I finally got my new Bike Friday! I had to wait until my recumbent sold first. I picked it up a couple days ago. First thing I did was replace the stock 30t small chainring with a 24t, since I bought this bike solely to climb the steepest hills I can find. Today was the first climbing ride with this bike. All the climbs are in El Dorado Hills, CA: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/129715640#
I also got a new GoPro HD Hero 960 camera, so I mounted that to the lowest point on the handlepost. Unfortunately that location turned out to be a failure due to an obnoxious creaking noise from the handlepost or handlebar. The creaking occurred on the steepest parts of all the climbs. Also, the shifter cable was annoyingly close to the lens of the camera, so the only footage I kept was a quick 40 mph descent. You can see the shifter cable slinging around slightly in the video, but at least the GoPro did an excellent job of muting wind noise thanks to its enclosure.
Since I recorded the entire ride with the helmet-mounted ContourHD, I used that footage for the climb video. All the hills in this video have grades of 15% or higher, with a max grade on some of them of 19%. In spite of that, I never had to shift lower than the third largest cog in the back. With the 24t chainring, my lowest gear is 16 inches. That's lower than my mtb at 16.7.
Here's some pics.
The GoPro mounted on the bike.
How I got the bike home from the LBS.