Today I had a new perspective on velomobiles from the car driver's viewpoint. I was riding in Craig and Vicky's van still feeling the effects of getting too hot the day before. First and most important observation is that velomobiles are very visible. If you have a bright coloured velomobile you are more visible on the road than most cars. Also seeing the person riding the velo, at least in the head out versions makes a more personal connection than you can get in an automobile.
After watching some riders from the van I noticed that some of them bob around a bit. Much to my chagrin I found out that I bob around a lot when I ride. I knew that I bob around some when I am not paying much attention to my pedaling but apparently I am really bad. At the beginning of day four I was stretching while riding along and bobbing a lot and Bram asked me if I was alright. I must be wasting some energy doing this. I now have something to work on while riding. Here we are at a brief rest stop just before the event described below.