The problem I have with cyclocross in Oregon is that it comes during a time when our mountains are at it’s best and as mountain bikers we live for these days!
My good friend whom was a very serious racer for a very long time once told me “there will come a time when you will have to decide if you want to mountain bike on the weekends or race around in circles for 40 minutes.”
It took just a few races for me to realize that my weekends would be spent chasing the best trail conditions around the PNW and not at a race. To each his/her own.
This is why I love the Portland Trophy Cup! The Tuesday race at the Portland International Raceway was a good excuse to go hard for 40 minutes and party with your friends.