Every year at the first couple of road races, as we're waiting to start, some smartass makes with the "only 6 months 'til cross!" crack. It always gets a big, if very nervous, laugh. The first road races of the year are nervous affairs, after all - has everyone remembered how to corner in close quarters, have I got the fitness to hang with the guys who've spent the ENTIRE winder banging out intervals in their basements, and is my equipment where I need it to be, and a bunch of other big questions. The foundation for the answer to a lot of these questions is laid in the next month.
Our pre-order is open until November 7th. Pre-ordering a bike or wheels saves you a pantload of money even beyond what we normally charge, and ensures that you'll have the gear you want next spring, when you want it. It's just like doing your base training - hit the snooze bar on getting ready and before you know it, you'll be standing on that start line thinking "you know, I really wish I'd gotten my act together back in November."
So yeah, while we've been at the cross races lately, working on our new frames (which, btw, are f-ing awesome and helping our team to soak up a ton of results), we're also thinking about and working on road in the background all the time. Maybe you should too.