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Willy Warmer 200k audax

Having missed the Poor Student 200 a couple of weeks back due to the weather being wet and cold, I was hoping to ride my first 200k… 657 more words

PBP 2015: To Go or Not to Go?

The turning of the calendar to 2015 also means the arrival of a “PBP year.” Paris-Brest-Paris, the most heralded, historic, and international of all grand randonnees now peeps its head around the corner and beckons to us randonneurs, a mere eight months away. 939 more words


New Year....New Goals and SPOTY

The last six weeks have seen a dip in The Wattmesiter’s mileage due to jury service, chest infection, Christmas and other distractions. Once again he was overlooked for a place on the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, despite… 214 more words

Suitable Bike Frame Material for Paris-Brest-Paris

When The Wattmeister packed up bike racing (after an unsuccessful 113 km solo break into a headwind in the Tour of CloudCuckooLand), tennis rackets were strung with catgut and stored in wooden presses and bicycles were made of steel. 408 more words

Why you should read Bicycle Quarterly

To understand one of the reasons you should read Bicycle Quarterly, you need to know why I quit subscribing to the New Yorker.

It wasn’t because I tired of the cartoons (I didn’t). 503 more words

Read And Roll


The decision is made.  I’ve the funds and time for one major ride next year.  I had to choose between the Hoo-Doo 500, TransAmerica, and Paris-Brest-Paris.   378 more words