First day using drops and first few miles for new B17
Wow, that was different...
Today was the first day I rode drops. I was previously riding an '06 Marin Novato which is basically an Aluminum Mountain bike with a steel fork. Now I have this:
So I bought a used 520 how did I do?
It was also the first day I used the Brooks B17 Standard I purchased specifically for this rig. I did 10 miles and the seat felt fine. However, the drop bars were very different. I was surprised at how narrow they felt as compared to straight bars. I could see the physical difference before I road but to actually experience it was rather interesting. I loved all the different hand positions. It seemed every time I turned around I was finding something new. Very cool. The STI shifters will take some getting used to. I'll withold judgement until I've used them for a few weeks.
Well, just wanted to throw my thoughts out there for others who haven't ridden drops.