Ok...a few lessons learned for next time....
Plan ahead...Not sure if it had any actual impact on the few tuck and rolls I had, but the brand new front tire I was expecting to use showed up the day after the race.
Cardio....somewhere along the line of growing older, my endurance capabilities have decreased a bit...guess I need to work on that
other then those two things, at this level of competitiveness, I think I was fairly well prepared.
The biggest take-away I have from the event is that I'm on the right track. I seemed to have less problems with some of the technical sections then some of the faster riders did...If I can pick up the overall pace a bit...and not have to stop and catch my breath....I think I can easily improve my overall placement.
This year I placed at about the 75% mark...goal for next year, over the 50% mark