Nearly there now... the build up seems to have been a catalogue of mini -disasters....this week I had an infested cyst on my back which just grew and grew and took no notice of all the antibiotics I threw at it...so had to have it cut open to get all the poison and pus out...so now have a very sore back with a very big dressing on it !! Haven't done any training for 10 days now - now that's a taper !!! We're flying out Wednesday morning - now starting to get very nervous about them actually taking the bike - we've even gone to the lengths of coming up with plan B - which seems to involve lots of trains (and money)... Hopefully see you guys out there - I'll be in a black Saucony tri suit with a bloody great plaster on my back !!