Monthly Archives: January 2016

Sprint Fixing

Hard on the heels of the much publicised betting scandal related to tennis match fixing, there is breaking news that the Union Cycliste Internationale have examined the bike of Under 23 European cyclo-cross champion Femke van den Driessche and discovered … Continue reading

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Bin It!

The Wattmeister cannot abide people who litter the streets. Sometimes his polite requests are met with abuse (forgive the pun). Here’s a short video. Bin It

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Gradients

The Wattmeister is currently held spellbound by “A Corinthian Endeavour”, an engrossing book by Paul Jones which charts the history of the esoteric world of the National Hillclimb championships, Hillclimbs Wiki. It is a magical, gripping account of changing times … Continue reading

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Delusional Diaries

It is almost one full year to the day since The Wattmeister triumphed in the weekly  Muswell Hill Peloton Saturday morning gallop around Regent’s Park. The question begs to be answered: what cosmic forces have been at work to prevent … Continue reading

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Cycling Secrets Within the Slogans

Bombarded on all sides by slogans, The Wattmeister has spent many years unraveling  the esoteric language of advertising. Convinced that these catchphrases concealed cycling related messages, he has dedicated his time NOT spent on the Strava website in translating their … Continue reading

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Meistermind….Specialist Subject

Tonight, a mid-January quiz to test your specialist knowledge on the subject of The Wattmeister. Some of the questions are extremely difficult, so subtle clues have been provided. Question 1. What is The Wattmeister’s favourite Italian food? a) Fish and chips. … Continue reading

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A Big Man’s Challenge

The mighty Gray Goliath, king of Muswell Hill Peloton’s superheavyweight division has expressed his desire to ride the  Paris-Roubaix sportive whose course includes several kilometres of fearsome, bone-jarring cobbles. In 2014, the legend that is Pistol Pete successfully completed the … Continue reading

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David Bowie…RIP

Leap back more than 40 years, The Wattmeister approaching puberty, but more interested in The Epsom Derby than girls, music, Manchester United and cycling. At school in our Tuesday lunch break, some pupils snuck out for a quick fag, others … Continue reading

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Sudden Awakenings

Imagine the scene. Six minutes past six in the morning. It is still very dark. Two worlds collide as the The Wattmeister is catapulted from slumber into a form of wakefulness by his clamorous, needy alarm clock. Confused and disorientated, … Continue reading

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Kurt Searvogel…Highest Annual Mileage

On Monday 4th January 2016, American Kurt Searvogel passed Tommy Godwin’s ‘unbreakable’ record of riding 75, 065 miles on a bicycle on consecutive 365 days. Tommy’s record has stood since 1939. That is an average of nearly 210 miles per … Continue reading

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Michelin Lithion 2 Reinforced Road Tyre Review

Since German tyre manufacturer Schwalbe replaced the excellent lightweight Ultremo Double Defence with the newer but less robust (IMO) Schwalbe One, The Wattmeister has been searching for an inexpensive pair of durable, puncture-resisant tyres to adorn his Giant TCR for … Continue reading

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A Question of Percentages

Imagine the tranquil scene…Pistol, Madame Shotgun, and the two Pistolettes are seated in the conservatory of Think Like An Aussie Mansion together with The Wattmeister, The Wattmeisterin and The Wattmutt. Innocent question from Pistol to The Wattmeister, “How many klicks … Continue reading

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