Tag Archives: Regents Park

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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Scientific Visualisation

The most fierce competition within the ranks of Muswell Hill Peloton is Saturday morning’s over 50s sprint in Regents Park. No quarter is given nor asked for by the super-veterans as they battle for weekly bragging rights in a vain … Continue reading

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Regents Park

The Wattmeister’s weakness for neat Prosecco surfaced again. He drank a lot on Friday evening, went to bed late and woke up earlier than is right. Pulled on his ‘deckchair print’ lycra, did the double, squeezed in a quick espresso … Continue reading

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Let the Good Times Roll (Briefly)

It has been a good week for the grotesque abnormality that is The Wattmeister’s vanity. For months on end, it has been starved of tasty sweetmeats as the inevitable passing of seconds, minutes, hours and days chip away at the mind, … Continue reading

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Who’s the Boss?

“Who’s the boss in this house?!”…. cries The Wattmeister glancing forlornly towards The Wattmutt for support. “If you have to ask…..”, retorts The Wattmeisterin. But, it’s a quadruple double bluff from the canny old Wattmeister, now she really thinks she’s … Continue reading

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Friday Evening…Sprinters Prepare.

Tomorrow morning  the weekly Muswell Hill Peloton six and three quarter lap session will be played out in Regents Park. Wolf, Lion King and The Wattmeister have already stated their intention to be present. Maybe Iron Mike, who has been … Continue reading

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Reunited with the Peloton and Riding Clean

Saturday morning saw The Wattmeister’s comeback at Regents Park with Muswell Hill Peloton and despite a less than triumphal return to the fold, the company of LionKing, Long Tom, RaphaPaul, Boudicca, BigMig, Rapid Ben et al helped to soothe the … Continue reading

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Post PBP Shenanigans

On this Bank Holiday Saturday, The Wattmeister needed the assistance of a persistent alarm clock to rouse him from a dark cave of slumber in order to participate in Muswell Hill Peloton’s weekly lactic burn around Regents Park. Nowadays, the … Continue reading

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Rude Awakening with Muswell Hill Peloton in RP

A month off the bike, in fact a suspension of all forms of exercise, has allowed the mature sprinter’s body to recover from the rigours of prolonged training over the Winter and Spring seasons. Only enjoyable memories remain of the … Continue reading

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Charge of the Carbon Brigade….Saturday Morning, Regents Park.

A confession: after last week’s abandoned Category 4 25 lap race around the mile long circuit of  the Olympic Velopark, The Wattmeister had resigned himself to the idea that perhaps his best days on the bike were behind him. After a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Laps

Romance is alive and well, but there is a time and place for everything. Some of Muswell Hill Peloton’s finest riders showed their dedication (to cycling) by turning up for the usual Saturday morning laps in Regents Park. Iron Mike, … Continue reading

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Saturday morning from The Wattmeister’s perspective.

The Cast: Big Mig, Doc, Gav, Iron Mike, Judge, Lion King, Pistol Pete, Rapha Paul, Rapid Ben, Slayer, The Wattmeister, Wolf, Young Geoff. Location: Muswell Hill/Regents Park/Swains Lane/Muswell Hill. Conditions: Misty, murky, still, damp, ominous. Arriving late, due to an … Continue reading

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