Archive for September, 2008
Mallethead: a bicycle polo documentry
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.
I’m not so sure, But this is what happened in NYC this weekend.
Photo © Doug D 2008
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.
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
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