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In 1910, Saltburn was the venue for an international fixture, England v Scotland at bicycle polo. The match was part of the town’s carnival, the English side all being members of the Tykes Cycling Club. England won 6-3, the team being ( left to right ) Robinson (captain), Tudor and Randall.
According to Lefa at cyclingnsht.blogspot.com this photo was published in a book titled Idrotten i Finlad (1906) by Ivar Wilskman. Idrotten i Finlad translates to Sports in Finland. Kaisaniemi park is in Helsinki, Finland and H.V.K. stands for Helsingfors Velocipedklubb.
Looks to me like they are playing bike polo in the street, or at the very least not in the grass.
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.
Ireland Beat England 10-5.
The teams were : Ireland : Oswald Sealy, Page Dickenson, H. Oswald and F. E. Bland, all of the Rathclaren Rovers club. England : Spencer Downing (Northampton), Capt. J. Appleby (M.C. & A.C.), J. W. Dalby (Northampton), and F. Timms (Melton Mowbray B.P.C.)
Finding some bike polo stuff floating around, like this great photo of Montana giving a talk about the rules on the second day of a two day tournament. Note the hay bales. Found among others on Bicycle Images.
Also something from New York Cool a short story with photos of games in The Pit from January 2009.
One more photoblogger’s take on The Pit: goodbyemelbournehellonewyork.com
Of course I need to look for new bike polo products. And I found a “Krass” rip off hoodie. I think by spelling it wrong they free themselves from any copyright BS that might make selling one color, one sided $40 hoodies a pain in the ass. I have to say I like what King Kog did much better.
And while I was looking for new stuff I didn’t forget to look at some old stuff too. The old C.H.U.N.K. 666 site ain’t what it used to be but the new one is still good for a laugh.
It needs to be said that chunk…
Are two completely different things.
Logo’s, shit so many logos…
That’s enough of that.
Last I found a photo title: Duke Plays Bicycle Polo
The Duke of Edinburgh taking part in a bicycle polo match at Windsor. This photo is dated 1967.
“Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it”
- George Santayana from Reason in Common Sense, the first volume of his “The Life of Reason” book.
For one moment lets take a step back and think about this.