Monthly Archives: March 2016

The W4 of Higham Road

  Angry red metal box Barrelling down the strip An unstoppable piston Filling the space Between narrow houses In permanent face-off. Leaning in from either side Of pitted tarmac Swollen with bumps, Shored up by parked cars. The W4 of … Continue reading

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Young Paul RIP

One way or another, events of the past week have shaken The Wattmeister’s normally pragmatic stance regarding kismet and preordination. In another life, TW ran a bicycle shop with his friend, Paul Gage. Young Paul loved cycling, the history of … Continue reading

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review…Summary

The Wattmeister has discovered that the very top of Muswell Hill is well populated with eateries providing substantial Full English Breakfasts, fourteen in total What constitutes a Full English?  Like many things, the meal has evolved since The Wattmeister first wore the … Continue reading

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Emerging Talent

Looking to the future, Muswell Hill Peloton have a progressive attitude to encouraging young talent. Inspired by the annual renewal of the big Spring Classic races, (yesterday saw a cagey edition of MIlan-San-Remo), The Wattmeister has been surveying the ranks … Continue reading

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review, Part 14.

For the final review of this casual, unaccredited series of calorie accumulating exercises, (such a flagrant and contradictory use of the word), The Wattmeister paid a visit to Côte Brasserie which is sited on the very same parade of shops … Continue reading

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review, Part 13

The penultimate review of this enjoyable research took place al fresco at Ciro’s Café in the Grove, which is not situated on The Broadway, but in a small park called The Grove which is a very short stroll from the … Continue reading

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Governance and The Muswell Hill Peloton

How can the general public be reassured that systematic doping is not prevalent in the veteran ranks of The Muswell Hill Peloton? Rest assured, that The Wattmeister does everything in his power to educate and inform his fellow riders in … Continue reading

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review, Part 12.

Once upon a time, The Wattmeister used to write about cycling, with particular reference to the great characters of The Muswell Hill Peloton. For these pieces, Google analytics recorded a modest following…mostly friends, relatives and accidental hits. When he started … Continue reading

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review, Part 11.

Buoyed by the feeling of satisfaction that comes from performing an important public service, whilst simultaneously filling one’s stomach, The Wattmeister and his growing entourage of soigneurs and domestiques determined to visit Cilicia Mediterranean Café and Restaurant which is situated on … Continue reading

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Just Chuck It Over the Fence

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review, Part 10.

Carluccio’s is situated in the very heart of Muswell Hill’s burgeoning, vibrant Full English Breakfast scene. As mentioned before, the parade of shops opposite Poundland and the Post Office is teeming with refuelling opportunities for the famished ultracyclist. The establishment … Continue reading

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The Great Muswell Hill Full English Breakfast Review, Part 9.

Having taken on approximately 12,000 extra calories, so far, in his selfless search for Muswell Hill’s best value Full English Breakfast, The Wattmeister’s lycra was at stretching point. Some serious cycling would have to be done to burn off these … Continue reading

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