Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bikeless in Holland–An Oxymoron

Having hung up his cleats for 2015, The Wattmeister finds himself in Leidschendam which is situated on the outskirts of The Hague in Holland. Bikeless, the days between Christmas and New Year are a difficult time for the semi-professional, Half-Jewish, … Continue reading

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Great Rides of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, here is a  look back over some of The Wattmeister’s memorable cycling experiences of the past year 1)January 3rd 2015….The Poor Student 205 kms Audax Otherwise known as Frozen to the Core https://www.strava.com/activities/236296550 2) … Continue reading

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Maintaining Form (whilst being seen to party)

Here follows a slightly convoluted broadcast on behalf of The Wattmeister. The senior athlete needs to show good discipline over the Christmas period in order to avoid losing form and condition. At the same time, one does not wish to … Continue reading

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At the Drop of a Hat

Wattmeister Towers on Christmas Day is no different to millions of households across the country. Activity will be naturally focussed on the kitchen, as the festive meal is lovingly prepared with great attention to detail. The Wattmenu will be an … Continue reading

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Sports Personality 2015

Surely there has been a mistake, an oversight, a clerical error? The Wattmeister does not appear on the list of contenders for the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Award, despite a slew of Personal Bests on Strava, and a … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks

The Wattmeister is currently on a prolonged sabbatical from full time employment. He awaits the perfect opening with which to simultaneously hone his cycling skills, and earn the mazouma to keep The Wattmeisterin, the two Wattmeisterlings and the Wattmutt in … Continue reading

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Almost a Billion Seconds

Today, December 15th 2015, The Wattmeister and  Wattmeisterin have been betrothed for 850,990,400 seconds (and counting fast). It is a long time. Fortunately, his mother-in-law saw some potential in the embryonic sprinter-cum-baroudeur and allowed the nuptials to take place. The … Continue reading

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Cutting the Mustard

The Muswell Hill Peloton Christmas party, held this year in the splendidly cosy surroundings of the Muswell Hill Bowling Club clubhouse was a well attended affair. Among the august gathering photographed on the fading red carpet were: The LionKing, Doc, Delboy, … Continue reading

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Abii, Conscendens Iungeris Victus. (I went, I climbed, I was conquered).

Wednesday 9th December 2015. A beautiful dry and sunny day for cycling in the Surrey Hills, with less wind than in previous days. The 90kms route was engineered by Faustino, one of the all time greats in the over 55 … Continue reading

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Hair and Eating Out

An invitation to dine at the home of one of Muswell Hill’s leading comedy scriptwriters was gratefully received by The Wattmeister and The Wattmeisterin. There really is nothing quite like free food and drink to both boost the ‘feelgood factor’, … Continue reading

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Spread a Little Love (some swearing)

The Wattmeister is the most placid of baroudeurs. Today for example, while he was stationary at a pelican crossing in Muswell Hill Broadway,(possibly the most dangerous place in the universe to be a cyclist), a car reversed into the rear wheel … Continue reading

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Cups Overfloweth

It has been a busy weekend. Fortunately for The Wattmeister, a new DIY store has opened in Muswell Hill which enabled him to purchase a  tin of locally sourced Brasso metal polish which has kept him occupied over the Sabbath. … Continue reading

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