crankpunk on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, featured in Action Asia magazine

Have I told you just how amazing the Mongolia Bike Challenge is? If it's not on your New Year Resolution list to get entered then I might have to disown you. And if you are interested you can contact me, I have a special offer whereby you can get some euros off the entry price. … Continue reading crankpunk on the Mongolia Bike Challenge, featured in Action Asia magazine

crankpunk’s 2014: ‘swollen’ is the word

It's been quite a year here at crankpunk.com, quite a mad, mad 363 days and counting. The website has gone from strength to strength thanks largely to a bunch of angry Americans flipping out every time they hear the Holy Trinity (Lance, Levi & George) getting called out. I never go chasing numbers but I … Continue reading crankpunk’s 2014: ‘swollen’ is the word

Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Chris Hodgson

I started working with Chris Hodgson, 47, from the UK after he contacted me with regards to getting ready for the 2014 Mongolia Bike Challenge, of which I had just been announced as the official coach. We started in March and had a good 6 months to prepare. Here is his testimonial with regards to … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Chris Hodgson

crankpunk on the Mongolia Bike Challenge website: Over 40 & Fit as F**k!

As the official coach of the 2014 GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge I write articles for their site from time to time, and here's one I re-edited and have currently up there on the MBC site. It's about how old duffers like me (your friendly neighbourhood crankpunk was 42 last week) can get strong, stay strong … Continue reading crankpunk on the Mongolia Bike Challenge website: Over 40 & Fit as F**k!

Kaizen & The Anchor: staying focused through a season

this article originally appeared on the GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge website.   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 … Continue reading Kaizen & The Anchor: staying focused through a season

Mongolia Bike Challenge – Tales from the Knobbly Side pt 1

this race report was supposed to be on VeloNews.com but they seem to have forgotten about it, so here it is for your reading pleasure, or not, as the case may be. this is not the 2nd part of 'the skinny' - this is just the racing part stuff. cheers! _________________________________   Day 1: 120km, … Continue reading Mongolia Bike Challenge – Tales from the Knobbly Side pt 1

the Mongolia Bike Challenge

here's a beautifully shot little film all about the 2012 Mongolia Bike Challenge, an MTB race that traverses the wild and often spectacular landscape that once was home to the formidable Ghengis Khan. next year crankpunk will be hauling flesh over the rutted grasslands and sleeping in a yurt under a canopy of stars too, … Continue reading the Mongolia Bike Challenge