There are some nice photos on that forum. I didn't know you had your own bent site. It's all I can do not to join. Imagine how much fun I'd have over there!
I didn't mean to suggest your prototype was not clean. I recognized what it was: a test run. The guy whom I read about did not enclose his rear wheel so that he'd have less space to heat inside and so that fixing a tyre might be easier. He learned staying warm was not an issue but repairs were.I wasn't too concerned about how the vehicle looked, just needed to be functional for a first attempt to see if it would even work and I be comfortable in cold temperatures. The next enclosure will probably be more streamlined and be geared for more speed in mind. I also train and do online racing in the winter. I have a tacx imagic with the fortius software. You can view my race times on the imagic archive. Otherwise there is live racing through the fortius software link.
Personally, I ride all year around in any weather, since I have a Leitra fairing on my trike. It's so nice, with all the snow/ice/cold we've had the past 2 months in Denmark, to be able to ride back-n-forth to work or out to the Leitra shop on my weekly rides (25km one way) in only a thick shirt or light sweater and jeans or sweatpants.Do you bent riders give it up in the winter or do you somehow fasten your bikes to a trainer as a DF is used indoors?