Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tankmobile…The Modern Chariot

From the Latin Carrus comes cart, chariot, car and  carriage. In the olden days, chariots were driven by warriors in battle, they were used for racing and hunting. Carts belonged to peasants and merchants, they were used as a means of … Continue reading

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The Price of Kale

One of the reasons that The Wattmeister has managed stay near the top of the Strava leaderboards (age related) is because, apart from his weakness for jam doughnuts, he watches what he eats. Food which is high in vitamin and … Continue reading

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A Special Auction

Big opportunity for someone. Up for auction. Original Paris-Brest-Paris jersey from 2003 as worn by The Wattmeister. Only used for 1223 kms or 89 hours and 40 minutes. Auction to take place in The Wattmeister’s cellar. Tickets ONLY £50. Q … Continue reading

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Breakfast with the Champ

In other news, this morning saw the inaugural  “Wattmeister Breakfast Award” which has been created to celebrate Muswell Hill Peloton’s  fastest rider in the over 50s age category in The Urban Hill Climb, held this year on Swain’s Lane on … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade

In July 1975 my dad took me to the dogs at Wembley Stadium, he was a bookmaker and I was going to work for him. I was seventeen and in my last year at school. We lived in Wanstead, East … Continue reading

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The Half Brexit

The Wattmeister overheard a scrap of very important news today….the government suffered a legal setback over Brexit, which prompted some interesting soundbites from the likes of opportunist David Davis…”British people are sovereign”…(don’t tell the queen); Jeremy Corbyn..”there must be transparency and … Continue reading

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Exquisite French Climbs, Part 3

In 2011, The Wattmeister rode much of Paris-Brest-Paris with Aussie Paul. On the qualifying rides, his antipodean strength enabled him to scale the steep inclines of Hackpen Hill, Symonds Yat and the Hawkesbury Monument on MAN gears, that is to … Continue reading

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