Monthly Archives: June 2015

Scrambled Segments

Much is happening on many levels in the days leading up to the start of RAAM. The Wattmeister has partitioned his brain into segments to accommodate this activity (and naturally has all the KOMs). There is a ‘practical’ segment which … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Midnight

A few clichés ahead of RAAM: everything is bigger in the USA.  The Wattmeister’s bed in the ‘Napolean’ suite is so huge that it has its own Strava segment. Title of The Wattmeister’s new novel: Lost in Walmart. Today, the … Continue reading

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RAAM—-Shusanah’s Big Adventure

In a few hours, The Wattmeister will be seated in a big metal bird which will fly over the Atlantic Ocean, across the vast expanse of Canada and the USA before swooping down south and west to land at San … Continue reading

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Some Shocking Camera Work

What a weekend for cycling. The Tour of Cambridge closed road sportive. MHP’s supervet Iron Mike averages 37.7 kms per hour over 133 kms of closed roads. The rest of the peloton all ride with great credit. The Wattmeister records … Continue reading

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Blitz and Pieces

After Friday’s testing 140 km ride into a headwind, naturellement Le Wattmeister slept like Rip Van Winkel (3 times winner of Paris-Roubaix-Paris). At cock’s crow, he bounded out of his horsehair filled palliasse and kitted up for the weekly Saturday Morning … Continue reading

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Race Across America (RAAM) Solo Finisher’s Jersey

Fact: no British woman has earned the right to wear a RAAM solo finisher’s jersey. More British women have rocketed to space, reached the summit of Mount Everest or been elected Prime Minister. In 2014, Shusanah Pillinger from St. Albans … Continue reading

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Daydreams and Merckx

Having missed the weekly Sunday morning Muswell Hill Peloton ride, The Wattmeister was chomping at the bit. A surplus of minor denomination watts had secreted themselves down the back of the sofa with several pre-decimal coins. Time for a visit … Continue reading

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