Archive for August, 2008
The 2008 North Side Polo Invite Bike Polo Tournament in Ottawa, Canada. Hosted by The Mallets Of Mayhem, enjoyed by all.
All Photos © Doug D 2008
les assassins des fauteils rollents v. mother’s baby snakes in quarter’s, originally uploaded by max.pritikin.
I really like this photo. Lief is sweeping around the goal and that’s me in pursuit during the North Side Polo Invite. Later in the event Lief took a spill and caught his calf on his exposed chainring after his rear wheel malfunctioned and caused him to crash. Yesterday here in New York, Leif joined us for our weekly Thursday night game. I didn’t get any photos but I had a chance to talk with him about things like the upcoming polo events, the Milwaukee Polo Guard, Madison, New York and some other stuff, I don’t know where I was going with all this I just wanted to…. Oh yeah! I never got to ask, what the hell was up with your team name??
Thanks Strom for sending me this link. Follow it to a 4 min 50 second video about the polo event at this years European Cycle Messenger Championship.
ECMC 2008 BIKE POLO on Hobnox Channels.
Bike Polo Tournament
August 23rd, 2008
Two on Two. Fun as hell!
Strathcona Park, Vancouver, B.C.
$5 per player ($10 a team)
Prizes in many categories!
Party following the tournament
For more info contact Martin, mrmartinhauck (rat) hotmail (period) com
Winners: “Seattle Stars” (Soren and Leon)- Seattle
2nd: “Aces High” (Martin and Alex) – East Van
3rd: “2 Live Crew” (Adam and Ken)- East Van
4th: “Triplets of East Van” (Bob, Faron, Lisa – rotated) – East Van
5th: “Team Helmet” (Lee and Ryan) – Victoria
6th: “All Balls No Joint” (Rory and Justin) – East Van
7th: “Gruesome Twosome” (James and Lora) – East Van
8th: “Coolest Guys Ever” (Justin and ?) – Calgary
If you were at the 2008 North Side Polo Invite this past weekend or played in pickup games at The Pit in the last couple weeks you might have seen this already. This is not an out-of-the-box bike polo helmet, Paul made this himself. Pretty simple really, acquiring the helmet (protec classic full cut water) and face shield (Oakley 42-000) separately, he just trimmed the shields lower corners with a ban saw and mounted it with some chainring bolts after drilling a few holes.
Since 2005 I have never played bike polo with any more “protective gear” than a pair of gloves but after seeing this I think I might make one for myself. I know the chance of getting hit in the head is out there and really at the level of play this sport is getting up to, more gear is getting smarter and smarter.
Photo © Doug D 2008
Legit – Double Drive Bike – Polo/Street
This bike was thrown together primarily as an experiment to see if it was possible, much because I had all of the parts sitting around. It is not without purpose however, since a 4 mile ride to the Allston (Boston) polo court on a 34-18 gear ratio leaves something to be desired. This bike will make it possible to ride a street gear to the court and then play on polo gearing after a quick switch of chains.