In reading the cycling news and looking at articles and seeing the occasional picture, there seems to be an increasing amount of Pro/Regional Pro riders racing on their Cross bikes... I think this is awesome, but are more of the normal folks doing the same. I Have been doing my local group rides on my cross bike, with road tires and bigger gears, but thought I was the only one. Practice like you play right? What if any are the REAL disadvantages of a Cross bike on the road, and how many others are riding their winter steeds for year round racing?