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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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It’s Not About the Bike

Thursday 3rd August. It is about 8 in the morning. The rolling hills of north west Lincolnshire…yes, hills…have been replaced by the broad expanse of the Fens for which the county is best known. The landscape offers no cover from … Continue reading

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Five Easy Fixes

When cycling, especially over long distances, mechanical misfortune can strike at any time. It is always good to be prepared, but of course it is just not possible to be prepared for all eventualities. Here are five of The Wattmeister’s favourite (patented) … Continue reading

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Epistolary correspondence

From time to time riders of the Muswell Hill Peloton turn to The Wattmeister for advice, counselling and occasionally the loan of a few watts. Often this correspondence takes place via e-mail. For example, after a particular tough Sunday ride, … Continue reading

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Wet and windy RP laps (tongue in cheek)

I will attempt to relate the story of this morning’s outing without too much self regard. :)) We met up at the shop as arranged at 06:45. On the way, I overtook Ian outside the new ‘Le Creuset’ store. He … Continue reading

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Spring in the Ardennes

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