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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 11-06-07, 12:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-06-07, 01:10 PM   #2
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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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