Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sacking Rome

Let's face it, we're not that many generations removed from Barbarians. Those of us with northern European ancestry can blame our barbaric relatives for sacking Rome and pillaging and plundering the known world. Whether Vikings, Vandals, Goths, Lombards, whatever, the formula was the same; find a village, wait for the right time and attack. The pillaged loot was usually weapons, metal artifacts and young women... A good substitute over the last century has been bike racing. Substitute Loon State, Birchwood, Flanders, Gopher Wheelmen and all the other local clubs for the Barbarians... The loot is the cash prizes and trophies offered up by our race promoters... Racing satisfies you inner Barbarian...

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