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!


  1. Whit, I clickety-clicked on your old blog a few days ago and saw that it was still long ignored. Nice to see you taking a stab again. Since I never did anything with the one I set up so long ago - what was the name? - maybe you should let me do some posts for you now. Between the two of us, maybe there would be something to read? Got trips to Malaysia, Japan, China and Australia on the radar for this year. Something cool should happen right?

    Oh, also, I'm supposed to be in a wedding this year. Hopefully that is not too lame.


  2. Yeah, my first attempt was too random. Too much miscellany to discuss meant too many excuses. With the focus of this one on something more concrete--no pun intended--I'm hoping to stay on track...

    Throughout your travels, bring a pocket camera--it would be rad to get some photos of some Asian cobbles and roads.


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