Well, here it is, and I had better like it since it was you guys who talked me into it . This is the bike just an hour after I picked it up from the LBS, so it doesn't even have bottle cages on it yet although I did have them put my SPD pedals on it:
The picture doesn't really do it justice, as the color (Titanium) is very metallic-looking, but just comes out silver in the photo. I took it for three laps around Stoney Creek Metropark for a total of 18 miles on a cool but windy day. The riding position worked out better than I thought, but I still might opt for a slightly shorter stem. Compared to my recent comfort and mountain bikes, this is definitely a lot faster, as I was cruising at the speed that would be my max on the other bikes.
I also couldn't resist a shot of my "tow rig". When I bought the car, I had no idea that it had rack mounts built right into the roof rails and would make such a good transport vehicle:
It was interesting that the bike came with a totally "content free" user manual that was apparently written entirely by lawyers. I never knew there were so many ways to get hurt or dead on one of these things. More impressions later when I get some more miles on it.