This site is something Iâ€™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 sportâ€™s most legendary races. Yet, despite its varied roles in many of our sportâ€™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 sportâ€™s smallest, yet most significant of patrons. Enjoy!