What I’ve learned through watching my first cyclocross race:
1.) Be rowdy, cheer for the riders whether you know them or not, but especially if you know them, and ring your cow bell(s).
2.) Wearing a costume, especially a Spiderman costume, is a good thing and people will cheer for you:
See it better here:
3.) If you have a mechanical someone is going to tell you to stay on your bike or if you crash they will tell you to get out of the way, “Yo, get your bike out of the way” (incidentally I didn’t hear the pros say these things):
4.) The Pros run their bikes through the sand, like poetry in motion:
5.) Even if you are tangled up with a rider early on, never give up because you might still win the race, as Dombroski did:
6.) The Elite riders are really fast and on a dry day, expect some dust:
7.) Even National Champions can, and might, crash their bikes:
In case you need a better look:
8.) Ryan Trebon is really tall!
9.) I could never race cross and I have the utmost respect for anyone that enters, races, and finishes! It’s endurance, speed, and technique. It’s 40-60 minutes of complete anaerobic red zone intensity.
10.) I love cyclocross! Woo Hoo!!! Happy Me!