WIMA Rally Switzerland

The WIMA Rally was situated in the area Val-de-Travers, in the french speaking part of Switzerland and our camp was on the sport ground in the village Couvet.

The WIMA campsite
The WIMA campsite

We had lovely weather, better than I could imagine after last years nighmare ride in the cold and rainy Susten pass. For a couple of nights I did sleep with wollen socks and thermal underwear, but it was still fine. And if it gets chilly in the evening you can always warm up with a hot foot-bath as these ladies.

International WIMA foot bath
International WIMA foot bath

It is a chame that I forgot to take a picture at my tent, it was probably the smallest one. I was lucky with neighbours though, providing shelter for sun and cooking equipment. We preprared most of our meals ourself wich was nice and saved lots of money. The only thing I remembered to bring was my spork, originally intended to eat beans from the can.

One of my favourite parts of the WIMA rally is the parade, everyone gets their bikes ready with flags or other national assesories and we go for a shorter ride togheter.

Wima Japan is getting ready for the parade
Wima Japan is getting ready for the parade

 

Mountain ride and parade
Mountain ride and parade

At the end of the parade we got fruit and buns and there I spent some time admiaring others bikes.

The Finish president rides a beautiful Ducati Monster
The Finish president rides a beautiful Ducati Monster

Lack of height has never been my problem. This Japanese lady amazed us all with her skills balancing the for her to tall bike. But no need to worry, she is a rider-instructor.

Amazing Rumi
Amazing Rumi

Apart from the riding there is plenty of social events taking place at a WIMA rally. The food was absolutely outstanding, very high quality and nutricious & delicious!

Poland, Curaçao, Sweden, Australia and Estonia was represented at this table.
Poland, Curaçao, Sweden, Australia and Estonia was represented at this table.

Time runs quickly and to soon the week has come to an end. Everyone is packing up to head on or head home. Anneli is taking the route through the Italian alps on her way to Estonia. For me, La Grande Chaume is the next destination and I will have a day of rest before taking on the last leg of the journey.

Untill seing this lady pack her Ducati I thought riding a Monster was an excuse not to camp. Now I know better!
Untill seing this lady pack her Ducati I thought riding a Monster was an excuse not to camp. Now I know better!

Next years rally is held in Poland and it seems impossibe not to go there and meet all the amazing WIMAs again. But before that I go to Japan and in then I meet some of these nice ladies again! 🙂 Having friends all over the world is a truly great thing!

WIMA Japan & me
WIMA Japan & me

 The WIMA Rally made it to the newspaper.

 

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