Monthly Archives: September 2015

Suffering on SuperBagnères

The ski resort of Superbagnères sits atop the Pic d’Aspe and the Grand Hotel holds a commanding view down the valley to the northern end of the Pyrenees. It is perched 1123 metres high above the town of Luchon be … Continue reading

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The Wattmutt Speaks Out

Hi all, this is The Wattmutt. I have managed to purloin (great word for a dog. eh?) the deluded old fool’s computer while he struts about in his Muswell Hill Peloton bibshorts. He says that I stink, but it must … Continue reading

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Battling On

Despite the joint indifference of The Wattmeisterin and The bearded Wattmutt regarding our aged hero’s cycling endeavours, the show must go on. To wit, the Wattmobile and entourage are now based near the ancient town of Ainsa in northern Aragon. … Continue reading

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Apathy in the Pyrenees

The Wattmobile continues its journey southwards in search of some elusive sunshine. Mobbed by fans in Mimizan-Plage, after claiming yet another Strava KOM on Foret Mimizan, The Wattmeisterin and The Wattmutt decided to steal away in the dead of night, … Continue reading

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Pain au Raisins

There are some great cycling websites, Climbbybike which rate climbs by difficulty  on a star system. The Wattmeister has developed a system based on the number of Pain au Raisins he needs to refuel, before, during and after a climb. Mortirolo … Continue reading

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Jonny Wilkinson…Diplomat

On the eve of the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup, The Wattmeister finds himself in an Aldi supermarket on the edge of Vivonne, a small town in the Poitou-Charentes département of France. The Wattmeisterin does not bat an eyelid when … Continue reading

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Travels in France

Hopelessly addicted to rillettes, The Wattmeister sailed from Newhaven to Dieppe in order to stock up on the delicacy. The Captain of the ferry, the Cote d’ Albatre, claimed to have participated in the French version of Mastermind, choosing as … Continue reading

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Jef Schils Memorial Race Colchester

After being boxed in by former Belgian bike racer Wolf in the run up to Saturday morning’s Regents Park sprint, it was fitting that The Wattmeister should spend the Sunday commentating on a bike race named in the memory of … Continue reading

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Crop Circles and other Phenomena

Briefly. During the night some writing appeared on the road outside the Wattmeister Estate. There are a number of conflicting theories in circulation as to the provenance of the script. It is the work of a fan, perhaps LionKing, Slayer … Continue reading

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