One little awkward thing about cyclocross—in addition to the off-camber switchbacks, triple barrier sets, and ditch crossings—is that the season straddles the calendar.
Your 2011 USA Cycling license has expired. Renew now and avoid a $10 one-day license fee at the New Year Barrier race. For those of you who have been holding off on getting the annual license, now is the time to commit. Whether you choose a Road or Mountain license, you will have authorization to race cross.