Monthly Archives: May 2016

Let the Good Times Roll (Briefly)

It has been a good week for the grotesque abnormality that is The Wattmeister’s vanity. For months on end, it has been starved of tasty sweetmeats as the inevitable passing of seconds, minutes, hours and days chip away at the mind, … Continue reading

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RAAM Gets Under Your Skin, Part 2

Only eighteen days to go until RAAM solo 2016 begins. The road from Prescott Arizona leads to the Alpine town of Jerome via the serpentine switchbacks of Mingus Mountain. Alas, the early morning ascent followed by a spectacular drop down … Continue reading

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Interview with a Baroudeur

Edited version of a private ‘question and answer’ interview with one of Muswell Hill Peloton’s founding members. What exactly is a “baroudeur”? The Wattmeister: in a cycling context, ‘baroudeur’ means an attacking, punchy rider. Someone who will always attempt to initiate a move, … Continue reading

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Whodunnit? (The Pigeons)

The latest news from  Wattmeister Towers concerns an educational narrative between Wattmeisterling Numero Uno and her illustrious father. The purpose of this narrative is to introduce great names from cycling’s past into casual conversation in order that the daughter can … Continue reading

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RAAM Gets Under Your Skin

Spring, the season of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation, has commandeered The Wattmeister’s thoughts. Walking on lush tracks once again dripping with hawthorn blossom and caressed by willowy cow parsley, the olfactory system assaulted by wild and sensual aromas, has precipitated … Continue reading

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The Wattmeister’s Best Friend

Almost ten years has passed since The Wattmutt, (in puppy times known as the Wattmuttlet), joined the team as an apprentice security guard dog. Chosen to match the colour of the carpet, she has proven to be exceptionally vigilant in … Continue reading

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Mythical Beasts

The Wattmeister is fascinated by the possibility that the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, Bigfoot and Yeti thrive in the hidden and undiscovered  folds of this wonderful planet. Solid photographic evidence provided by someone as credible as one of Muswell Hill Peloton’s recent Paris-Roubaix sportive … Continue reading

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National Holiday

A National Holiday has been decreed in the sovereign state of WattmeisterLand. No, it has nothing to do with the fact that The Wattmeisterin has departed for the rain in Spain, nor has Sadiq Khan’s election as the new Mayor … Continue reading

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Cipo, Il Falco e Bontempini

Thursday 5th May 2016. London bathed in glorious warm sunshine for the mayoral election. But, from a cycling perspective, the big news was the visit of retired superstar Mario Cipollini who led a social ride around Regents Park, accompanied by Paolo … Continue reading

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Men in Lycra at the Menin Gate

For The Wattmeister, cycling is not all about harvesting Strava KOMs (*more news on this subject to follow), nor is it about making futile solo breakaways into a headwind, (**more news on this subject to follow). A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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