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?
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.
Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
You could try bikesnobNYC's methods for racing cyclocross.