Ready to take the plunge and enter a 'First timer' race.
After reading a bit here and being encouraged to try it and frankly bored with the mtb and fixed gear. I'm planning on doing my first organized event. I got a decent bike that should serve me ok I figure ( Bridgestone xo 2) that is essentially my commuter rig, and if I like it well enough build up a dedicated cx bike in the spring. My main question is I need a decent shoe and pedal combo. I ride clips and straps for the most part, and run platforms on my 29er. I was never a big fan of spd stuff when I rode alot of mtb events. I'd assume a crank bros product would be a better option for mucky conditions. Planning to try and attend the upcoming event in NC, as a spectator see what various people are using.
Any pedal/shoe recomendations are welcomed, ideally I don't want to spend a crazy amount of cash.