A fat dude callin' out all the sandbaggers in the KC racing scene from his mom's basement.
confused... isn't this about baggin' on slackers not posers?
After waiting nearly three months for the so called CX Awards we get this pile of shit. Big letdown R5.
sexual favors have to count for something
Whats this whiny bullshit about having to take a pull if you want to sprint tuesday nighter?
I was curious about that, too. I think they were trying to say that if you are at the back for the entire race than you dont have the skills to be at the front for the finish.I plan on pulling during the neutral lap, then sitting at the back, then... Duh, winning!
WTF, everyone pays $10 to race. I said we should be able to suck wheels and sprint. If they don't want anyone else contest the sprint they should race fast.
"I said we should be able..."But nobody gives a shit what you "said".
Oh, we've got you're attention again. Very good. So back to Mr. Gibbon's work:The extent and military force of the Roman empire, in the age of the Antonines.IntroductionIN the second century of the Christian era, the Empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilised portion of mankind. The frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valour. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury. The image of a free constitution was preserved with decent reverence: the Roman senate appeared to possess the sovereign authority, and devolved on the emperors all the executive powers of government. During a happy period (A.D. 98-180) of more than fourscore years, the public administration was conducted by the virtue and abilities of Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, and the two Antonines. It is the design of this, and of the two succeeding chapters, to describe the prosperous condition of their empire; and afterwards, from the death of Marcus Antoninus, to deduce the most important circumstances of its decline and fall; a revolution which will ever be remembered, and is still felt by the nations of the earth. Moderation of AugustusThe principal conquests of the Romans were achieved under the republic; and the emperors, for the most part, were satisfied with preserving those dominions which had been acquired by the policy of the senate, the active emulation of the consuls, and the martial enthusiasm of the people. The seven first centuries were filled with a rapid succession of triumphs; but it was reserved for Augustus to relinquish the ambitious design of subduing the whole earth, and to introduce a spirit of moderation into the public councils. Inclined to peace by his temper and situation, it was easy for him to discover that Rome, in her present exalted situation, had much less to hope than to fear from the chance of arms; and that, in the prosecution of remote wars, the undertaking became every day more difficult, the event more doubtful, and the possession more precarious, and less beneficial. The experience of Augustus added weight to these salutary reflections, and effectually convinced him that, by the prudent vigour of his counsels, it would be easy to secure every concession which the safety or the dignity of Rome might require from the most formidable Barbarians. Instead of exposing his person and his legions to the arrows of the Parthians, he obtained, by an honourable treaty, the restitution of the standards and prisoners which had been taken in the defeat of Crassus.
Please ignore the post by the above 'longone'. He is a charlatan and an imposter. I am the real 'longone' and am capable of using 'your' and 'you're' with grammatical correctness.In fairness, this faker has continued our reading of Gibbons from near the point we last left off. However we shall resume our studies with further analysis of the introduction.
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When was someone going to tell me I was a pro!?!
The single speed 6hr solo podium at Bonebender had 2 former stars of this blog.M'Adam Broslice was third and the original bagger himself, Rosco P Cole-Train, took first. I can't identiry 2nd place, although he certainly looks like a dirty bagger, or a pirate.https://picasaweb.google.com/112318364924678253038/BoneBenderV3#5596743640053554562
i love myself, i want you to love me
There are a shit ton of people who shouldn't be at Cat 2. They can't even take a pull in a regional race and should be thrown back to the 3's and stay there. Half of the dudes can't race for shit and spend more time on the ground than dirt. Pussies
Name the cat 2's (and yourself). Gatos.
jb is such a fuck. When I saw him taking $$ for sign-ups for the TNW's I walked the hell out of there and didn't register. JB and $$$??? He fucked SKC over, and now taking more $$ that nobody seems to know what we (not me) are paying for. TNW doubled in price and we have to work it? FUCK JB
And whose this JB character that everyone keeps talking about? Frankly, he sounds made up.
His generals, in the early part of his reign, attempted the reduction of Ethiopia and Arabia Felix. They marched near a thousand miles to the south of the tropic; but the heat of the climate soon repelled the invaders, and protected the unwarlike natives of those sequestered regions. (2) The northern countries of Europe scarcely deserved the expense and labour of conquest. The forests and morasses of Germany were filled with a hardy race of barbarians, who despised life when it was separated from freedom; and though, on the first attack, they seemed to yield to the weight of the Roman power, they soon, by a signal act of despair, regained their independence, and reminded Augustus of the vicissitude of fortune. (3) On the death of that emperor, his testament was publicly read in the senate. He bequeathed, as a valuable legacy to his successors, the advice of confining the empire within those limits, which Nature seemed to have placed as its permanent bulwarks and boundaries; on the west the Atlantic ocean; the Rhine and Danube on the north; the Euphrates on the east; and towards the south, the sandy deserts of Arabia and Africa. (4) Imitated by his successors.Happily for the repose of mankind, the moderate system recommended by the wisdom of Augustus, was adopted by the fears and vices of his immediate successors. Engaged in the pursuit of pleasure, or in the exercise of tyranny, the first Caesars seldom showed themselves to the armies, or to the provinces; nor were they disposed to suffer, that those triumphs which their indolence neglected should be usurped by the conduct and valour of their lieutenants. The military frame of a subject was considered as an insolent invasion of the Imperial prerogative; and it became the duty, as well as interest, of every Roman general, to guard the frontiers intrusted to his care, without aspiring to conquests which might have proved no less fatal to himself than to the vanquished barbarians. (5)
Who is Frankly?
So what if he's a 2 if he can hang in and work in a 2s race more power to him. He also helped organize the TNW if you didn't like the price get your saggy pussy in and help organize. You and R5 can suck my salty nuts!
I SURE HOPE THOMAS P BLOCKS ALL YOU CHUMPS AGAIN TONIGHT!
Want me, love me, shower me with kisses!
Who's Thomas P?? Sounds like a pussy that can't take a pull and will risk everything to win a practice race
Exactly, they're practicing team tactics in a practice race dumbshit; if you can't counter his tactics then you're the pussy. On a side note adding a second question mark does not make the question any more important.
r5 must have been one of Osama's aliases. Shot in the head R5 is dead.
R5 is a flaming homosexual to the point that when Bob Saget saw this he said "wow, that man is gay"
A little birdy told me who r5 is. I can't say I'm surprised BUT if his team knew who he was they would put a beatdown on him the likes of which he's never seen. He would do well to shut his pneumonia hole soon or they just might find out. Be afraid Mich.....err...r5....be very afraid.
Conquest of Britian was the first exception to it.The only accession which the Roman empire received, during the first century of the Christian era, was the province of Britain. In this single instance the successors of Caesar and Augustus were persuaded to follow the example of the former, rather than the precept of the latter. The proximity of its situation to the coast of Gaul seemed to invite their arms; the pleasing, though doubtful intelligence, of a pearl fishery, attracted their avarice; (6) and as Britain was viewed in the light of a distinct and insulated world, the conquest scarcely formed any exception to the general system of continental measures. After a war of about forty years, undertaken by the most stupid, maintained by the most dissolute, and terminated by the most timid of all the emperors, the far greater part of the island submitted to the Roman yoke. (7) The various tribes of Britons possessed valour without conduct, and the love of freedom without the spirit of union. They took up arms with savage fierceness; they laid them down, or turned them against each other with wild inconstancy; and while they fought singly, they were successively subdued. Neither the fortitude of Caractacus, nor the despair of Boadicea, nor the fanaticism of the Druids, could avert the slavery of their country, or resist the steady progress of the Imperial generals, who maintained the national glory, when the throne was disgraced by the weakest, or the most vicious of mankind. At the very time when Domitian, confined to his palace, felt the terrors which he inspired; his legions, under the command of the virtuous Agricola, defeated the collected force of the Caledonians at the foot of the Grampian hills; and his fleets, venturing to explore an unknown and dangerous navigation, displayed the Roman arms round every part of the island. The conquest of Britain was considered as already achieved; (8) and it was the design of Agricola to complete and ensure his success by the easy reduction of Ireland, for which in his opinion, one legion and a few auxiliaries were sufficient. (9) The western isle might be improved into a valuable possession, and the Britons would wear their chains with the less reluctance, if the prospect and example of freedom were on every side removed from before their eyes.
Well..... be another little Birdy and tell who R5 is.