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Muswell Hill Peloton Q&A

Doc is one of MHP’s founding fathers. His palmarés is extensive having participated in some of the world’s most gruelling cycle sportives and lived to tell the tale in his own inimitable style. Cycling is not his only forte, he was … Continue reading

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The Swank of the Crank

“Look at my shiny teeth”, announced The Big Ring to no one in particular, “all 53 of them…I’m so strong”. The Little Ring let out a barely audible creak. He was bolted to The Big Ring, on the inside, always … Continue reading

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Muswell Hill Peloton Q&A.

Our first interview is with the rider formerly known as Sloe (sic) Bethan. Fiercely proud of her Welsh heritage, she has cycled to a high level in international events (one time over 1300 metres),  and wears her Muswell Hill Peloton … Continue reading

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Three Score Update

A slew of riders from Muswell Hill Peloton are careering towards their 60th birthday celebrations. Old Grey Socks, Dick the Miller, Faustino S, Iron Mike, The Wattmeister and Big Mig will all be visiting “treble top” within the next eighteen … Continue reading

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Early Morning in the Gym

Spring is in the air. Fragrant strains of lilac, clematis and belle etoile tease the olfactory senses. The mornings are light once again. Resisting the temptation to ride to the exclusion of all other activities, The Wattmeister complements his frequent … Continue reading

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Tim’s Template

A bit of context. Back in 2002 when The Wattmeister was a fledgling long distance cyclist….a raw novice, barely out of the plimsolls and scarf school of sartorial elegance, he entered his second 400 kms audax. Some lessons had been … Continue reading

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The Personal Stylist

It happened all of a sudden. The Wattmeister had taken great care to balance the weight of the daily supplies between two Sainsbury’s ‘bags for life’.  The negotiations regarding the purchase of these bags were as complicated and protracted as … Continue reading

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The Comeback….part 2

Nowadays it is quite a task to make a booking with the GP. Decades ago, in the tupperware party era, before amphetamines and alcohol had been replaced in the peloton by triamcinolone and EPO, the process seemed much easier. On … Continue reading

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The Comeback… part 1

Shrill whispers in the peloton, “….The Wattmeister is finished…a has-been…a never-was…can’t sprint for toffee…too fat to climb…as aerodynamic as a fridge freezer…”, and worst of all, “..what is Paris-Brest-Paris anyway?” During January and Febraury, post Saturday Regents Park club gatherings in … Continue reading

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Omloop het Nieuwsblad 2017…Betting Tip

Do not be put off by the title. The Omloop, formerly known as Het Volk, signals the start of the Belgian cobbled classics season….and this race has been won by stellar performers such as Herman van Springel, Roger de Vlaeminck, … Continue reading

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New Horizons

After an hiatus of nearly three years, The Wattmeister is on the point of embarking on a new career path with his  brand…The Impersonal Trainer. Over the years, as a permanent and inconspicuously aerodynamic fixture on the gym’s wattbike,  he has … Continue reading

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Within the Rules

Muswell Hill Peloton’s recent Saturday morning outings around Regents Park have taken place without The Wattmeister’s attendance. In the interim, Iron Mike, Dingle Dave, Long Tom and The Lion King have been carving up the sprint honours. Alas, he has … Continue reading

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