Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lea Valley Velopark

Today, Sudocreme4SagaSeniors fielded an elite team of oak-aged veterans at the magnificent facility that is Lea Valley Velopark. Big Mig, Iron Mike and The Wattmeister were joined by Lion King, Quiet Assassin and Slayer. But, the old boys nearly didn’t … Continue reading

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Mont Ventoux…a recipe

In May 2014 The Gray Goliath became the first member of Muswell Hill Peloton to record a timed ascent from the village of Bedoin to the summit of Mont Ventoux on Strava. The climb is 21 kms with an average … Continue reading

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Pain in the Park

The weather has a mind of its own. Friday night turned cold and damp, bringing with it a cold, burrowing breeze. The forecast for Saturday morning was for milder air with light showers. It was going to warm up…in the … Continue reading

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Bit of a Cock-up

Muswell Hill Peloton have several channels of communication. For example, there is a Facebook page, a Strava page and an e-mail group. Text and mobile phone are other popular methods of contact. Some members eschew the joys of Facebook and … Continue reading

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Swains

Mid-November in London town and there is a nip in the air. Not a breath of wind disturbs the trees. Looks a good day for some miles. The Lion King, Gray Goliath, Young Geoff, Saville Row Alex and Brave Bethan … Continue reading

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Giant TCR Advanced SL (2012) Review

Size Large i.e. 57.5 cm seat tube; 58.5 cm top tube. Toray T800 carbon.PowerCore Bottom Bracket, Overdrive 2 Headset. After two years and 9,500 kms of use,¬†this frame and its components have seen plenty of action. Firstly, the frame reviewed … Continue reading

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Kit Wash–Where do the Socks Go?

Splattered with muddy droplets both front and rear, The Wattmeister’s bespoke clothing was in need of a thorough wash after the weekend’s outings with the Muswell Hill Peloton. Alas, constantly riding on the front of the group into a headwind … Continue reading

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New Pro Contract 2015

The Wattmeister’s phone has not stopped ringing this Monday morning, with several teams keen to sign him for the 2015 season. Top of the list are CataractsRusBurgerKingZingerSenapodsAgainstConstipation, who were contacted¬†by their chief scout on Saturday afternoon after he witnessed a … Continue reading

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Saturday morning from The Wattmeister’s perspective.

The Cast: Big Mig, Doc, Gav, Iron Mike, Judge, Lion King, Pistol Pete, Rapha Paul, Rapid Ben, Slayer, The Wattmeister, Wolf, Young Geoff. Location: Muswell Hill/Regents Park/Swains Lane/Muswell Hill. Conditions: Misty, murky, still, damp, ominous. Arriving late, due to an … Continue reading

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Looking back ….Salsa Vaya on Scottish mini-tour

Looking back, but also looking forward. This tour is easily manageable for a reasonably fit rider. Opportunity presented itself for brief Highland fling. I managed to purchase an inexpensive Caledonian sleeper ticket from Scotrail on 1st February for travel on … Continue reading

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A Poem

The lashing rain, the raging storm has flattened down the ripened corn, uprooted trees and flooded fields ruined the crops the farmer yields. Darkened skies pass overhead lightning strikes at our homestead teaming rain pours down like lead the thunder … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and Five Men in the Star.

Even at 90 years of age, The Wattmeister’s father has plenty of spare watts of verbal energy. Today he had a dental appointment which clashed with the two minutes silence. So he stood up quietly in the waiting room for … Continue reading

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