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    One hour of practice before 1st race

    So, I just got my "commuter" bike (Orbea cyclocross).

    There happens to be a race not too far from me this weekend that I'm thinking about giving a try. I do a lot of running/biking/lifting per week already, so I'm in decent shape, but it's all road biking.

    If I was going to spend an hour, maybe two, of specific cyclocross practice before trying a race, what would be the best things to practice?

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    mounts dismounts shouldering suitcasing (picking the bike up by the top tube like a suitcase) hopping barriers (with your feet not your bike).

    velonews has a great set of videos that describes these techniques for free on their website.

    good luck!
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    You could try bikesnobNYC's methods for racing cyclocross.

    http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2007...die-bsnyc.html

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