There's nothing left to do but pack.
My last minute crash diet is more or less over (and I cheated on it a lot). I've ridden more miles and climbed more metres this year than last. Had a bike fit and fitted new wheels since the last Etape. I'm also 2kg heavier, making the weight-saving new wheels somewhat pointless.
There's no time to ride except to check out the bike in Pau. Beetroot loading starts tomorrow.
The flight leaves on Friday morning - so the last big big question is what to bring?
The bike has been cleaned, greased and packed in its travel box - along with frame pump.
I've selected shorts, shirt, gloves and socks for the day. I've added water-resistant gilet, arm and leg warmers. I think a full waterproof/softshell will be too much (although the weather at the top of the Tourmalet doesn't look great... http://www.meteoblue.com/en/france/weather-col-du-tourmalet).
Chamois cream, along with shoes (cleats in pretty good nick) and pedals. Sun glasses and helmet too.
A spare tube and tool in my saddle bag, along with a spare chain link. Another spare tube, levers, ibuprophen and CO2 for my jersey back pocket.
All that goes into my hand luggage - along with the Garmin and heart rate monitor - so if my bike goes missing - again - all I need on the day is to hire a one. Maybe take the CO2 out.
Lots of gels (two caffeine). And bottles. And bottle mix. Some casual clothes might be handy. And a pedal wrench. That's pretty darn important.
The convocation and the medical certificate are vital too. Oh! Chargers for my phone and Garmin. And French plug adapters.
What have I forgotten!