Archive for May, 2008
For just a brief moment I was able to get a photo of this rare piece.
I was playing bike polo this evening and took a break from The Pit to go see the art show for the Bicycle Film Festival. The front room was full of bikes turned into art and there was a smaller room in the back with photos and paintings and such. The event was quite crowded so I’m lucky I didn’t miss the 4″ x 4″ piece by “the Artist(s)”. The rooms were full of people and most of the art was the size of large bicycles so one print the size of a beer coaster could have easily been missed. If it had not been for the biggest part of the crowd that was bunched up in this one corner in the back I might not have known to take a closer look. Eventually I made my way around to see it without obstruction. Actually I was excited to see an original Los Marcostan piece in New York because I know the polo team, known as “Los Marcos Polos” are afraid of NYC because they always get whooped on and sent home crying in their masks. And I have no idea where Los Marcostan is, so this was a real treat. Just after taking the photo a cute English girl asked if I has seen the other two pieces. “What!? there’s MORE?” I bumped my way around through the crowd and hooked a hanging bike with the polo mallet sticking out of my bag and spilled peoples drinks looking for the other Los Marcos art but to no avail. Damn it!
Edit: one step closer to being sponsored by Red Bull to travel the world and play bike polo.
Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic
May 31st, 2008 12-6pm
match begins at 3pm
Governors Island (Take the ferry from South Street)
The match will be Ralph Lauren’s Black Watch team against Asprey’s house team.
The New York Times did a story on the Black Watch team and I learned that this is a new team and the first time RL has sponsored a polo team since 1967 when they trademarked “Polo”. And more about the ongoing litigation between RL and the real polo association. Also that back in the day Mr. Lauren almost named his company “Baseball” or “Football”.
It’s FREE and maybe right after the Bridge Battle I can zip over and check it out.
The New York Pre World’s Round Robin Polo Tournament & BBQ Classic Memorial Day Extravaganza
See the rest on my Flickr set BBQ Players.
And I feel like a total ass because I forgot to get a shot of Brendan, but I think you all know who he is, his team won.
All Photos © Doug D 2008
Do a Google search for the two words, bike polo. And tell me how high hardcourtbikepolo.com ranks.
Just a quick and pointless question. It’s just to counter all the heat over on the “Ball Joint” and “Take Out the Goalie” questions. I check from time to time and a couple weeks ago hardcourtbikepolo.com was not even in the top 10 pages of listings. Today it ranked 3rd listing, maybe it was a fluke.
One more thing, if you are playing polo in The Worlds and have not done so already, please register now. This helps Brian know you are planing on playing, so he can plan when you play. cmwc2008.com
More on this later. Thank you.