Archive for September, 2008

Mallethead

Mallethead: a bicycle polo documentry

From: DurangoDEVO

The intro to the 20min flick that was premiered in 2007. A group of local polo players head for the road to play another team for the first time. A goal of all of ours’ that has not yet come true, so we made a flick about that.

DESTROY

DESTROY, originally uploaded by Doug D.

Jack “Crank” won the 2008 Metal Race II in NYC. This is him outside Trackstar with the top prize, a custom Seagull messenger bag.
By the way, this race (thanks Thom), and Jack, were awesome. If you can’t already tell.

Paul thought this is site worthy..

I’m not so sure, But this is what happened in NYC this weekend.
Adam haircut
Photo © Doug D 2008

Hardcourt Bike Polo 87 Years Ago

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.

Click the image to see full size.

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.

Blütt art at NACCC Polo

blutt bike polo art raised mallet mouth open blutt bike polo art beer belly

blutt bike polo art giant with bike blutt bike polo art arm through chest

blutt bike polo art hand tattoo no legs

To see more, visit Blütt’s photostream on Flickr

Pittsburgh Bike Polo

If you are around PA and feel like playing bike polo hit up the Pittsburgh crew.

Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 4pm under the Bloomfield Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA.

All photos Via myspace.com/bikepolopittsburgh

Milano Bike Polo Tournament

Via Milano Fixed

Polo Guard Now Available!

Milwaukee Polo Guard Now Available!
milwaukee polo guard bike crank set

I have been lucky enough to be a test rider for this product since August 1st, 2008 and to say the very least, I think it’s incredible! Polo bikes take severe abuse and cheap parts break, but this is one component that I have no doubts will stand up to more abuse than I could ever put it through. And it looks good too!

Some Details

  • Made in the USA
  • 110 BCD / 35 Tooth
  • Available as ALL IN ONE guard/chainring only or crankset
  • CNC’d out of 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • 1/8″ chain width
  • Measures 14mm at its thickest point
  • Sugino XD’s in 165 or 170mm in black or silver
  • Designed solely for the Sugino XD
  • It says “POLOGUARD” right on it!

Available from Ben’s Cycle

And Ben’s Cycle has a new Blog

2008 NACCC Bike Polo People

No names, no order, no large images, I’m still working on it so give me some more time.

IMG_4927Ivan - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4599Lucky - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4685Alexis - Ottawa at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4700Brendan - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4561Pete - Orlando at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4770Jason - Baltimore at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4866Charlie - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4731Abraham - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4817Tucker - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4645Joe - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4532Leon - Seattle at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4601Cole - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4541Matt - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4833Joe - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4495Keith - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4734Andy - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4639Ben - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4649Ian - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4550Jill - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4581Alex - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4746Meg - Portland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4593Joe - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4618Greg - Cleveland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4523Amanda - Seattle at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4554Jon - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4820Daniel - Cleveland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4502 Kremin - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4613 Tony - Minneapolis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4670 Zach - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4603 Trent - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4803 Mikey - Orlando at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4704 Chris - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4674 Bainesworth - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4721 Dumptruck - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4811 Joe - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4610 Jake - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4507 Drew - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4688 Pieter - East Van at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4538 Shane - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4761 Max - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4497 Arturo - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4624 Lawer Jim - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4939 Braily - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4500 Russ - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4789 Calvin - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4609 Gus - Boston at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4672 Josh - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4891 Tiff - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4808 Corey - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4659Shawn - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4570 Melanie - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4898 Jakub - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4508 Dana - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4857 Chris - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4960 Haley - Minneapolis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4521 Chombo - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4851 Drew - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4829 Ben - Chicago  at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4576 Mark - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4695 Brian - Ottawa at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4511 James - East Van at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4910 Brian - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4957 Alexis - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4985 Kevin - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4565 Austin - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4879 Kyle - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4621 Edward - Cleveland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4906 Kevin - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4588 Nick - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4555 Kieran - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4765 Bruce - DC at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4916 Brad - Pittsburgh at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4591 Lee - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4739 Marie - Minneapolis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4546 Lief - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4566 Birdie - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4529 Drew - Seattle at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4724 Matt - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4557 Val - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4849 Brian - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4667 Scott - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4772 Myself  at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4799 Lee - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4653 Nick - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4749 Marco - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4838 Owen - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4781 Evan - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4658 Crandall - Portland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4970 Shay - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4904 Grant - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4755 Jamie - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4505 Kim - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4680 Martin - East Van at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4512 Aaron - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4922 Jeff - Pittsburgh at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4872 Jen - Ottawa at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4708 Charlie - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4577 Montana - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4640 Jonny - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4503 Brian - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4862 Sean - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4519 Adam - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4536 Patrick - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4515 Drew - Portland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

All Photos © Doug D 2008