Cheers to VeloNews.com and Neal Rogers for allowing me to get a report on the 2014 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge up there. Click the image below to access the article, thanks!
hot diggety. back in the most amazing place i've ever had the privilege to go to. Mongolia. this place gets inside you. it's the world before we came along and f*&%ed it all up. no fences, no walls, just kilometer after kilometer of nothing and everything. 78 other folk and myself will be lining up … Continue reading cranpunking at the Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge ’14
by crankpunk. this article was originally slated to appear in one of the leading MTB magazines but due to issues with images, it never saw the light of day. bit gutted about that. anyway, here it is. all images by Erik Peterson. He was the last to arrive, bedraggled and leathered, haggard and weathered, skin … Continue reading The Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge 2013: An Epic
Ulan Baatar, Mongolia, my 4th day in the country, three days before race start... Proper Gonzo... ‘leave the apartment door locked,’ read the text from the owner in the morning. ‘we overbooked, I think an angry person will come today.’ 'huh', I thought. that is not good. in any case I was heading out to … Continue reading the skinny on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, part 2
ah, found em! MBC: Tales from the Knobbly Side, Part 2 Day 3: 53km, elevation unknown Rumors round the dinner tent of rain and dropping temperatures brought a sense of dread to the competitors of the 2013 Mongolia MTB Challenge, as ahead of us the next day lay 148km of slog through rivers … Continue reading Mongolia Bike Challenge: Days 3 & 4
*day 3 & 4 seem to have escaped my computer, apologies...! straight to Stage 5 then... Day 5: 90km, 1,655m elevation The mornings! Man, they’re killing me, the alarm goes off and the eyes open in gluey slow-mo, stuck together with some kind of primordial substance that ekes itself out of your marrow, squeezed out … Continue reading Mongiolia Bike Challenge: Tales from the Knobbly Side pt 2
it started with a chinese man feeling my penis and ended with a search for drugs through my luggage. in between there was illness, near-hypothermia, food poisoning, a few punches to the face and a death threat, zero romance and a whole lotta pain. what did i take from all this? that i am a … Continue reading the skinny on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, part 1
yup, i shall be in the wilds of Mongolia with only intermittent internet connection from the 31st of august til the 8th of September. how awesome is that? seriously though, it will be a nice break. all i will have to concentrate on is this mammoth b***h of a race that is looking ahead of … Continue reading crankpunk is outta here, but catch me on VeloNews
i'm so excited i think i might wet my pants. Thursday today, i've a to-do list for my to-do list, i've that much stuff to plow through before i take off tomorrow to Singapore to take part in the National Champs there. i missed them last year due to a race somewhere but i won … Continue reading Singapore National Champs & then MONGOLIA!