Not a cyclo-cross racer, but somebody whose used Mallets for quite some time ( 4 years if memory serves me ). Of all the Crank Bros pedals, I like these the best.
With the right kind of shoe, riding around un-clipped is quite comfortable for say a mile or two, enough time to run down to the local store or just get out and stretch.
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.