Game Play/ Action Shots
Saturday polo with snow in The Pit
All in town for some polo
Long shots over half the time polo
Three players foot down at a time, all the time, polo
Paul bought ice salt
I broke my phone by landing on it
Ben had some nice crashes
Kev took some photos
Talked with Eric about ideas around Montana’s suggested federation
And lots of fun games
All Photos © Doug D 2009
In New York this time last year we had snow to shovel before the games could start.
See you Sunday!
All Photos © Doug D 2007
A lot of guests in The Pit this week.
Nick from Boston
Yorgo from London
Leon the Great is still kicking it on the East Coast
Marco rolled up from Philly
Chris and Tiff from Lexington
And our winged friend too
What else happened…
Chombo got a new Seagull “¡VIVA!” backpack
Zach forgot his sleeves
Jack cracked his Bridgestone
Some friends from Mash and Macaframa hungout
Prolly and old what’s his name too
Frank said something about how nothing is real, this world is a dream, and gear ratios are meaningless.
And the Hua Mei Bird Garden people are staying longer in the afternoon.
All Photos © Doug D 2008
Bike polo demonstration games during Lexington’s “Second Sunday” street closure. We set up a temporary polo court right on Main Street in the heart of downtown, and played the entire 4 hours of the event.
Damn, I bet that was fun. I wonder if they had any newcomers give bike polo a try. It’s great the city gave you that much space! And look at those goals, wide enough to drive a truck through.
To see more photos go to cricketpress on flickr
I found a photo of bike polo from 1921. Playing in the street, knocking each other off their bikes, small ball, and the right kind of mallets. Evidence that hardcourt bike polo has been played much further back in history than the PNW wants us to believe.
Simply titled “Bicycle Polo” this is from the National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
The date is listed as 9/13/1921 but the location unknown to me. Odds are it’s not Seattle.
Also, Kev’s Grandad tells about playing bike polo in the streets of Ireland in the 1930′s.
Kevin Walsh took this photo of Robbie and I playing against each other during the second day of play at the NACCC bike polo tournament. In this play Robbie was going for a shot on my goal and I was trying to block the shot. I’m pretty sure I hit the ball away before before he could get the shot off. I know he didn’t score and just after this I was feet from the back wall and moving at a good clip. Locked up the rear brake to swing the ass end around just enough, as I hit the back wall both wheels at the same time, and did so hard enough to pinch flat both front and rear tires. Swapped out bikes but in the end my team, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, lost to his team, That’s What She Said. I like this photo because both our team names are in the picture. That’s What She Said went on to win the whole damn thing. Plus, I don’t see very many pictures of me playing.
Note my bloody hat. In the first day of tournament play I got a mallet to the head from Lee of Dayton by Lee FROM Dayton, big guy, lefty, kind of goof, kind of punk ass, if you see him, take his ass out for me. Twice!