Here's my B-stick:
The company name is a play on words. Bacchetta is eyetalian for "stick". The frame is stick-like. Calling them "B-sticks" is a bit redundant but their loyalists like the sound of it, and it's good enough for me.
I've put around 120 miles on a bent, and about 40 miles on my Giro.
With great trepidation I joined the Yellow Lot group ride downtown. It's slated as a "slow and easy" ride, but the lead-out riders go pretty fast.
I felt a bit weird as one of two bents out of about 50-60 bikes. I haven't mastered the standing start, and I have to Flintstone to get underway.
However, like a dog seeing a bright red sports car just down the road, I had to get in with the lead-out group, tucked in the very back of it where I belonged.
First, I was pleasantly surprised with how safe I felt. The panoramic view afforded by bents kept me much more in tune with the group than I had felt on a DF.
It didn't hurt that we caught all the green lights.
But the nicest thing was being tucked in back and cruising at 18 mph without exerting much effort.
And when I got back, my neck and back didn't hurt. Several people started asking me about it. I have a feeling I should work on a commission basis.
Sorry, but I couldn't contain my enthusiasm.