Well my nervousness was justified. I had a miserable ride last night on my new bike. So many adjustments to be made. I recommend not making your first journey on a new bike be in the dark and during rush hour traffic in NOVA. The worst possible combo.
anyway with out further adu, the new bike-
(the reason for the lights is for commuting purposes and are merely temporary)
At this point i'm hoping to just do decent at the race on sunday. no expectations.