TIP NO. 2: Bring stuff for handups
If you want to help a rider who’s suffering at the back of a ’cross course, give him or her a handup. A can of cheap beer can really lighten a rider’s mood. A doughnut works well, too. Bacon is also good, but will require some prep on your part. Some Winnipeg ’crossers have experimented with pierogi handups. They discovered that those pierogi require a little too much chewing than most racers are prepared for or even able to do. So… beer it is!