So ya think you wanna give cyclocross a try, or maybe pick up a few tips/techniques to get better ... here's a basic 3 step program
(1) Attend this: Free CX clinic 8/28 at Longbranch Park in Liverpool, NY hosted by Syracuse Bicycle and Team Ommegang - Syracuse Bicycle
(2) Read this: The unofficial CX racers bible/manual/reference by Simon Burney.
(3) Watch this: The gold standard of CX instruction & techniques from Cycle-Smart.
(4) Bonus Steps: websites to know: Cycle-Smart.com, Cyclocrossworld.com, CXmagazine.com and associated links thereof; search YouTube for CX; get a cowbell; read the blogs of J-Pow, Jonathan Page, Adam Myerson and any other CXers, practice/practice/practice; know basic first aid for bloody/muddy shins; and most importantly .... keep the embrocation off your boy or girl parts.