The challenge is to pack light while still bringing everything that you need. It's impossible. I mean "stuffing a bowling ball into your mouth" impossible. Just look at our tent...a queen-sized air mattress leaves just enough room to pretend that you can put an item or two along the edge of the tent floor. We'll have two or three coolers overflowing with food, 19 different types of drinks, yogurt, sharkies...every stitch of cycling clothing that we own, clothes to wear to hang out in while your teammates are doing their laps, lanterns, chairs, beer, noodles, lights, insect spray, ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
I just freaked out a little bit. Sorry.
So here's the real trick; prepare well enough this week that on race day the only considerations are riding, eating and sleeping. Should be about as easy as sending a man to the moon...on a moped.