After more than a month of deliberation, I finally settled on a bike: a Cervelo P3. My LBS here in San Francisc, Bike Nut, gave me a "killer" deal on it because it's an '09 and it had been sitting on the showroom floor for a while. Fortunately, the size and price were both right and I brought it home yesterday. Behold!
So yeah, it's a 2009 Cervelo P3 with Dura-Ace 7900 components. I'm going to upgrade the wheels as soon as I can settle on the right rim depth. I spent a while at the shop working with Kevin, the fit guru there, on my position and saddle height before taking it out for it's maiden voyage this morning - a 25-miler out to (but not over) Camino Alto.
Riding in that aero position is fast, but it's not super fast. Hopefully that will change as I build up the muscle groups required for riding in the extensions. Kevin intentionally went with a more "relaxed" fit, with a higher stem height and such - I think I can go a bit lower without much discomfort, but this is the bike I'm going to spend 5+ hours on in my December Ironman; I want to make sure I get everything right!