I am not one to place blame and ramble on about one thing or another, but, if you find yourself reading my post you might be looking at my post looking to see if i have added any comment about some pet peve you have about cross and how it is run here in the states. I have only raced cross for one season, but in that one season i have come to realize that so much has changed in the sport of cycling as a whole. i have noticed that cross races aside from the big UCI races have become more or less grass track races with a few steep hills and some sand here and there. There are so many rules and regulations within the sport of cross itself that it leads me to wonder how long it will be before its not called cyclocross anymore. but more of "Cross country riding through some grass" not the catchiest title but thats what it has come to. i raced races here in my own state and the state of Rhode Island to the east where there were 2 count em 2 100 foot beach runs along with the barriers up hill in 3 inches of snow at 19 degrees out... now that is cross. these races where you can actually read all the title sponsors on the winners jearsy tells me that they are just the fastest guy through some grass and sharp turns. i'm not complaining about the way cross is run... but what i am trying to say is that i feel as though the meaning of "Cross is Boss" needs to be more closely examined and beefed up a bit. anyone can ride through their backyard, but it takes some skill to navigate a sharp downhill in 3 inches of snow. does anyone see what i mean?