Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Day Off…As If

Oh, the excitement of a micro adventure. Wattmeisterin and husband decided to eschew the delights of the capital and head out to Dunstable for a teeny weeny break in the WattVan. To make up for the omission of bicycles, The … Continue reading

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Next Comeback Race

Fresh* from two comeback races, The Wattmeister is now looking forward to the next challenge, something that is better suited to his unique strengths, namely a stage race. Having spent many hours searching the British Cycling Federation’s website, Loot (good … Continue reading

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Vanity Crumbles in the Face of Reality

Above is a photo of The Wattmeister’s choice of bike for his second comeback race. Organised by Hackney CC , the race took place on tarmac at the Olympic Velopark. Alas, a bling looking bike doesn’t guarantee a good placing. … Continue reading

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A Life’s Passage

Forgive me if this piece is ragged and confused. The words will tumble out, borne of a strange intensity. Time is running out. Uncle Bobby was buried today, one day short of his 94th birthday. He never suffered and, typical … Continue reading

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Steel Beauty

The Wattmeister is currently bewitched by his lovely steel bike and is unable to write up the events of the weekend, suffice to say that the sprints did not all go according to plan. Never mind, although time in general … Continue reading

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Countdown to Saturday Regents Park

The guard dog at Wattmeister Estate, known as Crackmeister, has been entrusted with a new job. In the absence of Slayer, Iron Mike, DingleDave and Mark Cavendish, The Wattmeister seems to have an outstanding chance of conceding many years to … Continue reading

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No Secrets to a Successful Diet

After yesterday’s blog, The Wattmeister has been inundated with requests for more information regarding…” the secrets of his success…”, “…the secrets of his diet…” and so on. He would like to make it clear that there are no secrets, no … Continue reading

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A Brief Spring Message

It has come to the attention of The Wattmeister that many Strava segments in North London and Hertfordshire have fallen to the under 55 age group. Here is a message from WattmeisterWorld: “Do not despair. The Wattmeister has been busy … Continue reading

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303 Kilometres in the Big Ring

Saturday 11th April 2015… a landmark day in British sport. Tony McCoy’s last ever ride in The Grand National, Oxford whitewash in the Men’s and Women’s boat races, and The Wattmeister notches up his 100th career sprint victory in the … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Race

Picture the scene. Manningtree Station at midnight plus one minute on Saturday 11th April 2015. The Wattmeister, SavilleRow, Pistol and Doc from Muswell Hill Peloton, plus guest rider Ben J will be setting off on a 300 kilometre odyssey with … Continue reading

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Drained by Flanders and all the Other Epics

The Wattmeister had to be cut out of his sofa on Sunday evening having simultaneously put on several kilos and lost all muscle definition after watching a month’s worth of televised cycle racing. Starting with a riveting edition of Omloop; … Continue reading

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Belgian Bus Buzzes Tandem

Beware the driver of the Number 5 bus who drives the route between Nisramont and Nadrin on Good Friday at around 12.30 p.m. The Wattmeister, accompanied by Wattmeisterling Numero Uno on the Circe tandem, experienced a near death experience as … Continue reading

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