I have noticed from the past few emails from the community a lot of talk about Cyclocross in the Chicago area. It has piqued my interest. Doing some research online it seems like you can run a MTB for cyclocross so I was thinking of doing a bit of updating to an older Trek I have and diving casually in. I have read up on changing out the tires and some other tweaks to the bike.
I think I have a good handle on bike adjustments, but what about some other things to expect on the course; clothing, weather, hydration, etc. Anyone have any general advise or comments to share?
I am probably looking to do the cyclocross as a more "casual" sort of exercise for the fall and winter.
Some people do race with an MTB at first (before buying their CX bike). You may want to attend the clinic and/or a practice if you would like to know what to expect e.g. dismount/remount, barriers, sand, etc.