Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Stones of Belgium – Part 1

The following is the first part of a story I wrote for Embrocation Cycling Journal, the brain-child of Jeremy Dunn. The story appeared in Issue Number 2. (You can buy issues 2 and 3 here. Please support them!) As the Northern Monuments begin in earnest this week, I thought it would be nice to share … Continue reading

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PA Ramble: A Taste of Things to Come…

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking a drive up to State College to test-drive the course of the legendary PA Ramble. The Ramble’s a ride created by Ridelugged’s James and his buddies from grad school at PSU. The goal was simple: create an epic ride including as many dirt roads and … Continue reading

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Via Roma…

To be honest, while I appreciate the history of this race, it’s never really sparked my passion. For me, it just seems a bit too predictable. Don’t get me wrong, Cancellara’s attack last year was terrific; I love to see the sprinters team’s foiled on the Via Roma. What about the distance? Yes, 294 km … Continue reading

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Cajun Hell

Not sure how many of you follow the blog over at Competitive Cyclist; if you don’t, you should start. Today among the various bits of goodness there’s a link to an article the New York Times did recently on the Rouge Roubaix, a 100-mile unpaved slog through some fine Louisiana back country. Note the people … Continue reading

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Hellingen van de Ronde

Only time for a short post today, but here’s something to keep you busy: the website for the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Sportif has links to the specifics of each col along the race route—paved and cobbled. There’s even a photo to accompany each berg. Which is your favorite? Post a comment to let us all … Continue reading

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Pave Project – #1

Some of you may recall a project I mentioned upon launching thus blog. The goal is to catalog and record all cobbled roads in America. Ambitious? Maybe. Worth the effort? Definitely. Here’s the first entry: Located a few blocks from my apartment, Church Alley is about 100 feet of classic, cobbled goodness. Note the bricked … Continue reading

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