The cat isn't quite out of the bag yet so I can't quite share the details too much but similar to my race across America jaunt I will be riding from the east coast to the west coast in September-ish. I am fat and haven't been in the road bike scene or even aware of it since I stepped off the RAAM podium and am now in the hunt for a CX trainer bike and a race bike for the trip itself. It technically won't be a race per say but I am wanting to stuff the best times on my computer per day as possible. I won't be needing a TT bike as I did on RAAM so I was just going to get one solid frame and a couple wheelsets for the sag rig. So starting out, what is a good CX/gravel and dirt bike these days for a trainer? I am not going to ride the asphalt around here as I have been hit too many times and a frequent amount of fatalities lately so I will be sticking to the gravel and dirt for major training. Whats your opinions for a CX trainer? During RAAM I was riding a tarmac for my race bike and was happy with it but I am sure there are more choices out now and been looking through the BMC and Felt line as well. Any suggestions for the race bike?