So, I'm going to do my first race either on the 31th or one of the first weeks in November. I've read through some of the Beginners thread and looked at some youtube videos on mounting/dismounting, etc. but still have some questions.
I'm planning to ride a rigid Specialized Rockhopper with my spd's. I tested mounting/dismounting this evening and noticed that one side of my left hand pedal seems to be harder to release than the other side (they are double-sided). I messed with the tension, but can't seem to get it right. Anyone else have similar problems?
Will regular MTb tires work just to try it out, or should I get something more cross-friendly?
Would you all recommend I race in the U19 category or the Novice Category? In some races there is a U16 category as well - I turned 16 a few months ago; am I still eligible?
Sorry for all the questions