Archive for August, 2010
Adam, Zach, Matt and I stopped at keirinberlin one of the days after Worlds. This is a famous shop. I got to meet Mo, who Zach and Adam were already friends with. We hung out for a bit, looked at bikes, drank Bionade, talked about the kids today. Matt asked me to get a photo of one of the many old cycling stamps that are framed in the shop. A really impressive collection. I took a close look at them because the art used is really interesting. Kind of reminds me of what some fliers are like for this generation of cyclist. After snapping the one for Matt I noticed a couple of rad ball stamps.
East Van Crown
Bike polo tournament
Sept. 18th -19th, 2010
East Vancouver, BC
Don’t have much to say about this one other than it has a really cool flier. It would be cool to hit this one and then go to Inter Bike in Las Vegas from the 22nd to 24th. but I don’t have that kind of time right now.
Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
Sept. 18th – 19th, 2010
More info: bikepolo.com.au
Both of us here at Urban Velo play a lot of polo, and our first run of “Play Bike Polo” stickers went in no time at tournaments and pick-up events we’ve made it to, so after a lot of deep thinking we decided to make some shirts. 50/50 black t with bike polo on the front and the Urban Velo logo printed on the right sleeve. Pass on the left when not on the court. Small – 3XL.
More info: Urban Velo
Thanks to everyone who let me get a photo. Very laid back, just shots of anyone with a polo shirt on. I think it shows the mood of the event. Thank you Berlin!
I stopped by Brooklyn Machine Works to get a box before packing up for Berlin and seen they had a copy of the new Loop Mag. Seven full pages of bike polo and a few other small stuff spread out in the mag too. Tak has some great photos of a few North American female polo players here. Enjoy.
I guess this year it’s a 3 day tourny. They do only have one court. I like everything about Ottawa. The court, club, park, the city and the Dirienzo Grocery. I think Ottawa would be a perfect place to give 6 player teams a shot. They are limiting the teams to 18 or so, and that may work out fine since this is following Worlds so close. But even with just 16 teams, on one court, it takes a while to get games in. There is plenty of grass and shade but if there were more players on a team they could easily trim the team count down to 12 and keep the game length the same (to keep the games flowing) but every team would get more games. “Mario-land” make for easy player switches and more than 3 on a team but still a max of 3 on court would keep the intensity up and add excitement of who is facing up to who. Just a thought.