Tag Archives: strava

Muswell Hill Peloton Q&A.

Our first interview is with the rider formerly known as Sloe (sic) Bethan. Fiercely proud of her Welsh heritage, she has cycled to a high level in international events (one time over 1300 metres),  and wears her Muswell Hill Peloton … Continue reading

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Pre-inauguration Survival Checklist

It takes on to know one….so the saying goes. To wit The Wattmeister is convinced that Donald Trump is a nutcase (there are more out than in). Therefore, on the day before the syrup’s* inauguration, and in the event that his … Continue reading

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The Price of Kale

One of the reasons that The Wattmeister has managed stay near the top of the Strava leaderboards (age related) is because, apart from his weakness for jam doughnuts, he watches what he eats. Food which is high in vitamin and … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 9.

Apocalyptic, menacing, adverse, challenging….these are some adjectives used to describe the weather on the road to yesterday’s mountaintop finish at Andorra Arcalis. A select group of saturated GC contenders rode over the line together, some six minutes behind Dutchman Tom Dumoulin. … Continue reading

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Tour de France Diary, Stage 4.

The Wattmeister continues to monitor each and every pedal stroke of the Tour from the unique comfort of the Wattmobile so that you are free to go about your daily productivity. The longest stage of the tour means plenty of … 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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Interview with a Baroudeur

Edited version of a private ‘question and answer’ interview with one of Muswell Hill Peloton’s founding members. What exactly is a “baroudeur”? The Wattmeister: in a cycling context, ‘baroudeur’ means an attacking, punchy rider. Someone who will always attempt to initiate a move, … Continue reading

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Men in Lycra at the Menin Gate

For The Wattmeister, cycling is not all about harvesting Strava KOMs (*more news on this subject to follow), nor is it about making futile solo breakaways into a headwind, (**more news on this subject to follow). A couple of weeks … 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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Sports Personality 2015

Surely there has been a mistake, an oversight, a clerical error? The Wattmeister does not appear on the list of contenders for the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Award, despite a slew of Personal Bests on Strava, and a … Continue reading

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Rolling Strong

Sunday 22nd November. We have been made to wait longer than usual for our first proper Sunday winter ride. The overnight temperature in London averaged minus 1 degree Celsius, a massive drop of 13 degrees over the preceding Sunday. Over … Continue reading

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