I'm new to cycling in general, and very new to cross. But, I'm planning on entering my first race this weekend (I'm starting to freak out), and I don't have any idea what I'm doing.
If I get there early, will they let me warm up on the course? The women's race is the first one, so no one else should be on the course. How early should I get there?
Are there any rules or items of etiquette that I should know before I set out? Places that you should/shouldn't pass other riders (assuming I have the opportunity to pass someone)? I'm assuming that I need to yield to faster riders. Anything else I should know? Tips, suggestions? I'd appreciate anything I can get...