane, so watch for it. Just cruising along though, they are really comfortable!
Photography by my wife
All in all, I like them. One thing, I think I will be adding at least one brake interrupter lever to the aerobars though, since the brakes aren't easily accessible from the aero position.
By the way, it was a bloody cold ride! It was 33℉ and windy. I FROZE! My muscles never did warm up. The ride was a short 7 miler, because it was just too cold for me today.