Yes, I'm one of THOSE kind of riders now. Fenders and weird bar. Pretty soon I'll be wearing wool jerseys and demanding friction shifters.
Check the fenders and the new bar. Just by sitting on the bike it feels better, but we shall see. I could never get comfortable in the drops of a regular road bar.
Yes, one side is not plugged yet. I don't really care, I commute a lot!
Maybe I'll go check out Rivendell in the East Bay, I dunno.