Would you fancy a 6-hour technical off-road bike race in the desert, starting at 10am? No neither would I, but luckily Crank Punk Coaching Systems' Tom Little did, and along with race partner Franck Jassaud (racing under their club name HotDogs/CycleHub), he only went and won the bloody thing, the 'thing' being the duo category … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Tom Little wins the HATTA MTB Endurance Challenge Pairs
86kg this morning. After a visit to the porcelain throne too. How did this happen? Race weight is good if 77kg - back in 2011 at the Tour of Thailand I was a Dickensian street urchin-like 74kg. The belt buckle's gone out a notch (ok ok two...), the seat of my jeans is begging for … Continue reading Ugh! Getting into shape after 10 weeks off ain’t fun
re-published by request! We all know that feeling, I’m sure, of beating ourselves up a little because of lost days of riding due to a loss of motivation, of life getting in the way of our first true love, or just a general disinterest in the goings on of the universe because every once in … Continue reading Kaizen & the Art of Staying Focused through a season
How do you go from the splurge that is a good Christmas break into some smart, sensible training that will lay a solid foundation for the new year of riding and racing? How do you get back into the groove without overtraining or wasting your time doing things you don't need? How do you utilise … Continue reading Pre-Season Training Plans: $6.99 per week on Crank Punk Coaching Systems
crankpunk was a gymrat for a good 7 years or so, serious for a couple, getting up to a ridiculous 96kg. From there I got down to 74kg at my lightest when riding for Fuji-Asia, but I do believe that the muscular strength I had as a meat head served me well as a cyclist … Continue reading Iron Deficiencies: training with weights to get stronger & faster
I've lost track of the podiums and wins that came in for Crank Punk Coaching Systems in 2014, but there were quite a few! You may remember crankpunker Tom Little taking first place in the Turn & Burn MTB XC TT race in Dubai in October. He won that one in 23:16, over a minute … Continue reading Another win for CPCS client Tom Little in Dubai!
i read about LA motorpacing Tejay and i realised that, although nothing should surprise me anymore when it comes to this kind of thing, these guys were born not only with very good 'rider DNA' but also with the capacity to be as thick as two short planks at times, and that this means that … Continue reading Tejay van Garderen reminds us all that the thing these guys do is not the same thing that we do
Michael Sagermann, a.k.a Bobby Snowballs Smith, was last spotted pedaling about in an area just north of Denver, taking scalps and Strava KOMs willy nilly. armed with deep carbon rims and some serious power thanks to Crank Punk Coaching Systems, Sagermann is considered legged and dangerous and should be approached with caution. or an espresso, … Continue reading crankpunker spotted in Denver, Colorado: punkhunt ensues
a version of this article originally appeared on the Round the Island website, which is connected to the ANZA Cycling group. _________________________________ The Big Race is coming. A week and a half to go. Time is running out as it starts very soon indeed, so you better not get training harder. Yes, I did … Continue reading how to prepare the week before that big race
(CAPITALS here are, I think, appropriate...!) I am very proud to announce that the ANZA Cycling club have chosen to accept Crank Punk Coaching Systems as their official coaching provider! ANZA is the largest club in Singapore with over 300 members and plays an active role in the local cycling scene and indeed all around … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems & ANZA Cycling club join forces!