Cyclocross Q&A – Starts, Skills, Race-Day, and Training

Today Peter and Molly talk about all the things that go into and make up the sport of Cyclocross. They talk about
cyclocross episode
  • Discuss World Cup races—wow!
  • Remount / dismount common mistakes?
  • Best drill?
  • When to run?
  • How to set up mini-course
  • How to pack for CX race — favorite gear we bring (sprayer, waterproof pants, raincoat, embrocation—bag choice!)
  • Eating during day for CX race
  • Tire pressure / choice
  • Bunnyhopping barriers
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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

  • Discuss World Cup races—wow

=> Watch replay of the Iowa World Cup 

  • Remount / dismount common mistakes?

=> Peter’s Mount and Dismount Course on Ryan Leech Connection

  • Best drill?

Peter described working on single leg ‘toe’ hops. He also talked about the importance of having the left leg pushing off/jumping behind so that the right leg/knee can reach onto the saddle and towards the right pedal, avoiding both feet going for the pedals (or flying around randomly!)

Right foot forward cross mount

  • When to run?

Running isn’t bad! it is part of the sport

  • How to pack for CX race — favorite gear we bring (sprayer, waterproof pants, raincoat, embrocation—bag choice!)

katarina cleaning off

Garbage bags and buckets = Photo from Scott Kelly of Katerina Nash Post-world cup

Peter Mentions Jeremy Powers’ Cross Camp Video on Amazon for more tips on dressing for cyclocross.

  • Eating during day for CX race

Practice and test what works for you. It is a long day so eat throughout the day.

  • Tire pressure / choice

25-35psi as starting point

  • Bunnyhopping barriers

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