Posts tagged old photos
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.
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.
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.
Ramsay Bowl 2008
1st Annual Hardcourt Bike Polo Tournament
September 12th – 14th, 2008
For more info Calgary Hardcourt Bike Polo
Winners: “An East Vancouver team”
In the 2008 Toyota ad they are playing on grass.
As a side note, months before the Toyota ad came out I remember seeing a listing on craigslist regarding someone wanting to photograph people playing bike polo in the LA area for a Toyota ad. It said they would pay $800. Now, I don’t know if these guys got paid that much or not. Just something to think about.