I am 6'5" 285 lbs and started road biking in July (down from 305 pre cycling), I saw a CX event in my area (St. Louis) and thought it looked awesome. I am wondering if I am being to ambitious getting involved in this sport. I am 29, and was a long time smoker (quit Aug 2nd) and since have been weight lifting and riding some. I am an ex football player so did play sports all my life and am trying to get back into the swing of things. Anyone else tried/do CX races? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for your input.