Yeah, the geek factor appears to be higher then triathlon..
Ok, I'll fess up. I raced "B" once at USGP a few years ago on my old (and now gone) S Works hardtail.. got killed.. Of course I was a month out from no racing and it was an ironman season. Still totally different power profile, I'm just a little diesel, that kind of racing requires big, chunky watts and followed by the steady go hard power until you're finished. Anyway.
Finally, what's up with the fashion and especially the hats?
The first thought I had when I saw the hats was, "did everybody from Seattle decide to race CX down in Oregon" ?? Because, you know, all the hip kids wear their hats askew up there, except in the summer.