Bike- I have booked the 10 000km service for end of May. This is going to be a rahter short journey so I think the rear tyre will last, but I will ask for adwise regerding this.
Packing – what to bring and how to pack it is still to be organised. This year I need to bring tent and other stuff for camping.
Camping – check out if my sleeping bag is warm enough, investigate buying a camping mattress. Borrow tent.
Route planning – the route is all planned see the page WIMA Switzerland 2013
Accommodation – accomodations are booked, and of course I´m planning to stay with Annice & John at their farm Le Grand Chaume.
Gear – This year I don´t need to buy any new gear but I do have plenty to try out. I have a new raingear that I still need to try, a new pair of gloves that needs to be broken in and I need soles for my boots. Apart from that I bought loose knee pads wich I plan to wear and I need to get use to them. Hopefully this solves the problem with my legs being to long for the paddings fitted in the trousers to be on the actuall knee and not the tigh. I also need to try out new earplugs. There seems to be more buzz from the wind now, not sure if it is the new bike or the new helmeth and how to sort it out.