Monthly Archives: March 2015

Wiggins and Roubaix

Some professional commentators have expressed their opinions as to whether Sir Bradley Wiggins will win Paris-Roubaix on Sunday April 12th. Luca Paolini of the Katusha Team and winner of a most enthralling and challenging edition of Gent Wevelgem on Sunday … Continue reading

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Powerhouses of the Peloton in Gent Wevelgem

What a race! Take a bow these riders who battled heavy rain and strong winds in today’s edition of the semi-classic. Luca Paolini, Niki Terpstra, Geraint Thomas, Stijn Vandebergh, Sep Vanmarcke, Daniel Oss, Jurgen Roelandts and Jens Debusschere. Only 39 riders finished. All … Continue reading

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Close Encounters with a Duck

Regents Park, Saturday morning 28th March. Among those present: Lion King, Wizard, Big Mig, Slayer, Cool Hand Luke, Green Giant, Pistol, SavilleRow, Judge, Killer, DingleDave, Iron Mike, Wolf and The Wattmeister. A big group assembled for this ride. Lion King … Continue reading

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Geraint’s Big Hammer Cracks Stybar and Sagan

After a massively strong and enterprising ride in last Sunday’s Milan San Remo, Geraint Thomas brought his spectacular form all the way from the Italian coast to flaunt it on the cobbled wegen of Flanders. A big dig from G … Continue reading

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E3 Harelbeke 215kms

The list of E3 winners includes some great names from the past: Herman van Springel, Eddie Planckaert, Jan Raas, Johan Museeuw, Mario Cipollini : it is also distinguished by the giants of the present day: Cancellara, Boonen and Sagan. As … Continue reading

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Dwars door Vlaanderen

What a corking name. Quintessentially Flemish. Just try saying it out loud a few times. The only other word that springs to mind beginning with the letters ‘d’ and ‘w’ is …dweeb, which is Wattmeisterling numero uno’s pet name for … Continue reading

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Commitment and Involvement at Hillingdon

With the encouragement of Young Slayer, Iron Mike and The Wattmeister whose combined ages add up to 112, lined up for their first bike race yesterday. It was a category 4 event on the closed tarmac circuit at Hillingdon in … Continue reading

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Getting the Right Accent

The Wattmeister has just returned from a recovery training camp in Majorca with the trace of a Spanish accent, and the hint of a Contadoresque fandango on the pedals whenever the road lurches upwards. However, even as the taxi transports … Continue reading

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Technical and Mechanical Woes Cannot Spoil a Great Ride

Technical: give a cack-handed, half blind ex-super domestique a tiny tablet keyboard with predictive text and he will end up tearing the remaining hair from his cranium. Add a temperamental Garmin Bluetooth file which fails to load his record breaking … Continue reading

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The Day Before Puig Major and Sa Calobra

The Wattmeisterin is suffering from delusions of the type that afflict her celebrated husband. After  Saturday’s enjoyable pootle to Deia, she is now talking about topping Strava leaderboards, participating in training camps with loquacious half-Irish, half-Belgian pro Ronnie O’Keukeleire and … Continue reading

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Majorcan Forays

Have to keep this brief as The Wattmeister is typing on the blasted Nexus 7. Push too hard and full stops appear at random, not hard enough and nothing happens. Today he had a little ride with The Wattmeisterin from … Continue reading

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Psychic Tip for Cheltenham

According to The Wattmeister’s Cycling Trivia Calendar, today is #International Psychic Cyclist Day…..whose slogan is, “Let’s See What’s Around the Corner….Anyway”. Funnily enough, though it is probably no coincidence, while TW was grilling his cheese on toast this morning, he … Continue reading

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