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Paris-Brest-Paris 2015

Time to breath life back into the old blog! That can only mean one thing, well two actually. Firstly, that I’m planning a big ride, the journey of which is possibly worthy writing about and secondly, that the kids have backed off a little and cut Rach and I a bit of slack. 187 more words

Bike Adventures

The Randonap

Since beginning my glamorous randonneuring career in 2005, I’ve not only ridden in places I never imagined, but I’ve dozed in an assortment of spots I never before would have considered comfortable or conducive to sleeping. 373 more words


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 Again?

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