The idea of having a bike with a completely different feel, and of sitting more upright is attractive. But in practice, I haven’t been able to find the sweet spot for my hands with the albatross bars. So, it’s back to drops for awhile.
I was pleased to find that all usable drop bar positions are quite comfortable for me on this bike. Even the lowest position, for those headwind stretches, can be used for sustained periods.
Ironically, what was formerly the “Dawdler” is now possibly the “go-fast” bike in my stable. It is significantly lighter than my A. Homer Hilsen and Kogswell P/R due to the lack of fenders, lights, racks, and baggage. It’s fixed wheel gearing is higher than the P/R, and the lighter tires spin up to speed a little faster.
Well, summer is here. Maybe it is time I go find a group ride somewhere and cruise a little speedier than normal.