Add on a computer, maybe a seatbag, and swap to my custom built tubeless wheels (thanks Charly Tri at Rochester Cycling!) and I should be about set bike wise. Riding the Cronus CX maybe unfair to the other competitors, but I plan on making up for it in inability. Stiff, smooth, crazy light, all the good stuff.
I was raised in the "hood", self-taught to survive on scraps of old inner tubes and changing bike tires with my teeth. Life is a struggle for me not to be another statistic that so many become after being raised in a caucasion middle class family. I now am a husband, bike mechanic, land lord, stay at home dad, and wannabe mountain bike racer.