I'm really intrigued with CX racing. I have a CX bike, but spent all summer long riding really hard on my fixies. I feel like I'm getting stronger and my bike handling skills are OK. Used to race on the Velodrome, but like 10 years ago. I'm 31 now.
I did a search, but I have some specific questions. If you know of a prev. thread that addresses all of this, sock it to me!
1. Do most races have a citizen category, or should I try to start at Cat 4? If Cat 4, do I have to go through USCF to get that?
2. How long do the races typically last?
3. Is there any sort of online resources with the high-speed dismount (is there a term for that?)
4. What's the best way to prepare for a first go at CX racing?