Hello, all. Generally, I'm a roadie, but have hit the trails a few times on my MTB as well (nothing super-technical). The only racing I've done up to this point is the occasional biathlon (& various running races). So... recently, I found out about a local cyclocross series in my area and am rather intrigued by it. (It helps that being female, I wouldn't have to pay the $15 entry fee -- hmm...) If I decide to enter a race, I figure I'd ride my MTB (since they allow them as long as you don't have bar-ends). Obviously, I'd race at Beginner level, but what would I expect with a race like this? Would the course generally differ for each level or is it the same course for everyone?
(If anyone is familiar with it, this is the series connected with Bike Authority. Has anyone here raced in this series in the past?)