Your Weekend Assignment

(A stretch of stones on the bike trail between Philadelphia and Valley Forge.)

It’s the last weekend of summer. For some, a holiday weekend. For others, the last gasp before school begins. For many, the last chance to get in a few good rides before the autumn begins.

So here’s one last assignment for you: remember that Project I introduced way back when?

You know, the one about documenting cobbled and bricked roads? (I’d say dirt and unpaved too, but there’s already a terrific project that’s been created to catalog those.)

Do you remember yet? No?

Well, here’s what I want you to do: go find some terrific cobbled or brick roads in your area, take some photos, jot down a few of the details (length, grade condition, etc…) and send them to me to be posted on the site.

You can find some examples from my area here.

Here’s what I’m offering in return: we’re working on getting some Pavé cycling caps made. Once we do, I’ll send 1 to the first 3 people that respond with worthy entries.

I’ll also send 1 to the person who submits the entry that is located farthest from the Pavé Service Course in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I’ll also send a cap to the person who submits what the Pavé Editorial Staff (I use that term loosely) consider to be the BEST entry.

So get riding and FIND THAT PAVÉ!

I’ll go about making some hats.

Enjoy your weekend!

About Whit

My experiences might easily fit many cycling fans' definitions of “living the dream.” Since getting hooked on the sport watching Lance Armstrong win the 1993 U.S. Pro Championship, I've raced as an amateur on Belgian cobbles, traveled Europe to help build a European pro team, and piloted that team from Malaysia to Mont Ventoux. As a former assistant director sportif with Mercury-Viatel, I've also seen the less dreamy side of the sport – the side rife with broken contracts, infighting, and positive dope tests. These days, I live with my lovely wife in Pennsylvania and share my experiences and views on the sport at Bicycling Magazine, the Embrocation Cycling Journal, and at my own site, Pavé.
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