There are some gravel races, a UCI cyclocross event and many other local venues where this bike will show up.
The road cable routing is a nod to the colder conditions where top routed cables ca get fouled more easily by freezing mud. The forward facing seat slot is also to prevent icy mud from fouling the seat tube.
The gold seat collar is a team-only piece....a nod to this person's help hosting the team at the nationals for the last two seasons. He's an honorary team member.
This is the batch where the above frame came from-officially big batch # 2 of the summer. I have to start on batch # 3 next week. It don't stop, folks.........at least not yet.