Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sir Peter O’Sullevan the Voice of Racing.

Back in the day we were brought up on a sporting diet of cricket in the summer and football and rugby in the winter. Each sport had their commentators….cricket was blessed with the statistics, musings and distractions of Richie Benaud, … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to Le Tour 2016

After the twin and consecutive emotional rollercoasters of crewing on RAAM solo for Shusanah in June, and then following each televised pedal stroke of Tour de France in July, The Wattmeister is an empty shell. Shu’s successful completion of RAAM … Continue reading

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3 Minutes to Happiness

No scoundrels, it’s not what you think! The gym have instigated a 3 minute aerobic power test on the Wattbike. This has generated a lot of interest from the in-house trainers and some of the keener members. A leaderboard with … Continue reading

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No Excuses and Power Data Published

Alas, the all-defining Muswell Hill Peloton sprint at Regent Park each Saturday has spawned a proliferation of excuses from the leading contenders. Here are a few examples: 1) ….I got sunstroke at Lords, (or, maybe Lourdes). 2) ….there was a … Continue reading

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Tour de France Stage 13…New Jersey

The Wattmeister is not so sure that Peter Sagan is a ‘good thing’ for today’s stage 13 to Rodez. His team Tinkoff Saxo will be trying to conserve energy for the Alps in order to protect Contador and are unlikely … Continue reading

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Hacked by NASA?

Following on from the recent furore surrounding the alleged hacking of Chris Froome’s power data, The Wattmeister has installed an encryption device on his own laptop (and typewriter for good luck), in order to deter potential hackers who could be … Continue reading

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Bastille Day and the First Mountain Stage

After 9 stages of the Tour, some of the leading GC contenders have fared better than others regarding their overall position. As we approach the first big mountaintop finish on the Col de Soudet at Pierre-Saint-Martin in the Pyrenees, the … Continue reading

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Rude Awakening with Muswell Hill Peloton in RP

A month off the bike, in fact a suspension of all forms of exercise, has allowed the mature sprinter’s body to recover from the rigours of prolonged training over the Winter and Spring seasons. Only enjoyable memories remain of the … Continue reading

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Tour de France…Stage 7

Today’s stage looks to show respect to “the oldest bike race”, namely the 1223 km Paris-Brest-Paris. Nowadays, PBP is an amateur affair which is held every four years and attracts a field of around 5,000 riders from over 30 countries. … Continue reading

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Wimbledon (It’s Not All Cycling Here)

In his youth, The Wattmeister was an avid tennis player, almost reaching county level (Rutland). He possessed a service measured in 1972 at approximately 140 m.p.h by a then state of the art Casio digital stopwatch, ¬†which was only surpassed … Continue reading

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July 4th in Delaware

The Wattmeister’s participation in the Tour has been prevented by an outbreak of Baroudeur’s Bottom, a painful affliction which strikes the indefatigable solo breakaway rider. The condition last flared up in 2010 at the Tour of Tyttenhanger. There is no … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

It has been a while. After 12 days in the front seat of a Dodge Caravan, The Wattmeister’s quads have atrophied, his hamstrings are taut as piano wire and his glutes refuse to cooperate with muscles and tendons both North … Continue reading

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