Monthly Archives: September 2019

PBP 2019. Part 5.

Thursday 22nd August. The final stretch. The distance from Mortagne to the finish in Rambouillet, via the penultimate control at Dreux, is 122 kms. The decision was made to sleep for a mere 90 minutes in order to leave at … Continue reading

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PBP 2019. Part 4

At some stage during the qualifying series, but before the actual event, Team MHP met regularly to discuss important details like ride tactics, sleep stops, hydration and nutrition….but really the purpose of these meetings was to allow The Wattmeister to … Continue reading

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PBP 2019. Part 3

Despite an all too brief sleep at the campsite in Carhaix, 5 hours off the bike and the chance to have a shower and change into clean kit breathed new life into the crack(ed) MHP squad. Powered by Helen Budd’s … Continue reading

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PBP 2019. Part 2

The stage from Fougeres to Tinteniac is ‘only’ 54 kms. The first passage along the Boulevarde de Bliche is quite lumpy, and the riders’ resolve is tested by having to pass a Macdonalds after about 6 kms. Had there been … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2019. Part 1

Muswell Hill Peloton’s squad of five for the 19th Paris-Brest-Paris: Long Tom (steel Condor Fratello), Old Grey Socks (alu Giant 0), SavilleRowAlex (steel Casati), Bubbles (titanium Kinesis Gran Fondo ) and The Wattmeister (titanium Omega Axis). Plan A: Stage 1. … Continue reading

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