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LEL 2017, Day 5, Louth to Loughton, 250 kms

Having been reunited with Ben and Alex, we set about showering, eating and kitting ourselves out in spanking clean, DRY clobber from the drop bags before taking 4 hours sleep. The control kitchen at Louth had got its act together compared … Continue reading

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LEL 2017, Day 3, Brampton to Brampton 302 kms

It IS possible to function on just 4 hours of solid sleep. The volunteers at Brampton had constructed a good system for allocating (air)beds and for waking  riders at allotted times. We, perhaps 200 of us, shared the school hall. There … Continue reading

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LEL 2017, Day 2 Louth to Brampton 312 kms.

And so, cleaner, dryer but alas hungrier than the previous night…the control kitchen had spectacularly failed on food provision… Baking Ben, Saville Row Alex and The Wattmeister set off for Pocklington, control town number 4 in the Vale of York. … Continue reading

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London-Edinburgh-London 2017…setting the scene

LEL 2017 can only take place due to the phenomenal efforts of the organisers and volunteers who make it happen. To them, we the riders, are indebted for their time, patience and support. Thank you one and all. The Muswell … 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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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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