ROAD BIKE OR CYCLOCROSS?

I am going to buy a new or used bike but cant decide between a road bike or cyclocross. Im not planning on joining any road bike club anytime soon so its going to be mainly riding by myself. I will mainly use it for going to the store or video place and also for weekend ride.Most of the time the roads here in... show more I am going to buy a new or used bike but cant decide between a road bike or cyclocross. Im not planning on joining any road bike club anytime soon so its going to be mainly riding by myself. I will mainly use it for going to the store or video place and also for weekend ride.Most of the time the roads here in California are being repaired so I will be encountering roads with potholes, humps, steel plates,gravel.Is a road bike suitable for this kind of road or a cyclocross would be better? I sold my mountain bike because I want a bike with more speed.Thanks for all your suggestions.
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