Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Rumble in the Jungle

Forty years ago today, on 30th October 1974, one of the biggest sporting events of the 20th Century took place in Kinshasa, Zaire. The World Heavyweight boxing Championship beween the reigning champ, George Foreman and self-proclaimed ‘The Greatest’ Muhammed Ali. … Continue reading

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Gardening in SPD SLs

Tuesday 28th October, a beautiful warm day in late Autumn. Ribble Cycles’ stocktaking sale ends today, with a further 13% off all orders, excluding bikes, groupsets and gears…the exclusions list is too long to mention, suffice to say that the … Continue reading

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After the Lord Mayor’s show

Since the Festina Affair of 1998, The Wattmeister has struggled to get sponsorship. His two week epic Lands End to John O’Groats tour of 1997 has come under retrospective scrutiny from the UCI and WADA following the goings on in … Continue reading

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MHP Diffusion

Sometimes things do not always go to plan. Last night, the clocks went back, this morning, MHP’s group was swelled by a number of infrequent riders who obviously benefited from the extra hour of sleep. It was a pleasure to … Continue reading

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Saturday RP laps

The Wattmeister’s favourite local Indian cuisine is served along with a choice of Kingfisher or Cobra beer at the Quality Tandoori in East Finchley High Road. A Friday evening visit is often followed by early Saturday morning laps of Regents … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Saturday A.M at Regents Park

The weather forecast for tomorrow looks benign. A full gruppetto¬†should assemble outside the bike shop in Muswell Hill for the weekly 90 minutes¬†of pain. Cast list: The Wattmeister: The Lion King: Saul the Slayer: David ‘Killer’ Kay: Big Mig: Pistol … Continue reading

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Wattmeister’s preview of 2015 Tour de France route

After perusing the newly announced route of the 2015 Tour de France, The Wattmeister’s whole being is flooded with warmth and joy, a bit like the bad old days before the advent of biological passports and random WADA drugs tests. … Continue reading

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The Wattmeister’s return from holiday

He has been away with his wife, dog, three bikes, two professional workstands and four spare wheelsets for over three weeks, and in the course of his travels in the camper van through France and Switzerland, the breakaway specialist has … Continue reading

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