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Thread #59418 Message #2500325
Posted By: Rapparee
22-Nov-08 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, apparently there was a thing called "Le Grande Prix du Thrace" in which the contestants raced around the countryside on ancient bicyles which had wheels four feet in diameter, beheading peasants who were too slow to get out of the way. The Thracian king (or Queen, as the same person held both offices) eventually had to have the event stopped as the participants were roaring into towns, drinking up the beer harvest, ogling the ladies and/or men, and generally annoying the populace. The photo was from the site of what appears to have been the clubhouse of an ancient Thracian biker gang.