I'm finally set up with a cross bike and am getting ready for my first cyclocross race next weekend. You can bet I'll be the guy who nose dives over the barriers and racks myself trying to remount my bike while running.
But it looks way too fun to pass up. This video captures some of what I'm talking about.
My bike is a SS with a 36x16 gearing. I'm not sure if that is too easy or too hard of a gear but I'm sure I'll find out within 3 min of the first race.
I got my bike dirty today during lunch. What a trip riding a road bike on dirt. It was a cool feeling and has given me a needed shot of renewed excitement for cycling.