I have stepped back a little from racing over winter but have still been out and about riding my bikes more than ever. To help mix it up and get back to my roots a little, I have followed the crowd (baaa, baaa) a bought a cyclocross bike. And boy it is fun, just look at the amount of mud stuck to the thing. I literally owned it for 10mins before getting off road and then a few more later I was laying ground still clipped in with one foot smiling at myself. There is something grounding about finding the biggest mud bog near your house and riding straight through the middle of it.