Thursday, August 17, 2006

The raid

Yesterday the Black Knight Army, italian legion, spent a day all together. What a pity we have a big problem to solve: Long Joe didn’t join the Army and now, for us, he is officially a deserter. We need your help to find for him the appropriate punishment.
Anyway, at 06.00 p.m., the glorious Knights met at the Black Knight’s castle to start a hard workout of about km. 13 (8.1 ml): 2 hilly km.; 5 km through the country where we could see ancient roman bridges and enjoy the shadow of the typical mediterranean wood and the final 6 km (half terribly hilly) in the northern part of the city. We began on the sea level to reach a hill 100 metres high to come back on the sea level.
This raid was essential and important because the people, in the city, didn’t show anymore the right respect to the Black Knights. In the last times many runners occupied the streets for their pointless workouts, many cars crossed the roads boring the Italian legion, many children played in the gardens disturbing the concentration of the glorious warriors. As you can understand we didn’t stand anymore this unbelievable situation so we had to show our strenght to all the citizens. Now the Black Knight order rules again!
At 08.00 p.m. there was the official banquet with the wives. It was a great celebration and you can see the pictures on the Sir giorgio’s blog.
War council:
War council. The lady is the Sir Alessandro's wife (the first on the left):
Before the glorious raid. From left: Alessandro, Gianni, Stefano and Giorgio
After the victory. From left: Stefano, Alessandro and Giorgio:

18 comments:

  1. To the dungeon, Long Joe!

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  2. great pictures. I am not sure what you mean by culturist?

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  3. Where was all the beer after the sacking?

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  4. A Black Knight in pink shorts - excellent!

    I did not see pictures of your party on Sir Giorgio's blog but I did see a delicious looking Easter Cake. Yum!

    No cake for Long Joe. No pizza, either.

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  5. I would love to see the townspeople gasp in amazement at the Black Knights running through the streets!

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  6. The run sounded great.

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  7. Good-looking Black Knight Army!

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  8. Caro Stefano,
    You keep the legion strong with your leadership!
    May the hordes once again be taught the lesson not to p*** off the black knight!
    I wish you good training and no injuries in the leadup to Firenze Marathon!

    Il Primo Assasino R2B

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  9. i think you don't know where to look for long joe. me thinks you should try the yards of the enemy, for his weapon of choice seems to be ruining the gardens with the black knight.... watering.

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  10. Good run Stefano. My dog used to run w/me but he cannot handle the heat...so I'll start working with him as the weather gets cooler. His longest run was 10 miles with me - he was about 2 years old.

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  11. To the rack for Long Joe ...... this might not work for he is too long already. Ok, dumb idea executioner ... think, think, think ....... i have it!!!

    Long Joe is to be the drink boy for the next race.

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  12. nice run, and nice pics knight!

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  13. I want the knight with the one in the red shorts!

    Those are some FINE looking knights you have assembled. Handsome, fine looking knights!
    :)

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  14. Good that the knights were able to remind the kingdom just who really "owns" the roads.

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  15. Why did Gianni miss the victory celebrations? He wasn't wounded by the enemy, was he?

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  16. black knight army: the end of anarchy

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  17. Long Joe will have to run ahead alone at the next conquest to clear the road of cars for the advancing Black Knight Army!

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  18. We are all blessed to have such a strong group of knights protecting us all!!

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