Not that I've raced 'cross (yet?), but as I entertain the idea more and more, I have a few questions I'd like to ask people who have already raced cross.
What is the terrain makeup of the off-road sections of a 'cross race generally like? Looking at pics from the big European races, they always seem to be on grass and smooth dirt/mud paths through farm fields. I've seen pics from American races that show that too, and in addition, more challenging terrain like sand, gravel, etc...
What is the most extreme terrain you've experienced at a 'cross race? In training and general 'cross riding, what is the most extreme (i.e. rocky singletrack) you've riden? What wheel setups (rims, tyres, & tyre psi for example) have held up and which have not. When does off-road terrain stop being CX territory and become MTB ground?