I know in "cycling" world, owning 2 of any one kind of bike is considered "normal." I see nothing wrong with that. However, being a person who straddles between "cycling" world and "two young kids, marathon-running wife, 50+ hour job" world, I ask, is it ok to own 2 cyclocross bikes? My current CX, a 2006 Redline Conquest, is a great bike, even with the (very) basic component group it came with. I was more than happy with its performance this year (my 1st in racing). But now that I know I can be "competitive" in CX racing (as a lowly CAT 4), I look at my bike, and all I see is possible upgrades. Brakes, shifters, wheels, carbon fork-the list goes on.
So my question is, do I upgrade my current bike? Or do I start looking at a 2k-level bike that has some of the upgrades I'm looking for, and keep the Redline as my pit bike? I'm trying to stay half way between "cycling world" and real life, "you already have a freaking cross bike" world here, so any past experience is welcome.