Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sneaking Out and Back In.

Damn the paparazzi….permanently camped outside Wattmeister Towers in the hope of¬†stealing a photograph of The Wattmeister in his brand new Paris-Brest-Paris jersey (short-sleeved). Yesterday, he had to sneak out in disguise at the crack of dawn, wearing the polka dot … Continue reading

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Post PBP Shenanigans

On this Bank Holiday Saturday, The Wattmeister needed the assistance of a persistent alarm clock to rouse him from a dark cave of slumber in order to participate in Muswell Hill Peloton’s weekly lactic burn around Regents Park. Nowadays, the … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015. Final Phase 65 kms

Eschewing the opportunity to sleep in a bed for the last night….like Young SavilleRowAlex, Pistol and The Wattmeister opted for an al fresco patch of concrete near the entrance to the Dreux control, made a little more comfortable with the … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phase 6. The Third Day Tinteniac 866kms to Dreux 1165 kms.

It was difficult to calm down after the insane blast into Tinteniac, However, time constraints still existed and we needed to eat well, sleep well and organise ourselves well for the following day’s ride of 300 kms to Dreux. Pistol … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015. Phase 5 Consolidation

If there was a category for snoring on Strava, then Muswell Hill Peloton would feature near the top of the leaderboard. Pistol, a Kiwi, emerged from his tent wearing a piupiu. Queues for the showers in the control obliged The … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phase 4, Commitment. Fougeres 310kms to Carhaix 526kms.

The road to Fougeres is dotted with reminders that Stage 7 of the 2015 Tour de France finished here in July. Muswell Hill Peloton’s representatives, The Wattmeister, Pistol Pete and SavilleRowAlex had been on the road long enough for a … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phase 3

….continued It is 6 a.m on Monday morning 17th August, and we are beyond the gravitational pull of Paris. Phases 1 and 2 have been punctuated with episodes of explosive riding in big bunches, increasingly tempered by controlled judgement in … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phases 1 and 2, (the first 200 kms)

The 1200 kms ride held every four years could be viewed as a series of intertwined Episodes and Phases. Witness the debauched release of energy as wave after wave of randonneurs forge their way through the first ten kilometres of … Continue reading

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The Epitome of Style

Inspired by fellow tweeter @AnelloGrande, who from time to time posts some exquisite photographs of renowned bike racers of yesteryear, The Wattmeister discovered YouTube footage of Stage 9 from the 1995 Tour de France featuring ¬†peerless champion Miguel Indurain. The … Continue reading

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Cycling Transfer News

Team Southeast: Sprinter Alessandro Pettachi ‘AleJet’ has retired…..again. Team SKY: Sir Bradley Wiggins has also retired and Richie Porte has joined Team BMC. The Wattmeister is not foolish enough to think that Sir Dave Brailsford will be inviting him to … Continue reading

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Prudential Ride London 100

The Wattmeister was forced to follow Ride London from afar while several members of Muswell Hill Peloton carried the club flag. Slayer finished in a magnificent 346th place of 19,000 starters which in itself is unusual, as he seems to … Continue reading

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