11, November 2017


I dig.     These kids in Pelarmo spend upwards of 1,300 euro pimping out their bike sound systems that can crank out 1,250 watts.…

2, November 2017

Recently retired pro Claudia Lichtenberg offers her thoughts on her recent Taiwan KOM ride

When I invited Claudia o the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2017 I must admit that though I knew of her, it took Emma Pooley to pull…

4, April 2017

Crank Punk Coaching Systems Testimonial: Tom Little

I had the pleasure to work with Tom Little, originally from the UK and now living in Dubai, for just about two years, until injuries…

13, March 2017

Day One of Our Bike Tour in Matsushima, Miyagi Ken, Japan

What a trip that was, myself and my photographer friend Paolo Penni Martelli headed over to Japan for a 4 day trip to ride aorund…

25, January 2017

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Boonen Goes Disc

I love disc brakes, I cannot lie, and it seems Tom Boonen does to, as he's announced he's racing on them this year.  Read my…

18, January 2017

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: The Joy Of The Coffee Bean

Coffee!  You gotta love it. This week's lowdown examines the love affair between cycling and the humble coffee bean. Click here to read more. 

11, January 2017

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: My Cycling Addiction

Let’s look at the facts. I do indeed have a compulsive need and use for a habit-forming substance. Thankfully that substance is not cocaine or…

21, December 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Phinney spot on about power meters

'This is what he had to say recently about power meters: “We’re in this place in the sport where it’s like ‘watts, watts, watts, go up…

14, December 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Cycling in JAPAN!

Yes, 4 weeks of riding in this amazing country ahead, here's a report and images from my first week, hosted by PEZ. Please click here…

8, December 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Cycling in Taiwan

An article here for ny weekly column on PEZ about riding in Taiwan! Hope you enjoy, click here for more.

5, December 2016

Second Wind Magazine: Get Mental To Get Better

Then we tend to head to the third stage where we “just ride”. We get into a rut, we keep doing the same thing over…

30, November 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: For The Love Of The Bike

Another article on PEZ not about doping, by me.  Maybe I'm getting soft? Well no not really, I was just moved by someoen who asked…

24, November 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Dopers Keep On Keepin' On

Sheesh, the stories keep on coming, from Basso running a development team for Trek-Segafredo to Shamcapie riding the Cape Epic.  Seems there's always a haven…

11, November 2016

Second Wind Magazine: The Beautiful Pain of the Taiwan KOM Challenge

It's been a pleasure to have worked on the Taiwan KOM Challenge these past years, and this year's was just abiut the best yet. Here…

9, November 2016

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Cyclists are hard as F**k!

Yup. Katie Archibald proves it.  Read more here.  

31, October 2016

Taiwan KOM Challenge 2016: Press Release

Taiwan KOM Challenge 2016 Press Release [All images property of the Taiwan Cyclist Federation. Feel free to use with credit given to The Taiwan KOM Challenge.…


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Peter Easton of Velo Classic Tours dropped by for a chat a few months ago, and he's just released it as a podcast. He asked me about journalists shirking their…

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LR: Eddie Gragus [former pro and US Postal rider in 1996] on Facebook said that you've ben drinking the Kool-Aid. It seems that your reputation has been tarnished as a…

1st Apr, 2015
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Scott Mercier rode as a professional cyclist between 1993 and 1997 then retired. He rode for Saturn, Levi Leipheimer's old team, from 1993 to 1996 and then had one year…

30th Mar, 2015
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It's not often a bike arrrives, gets test-ridden a couple of times then gets smashed head first into one of the hardest races on the planet, having to carry my…

15th Sep, 2015
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  Disclaimer: Velocite sponsor me, but this is a bike the earlier version of which I reviewed in 2010 and I gave that one a very similar review. As ever…

4th May, 2015
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Blessed with friends in high places because I’m usually on my knees, your friendly neighborhood crankpunk went for a ride with a friend who works in the industry and was…

18th Feb, 2015
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