Monthly Archives: December 2014

Göran Kropp

In 1995/6 Göran Kropp rode his bicycle 13000 kms with a trailer full of food and climbing gear, from Sweden to Everest Base Camp. With his first attempt on May 3rd 1996, unaided by Sherpas, and with no oxygen, he … Continue reading

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Pain and Joy with no Anaesthetic.

Among the grandees of the Muswell Hill Peloton, The Wattmeister and Iron Mike have spent Christmas fighting a nasty chest virus, Slayer has been afflicted by a dodgy thigh (and, it is rumoured, alcohol poisoning), and Gray Goliath is currently … Continue reading

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Christmas Olympics Results

The Wattmeister’s results in annual Christmas Olympics at Wattmeister House 2014 Scrabble………   KOM       (100th year in succesion) Boggle…………   KOM Scattergories..   3rd of 4 Taboo………….   4th of 3    (doesn’t seem mathematically possible). Hearts………… … Continue reading

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The Surge of Sydney Street 1984

Christmas Eve is the day when most people are putting the final touches to their holiday arrangements. For The Wattmeister though, 24th December 2014 is the 30th anniversary of the “Surge of Sydney Street”. This event took place towards the … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s Christmas Sprint

With only 48 hours to go until ‘Ban Bicycle Banter’ day in Wattmeister House, a diktat imposed by The Wattmeisterin in 2010 after a scheduled Christmas Day functional threshold training session got out of hand, The Wattmeister set about acquiring the … Continue reading

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A Chicken Wing Too Far…..The Movie (courtesy of Strava)

On Christmas Day, The Wattmeister traditionally devotes himself to enjoying the company of The Wattmeisterin, the two Wattmeisterlings, and sometimes The Wattmeister-in-law. A typical and lovingly prepared five course lunch comprises: energy bar or gel starter; turkey flavoured protein shake; … Continue reading

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Sunday MHP >>> Fuelled by Cava

Not many training programs recommend an afternoon spent drinking mulled wine followed by an evening imbibing bottles of Cava, But then The Wattmeister has a maverick streak when it comes to hydration and nutrition……remember “A Chicken Wing Too Far”, a … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Youth — a Potent Combination

The Muswell Hill Peloton convened for the weekly session of early morning laps around Regents Park. The run-up to Christmas has taken its toll on some riders as they have succumbed to the temptations of  food, drink and late nights … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

The Wattmeister celebrated 26 year of marriage last Monday by carrying the Wattmeisterin over the anaerobic threshold. A quick Christmas shopping trip resulted in TW leaving his aero helmet and visor at Sainsbury’s check out. Just had an e-mail from a … Continue reading

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Steve Abraham/Tommy Godwin…The Unbreakable Record

The Wattmeister asks how may calories will he burn? How many watts will its take? And will it be on Strava? Steve Abraham will attempt to cycle more than 75,000 miles in 2015 in order to break Tommy Godwin’s record … Continue reading

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Cycling in 2014 Part 1

With over 10,000 kms completed this year in 200 rides, The Wattmeister is in a good position to look back at some highs and lows of cycling in 2014. January kicked off with the Poor Student audax 206 kms in … Continue reading

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Winter Miles Count Double

Muswell Hill Peloton has seen some absenteeism over the past couple of weeks due to inclement weather, illness, booze and  various other distractions. However, on this Sunday morning, the regular group of BigMig, The WineGumKid, Gray Goliath, Killer and The … Continue reading

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