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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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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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Great Rides of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, here is a ¬†look back over some of The Wattmeister’s memorable cycling experiences of the past year 1)January 3rd 2015….The Poor Student 205 kms Audax Otherwise known as Frozen to the Core https://www.strava.com/activities/236296550 2) … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015. Final Phase 65 kms

Eschewing the opportunity to sleep in a bed for the last night….like Young SavilleRowAlex, Pistol and The Wattmeister opted for an al fresco patch of concrete near the entrance to the Dreux control, made a little more comfortable with the … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015. Phase 5 Consolidation

If there was a category for snoring on Strava, then Muswell Hill Peloton would feature near the top of the leaderboard. Pistol, a Kiwi, emerged from his tent wearing a piupiu. Queues for the showers in the control obliged The … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phase 4, Commitment. Fougeres 310kms to Carhaix 526kms.

The road to Fougeres is dotted with reminders that Stage 7 of the 2015 Tour de France finished here in July. Muswell Hill Peloton’s representatives, The Wattmeister, Pistol Pete and SavilleRowAlex had been on the road long enough for a … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phase 3

….continued It is 6 a.m on Monday morning 17th August, and we are beyond the gravitational pull of Paris. Phases 1 and 2 have been punctuated with episodes of explosive riding in big bunches, increasingly tempered by controlled judgement in … Continue reading

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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015 Phases 1 and 2, (the first 200 kms)

The 1200 kms ride held every four years could be viewed as a series of intertwined Episodes and Phases. Witness the debauched release of energy as wave after wave of randonneurs forge their way through the first ten kilometres of … Continue reading

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Tandem Trike Trundle from Waltham Abbey to Taunton (and back)

The last couple of weekends have been spent riding Paris-Brest-Paris qualifiers. On May 9th/10th, the 400 km ride was ticked off. There followed a week of ‘Calorie Clawback’, before the 600 km ride on Saturday May 16th. Participants for the … Continue reading

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Self-Reliance, a 400 kms Ride and the “Morning After” Breakfast

Along with over 200 other riders, Doc, SavilleRowAlex, The Wattmeister and Muswell Hill Peloton guest, Benjo lined up for the start of the 414km Asparagus & Strawberries audax which departed from outside Manningtree Station at 09:00 a.m on Saturday 9th … Continue reading

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A Short Story About Paris-Brest-Paris

Back in 2003 The Wattmeister qualified for Paris-Brest-Paris on a converted mountain bike. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris%E2%80%93Brest%E2%80%93Paris Towards the finish of his 400 km qualifier, arse on fire and neck and shoulders tight as piano wire, he vowed “never again” to ride such … Continue reading

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Pre Paris-Brest-Paris Movie from 2011

  Recorded at the The Wattmeister’s expense

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