Oops, I did it again. I went to look at a rather nice low recumbent today (Optima Baron) and felt compelled to buy it. My reasoning (in other words, what I tell the Missus) is that recumbents really hold on to their values, and as I got this for a great price, I could ride it for a year and not make a loss. I also told her that one way or the other, I will sell either the high racer Bacchetta Strada, or this Optima I've acquired today. First impressions of my new commuter tool, is that it'll be the Strada that goes! I've Just got the rear fairing nicely fitted. It took a bit of faffing as it was catching on the rear tyre when pushing back on the seat whilst pedalling hard. It was easier to just raise the seat an inch and a half (a bit of wood as a temporary fix 'till I can fabricate something at work) rather than try and make the fairing clear the tyre. Anyway, she's all ready for the commute today. Maybe I'll beat the 32 mins record I set on the Strada on this beast. The rear fairing should hopefully add 5mph to my top speed. Have a butchaz at this.