First off, congrats to RacerEx, who I believe won the M35+ for the weekend.
'cuz I'm in the mood to for once, race report time!
Saturday RR: Best RR of my racing career. I didn't get a result out of it, but it didn't matter. Spent a good chunk of the first lap off the front with 3 other people. Started taking a few risks to try and conserve energy at the end of the lap and ended up overdoing a corner a bit. No crash, but a bit of off-roading ended my time in the break. They ended up getting reeled in a bit later at least in part b/c they were short a man. We had 1:30+ at one point, which was cool. I was proud of myself because I was able to stay up front for the rest of the rest, and control it enough to force a pack sprint, which I actually contested for once. Figured I'd go for one of the lower placings and some small time bonus. A crash in front of me ended those hopes, but I still got the same finish time, which is all I really wanted.
TT: My numbers in warm-up were way off, but I still went out and paced it according to plan. Ended up putting in a pretty bad ride and missed my power target by more than 20W (!), but still managed 10th, and 9th on the GC. I think I must have been a tad dehydrated from the morning, because earlier in the week I did loooong (almost race-length) intervals at above the power I held and did fine on those. Still, pretty much the most miserable almost 17 minutes of my cycling career.
Sunday RR: I was riding really strong, but what I thought was a saddle sore pretty much forced me to abandon. Hurt so much that I couldn't really pedal seated. Turns out I had torn some skin and it was all bloody and gross. Disappointing, considering one time bonus (even the small one) would have vaulted me up to top-5 on GC, but a good decision for my health I think.
Good weekend, though! Whoever rides in TX in the BF unattached kit was out there in the 4's, he went down pretty hard. Cracked frame and some destroyed shifters it looked like.
Hoping RacerEx and others will follow with their reports