Tag Archives: Paris-Brest-Paris

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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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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Kingston Wheelers Wye Wander 600 (+16)

The final qualifying ride for Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 616kms. For the Muswell Hill Peloton squad, a fickle bunch of timewasters, this was going to be a tough ride due to the fact that 3 out of the 4 riders insisted on … Continue reading

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Back to the Smoke 412 kms

As coordinator of Muswell Hill Peloton’s crack Paris-Brest-Paris squad, The Wattmeister was attracted to this ride by the title, which suggests getting away from the increasingly tedious Smoke, and the fact that it was a linear 400 km ride. Accompanied … Continue reading

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The Willy Warmer 2019

Named mischievously for the bike club, Willesden CC, which organises this 200 km audax ride, for many aspirants it heralds the start of the 2019 Paris-Brest-Paris qualification series. The Wattmeister was accompanied on this auspicious adventure by the redoubtable  Bethan Lloyd, … Continue reading

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A Special Auction

Big opportunity for someone. Up for auction. Original Paris-Brest-Paris jersey from 2003 as worn by The Wattmeister. Only used for 1223 kms or 89 hours and 40 minutes. Auction to take place in The Wattmeister’s cellar. Tickets ONLY £50. Q … Continue reading

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A Question of Percentages

Imagine the tranquil scene…Pistol, Madame Shotgun, and the two Pistolettes are seated in the conservatory of Think Like An Aussie Mansion together with The Wattmeister, The Wattmeisterin and The Wattmutt. Innocent question from Pistol to The Wattmeister, “How many klicks … 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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The Wattmutt Speaks Out

Hi all, this is The Wattmutt. I have managed to purloin (great word for a dog. eh?) the deluded old fool’s computer while he struts about in his Muswell Hill Peloton bibshorts. He says that I stink, but it must … Continue reading

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Sneaking Out and Back In.

Damn the paparazzi….permanently camped outside Wattmeister Towers in the hope of stealing a photograph of The Wattmeister in his brand new Paris-Brest-Paris jersey (short-sleeved). Yesterday, he had to sneak out in disguise at the crack of dawn, wearing the polka dot … 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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