This is just to say that I feel your pain. I got pulled from my first 4 only race. I've been fine in 3/4 races, but this one was just killer. I attribute it to lack of sleep, not enough recovery, and too many beer intervals and going out with the seniors did me in. But it's all about the priorities. Bike racing will be there for me tomorrow, the seniors on the other hand, just left for good.
Holy crapola, that means I'm a senior now!