Thursday, February 26, 2009
This site is something I’ve been subconsciously planning for quite some time. Sites like Belgium Knee Warmers, Embrocation, the Rapha Continental, and Ride Lugged have helped put me back in touch with everything I came to love about the sport of cycling. In particular, they have rekindled my fondness for the traditional, the old school, the provincial. And I can think of no better expression of these ideals than the cobblestone.
Known by many different names in many different places, the cobblestone represents all that we cyclists hold dear: simplicity, endurance, suffering, and tradition. It is the quintessential symbol of victory in one of the sport’s most legendary races. Yet, despite its varied roles in many of our sport’s grandest of tales, it is in danger of disappearing completely.
So here, I hope to create a place to celebrate and preserve one of our sport’s smallest, yet most significant of patrons. Enjoy!