Take it, my friend, take it!
For starters, cyclocross bikes are ultimate machines for fast long-distance commute and paved road touring.
Second - the frame and components of tricross yr. 2008 - 2009 are now available only from Spec. Crux Expert, at $3000 USD. You can always go back to the original set-up with relatively small investment into drop bars of your liking and brifters. I will strongly recommend a second set of interrupter brakes too. You will looooove the wheels -absolutely bomb-proof.
Third - 56 is a very tall bike with a relatively short top tube. It will feel great if you are 175 - 180 cm with longer legs.
For reference - I am a 170 cm female, in love with my 54cm tricross Comp 2008, second owner, in 8500 mi never had to true the wheels.
Ride like you stole it! And you did, I hope.
Last edited by sci_femme; 08-12-12 at 10:04 AM.