Here in CO it seems like the majority of race courses are lots of single-track mixed with some 'jungle-cross' type features. I'm the first to admit that I'm not the greatest bike handler, and these types of courses really annoy me, but that's probably because when I want to spend an afternoon riding single track, I take my mountain bike. Is there anywhere in the country where you're actually rewarded for riding a cross bike? What are the courses like in your part of the world?
2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler
there is a course we are on next weekend that is very NON techinical. it definetely favors the fit riders as opposed to the more technical riders. its has long low grade uphill sections, very wide turns and simple barriers.
a mountain bike would slow you down too much on the hills and not give you an decending advatage.