The * is for the MO State Race that no one from Missouri came too. Most of the Missouri racers were from KC & there weren't many of them. Don't get me wrong field sizes were normal for a CX race. Extraordinary if you consider the weather. St. Louis was mostly unrepresented mostly since a multi mile section of I-70 was closed, though if you ask me its was because St. Louis racers only race in St. Louis. Examples of no one being from Missouri there were 8 MO riders in the Masters Field & 2 in the 1-2 Race. The Masters only had 35-39, 40-45, & 1 55+. Sad for a state CX race.
I ended up 2nd in the 35 masters. I just didn't have it in my legs. I knew 2 weeks ago I'd peaked too soon. So lesson learned don't take a 2 week break from racing before your last race. The really crappy part was I got beat by guys I haven't lost too all season. They stepped it up when it counted, I just tried to stay upright(which I did).
I got up very early Sat Am to give myself plenty of drive time to make the 9 am start. The roads were actually pretty good once I got out of town. I was able to drive the speed limit the whole way except for one section of nasty fog.
I walked a lap of the course & slipped & fell twice which worried me about conditions. I lowered my tire pressure to 28-30 psi(Lower than I've ever ridden) & actually was able to ride stuff I couldn't walk.
Its now time for a break from the bike for a few weeks.