How you really feel about it! ;) Agreed - it would have been good HTFU training.
They don't even cancel road races for weather like that. Used to be things had to be really bad before we would even considering canceling an event.
Apparently things were really bad a bit north of here with extremely icy roads and trees down all over the place. Don't know who made the call to cancel or what their reasoning was, just noting that it could have depended on where they lived.
The call was made on Saturday before any bad weather had even set in. I think you had to be a long ways to the north to be in the bad stuff yesterday. That's one of the reasons we tend to schedule these late season events at the southernmost venues. I still call BS.