It happened to work out that I went to CX nationals this last weekend with the wife and youngest daughter. We got to see quite a few people we knew (including Charlie "I don't need no mountain bike" Melk whom took the following pic).
Highlights included seeing Barry Wicks duck into the porto john for his prerace "weight loss" and abusing my child (see pic).
My cold is wrapping up. Looking to tie up my fitness in a nice bow for January 30th's assault on the Arrowhead trail. Just need more snow up there and some down here. It seems silly to ride a fully loaded snow bike with 29'er wheels on gravel.