I've been riding the Xtracycle so much recently that there's been quite a bit of neglect of the Cross Check. Yesterday morning I grabbed it for the first time in over a month for my commute. It felt great. It was just a wonderful a feeling as the first time I rode it. Some of that romance was back. I even beat my previous record time to work by two minutes. I think perhaps my cargo bike hauling legs have made a difference on cyclocross bike speed legs. It was fun to be back on. I really love my bikes.