Posts tagged The Pit

January 31st, 2011 The Pit

Not much polo going on this week. NYC broke the all time snow fall record for January.

And then there are our park neighbors. See this and this.

January 23rd, 2011 The Pit

Paul and Joe (SF) were at The Pit first with shovels.
I was there for that but left to watch the Flyers vs. Blackhawks game with Zach.
Later Paul had Frank draw Chicago Bench Minor Captains draft pick order out of a hat.
I remember a few names but not the full order.
I posted a thing on facebook.com/hardcourtbikepolo
The sun was out but it was super cold today.

Previously: December 20th, 2009 The Pit

December bike polo in The Pit

Zinester’s Guide to New York City

Bike polo at The Pit in the Sara D Roosevelt park made it into the “Last wholly analog guide to NYC”. I’m not sure what it says.

Seen

10-10-10-PO-LO


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COG Magazine Issue 9

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Peter was in The Pit for the first Bench Minor and some of his photos are in the new COG. Lots of NYC in this issue. I noticed Peter had a new Canon Mark IV and I was very envious but not sure if more so that he had it on a Canon pro guy loaner program, or that he just had one in his hands (even if for just a couple weeks). Anyway, all theses photos are from a camera body I wish I had an extra 5 G’s laying around for. And some of the shots may be for one of my lenses I loaned him for the afternoon. As always Peter did a top notch job documenting a polo event, I only wish it was more than three pages. Zach Blackburn, my longtime teammate but for this showdown an opponent, wrote the words that break down the format, the draft and the organization of this ground breaking bike polo event. I’ve heard Chicago is next in line to hold the 2011 Bench Minor. I cant wait.

Previously:

Bench Minor re-cap

Loop Magazine issue 5

Bench Minor video from Uolmo

The Pit 7/25/2010

Winds of The Pit from Doug D on Vimeo.

I can’t say i’m good at video but here is a quick and very simple video of some Sunday pick-up in The Pit. I shot it a few weeks ago before birdseye left town.

hasta la vista birdseye by nate mumford

hasta la vista birdseye from nate mumford on Vimeo.

July 11th, 2010 NYC


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AOL’s Aslyum story on ladies of NYC bike polo

The Ladies of NYC Bike Polo
July 21st 2010
By Emily Anne Epstein

What do you get when women, homemade mallets, beat-up bicycles and a ball collide? Bike polo, of course!

Closer to street hockey than pony polo, the game is played three-on-three until one team nets five goals. The hardcourt sport has been growing in popularity since its inception in the 1800s. There’s been a serious spike in the past 10 years, with teams popping up all over the world. One might say it is the fastest-growing polo variety, with canoe, camel and yak polo lagging behind.

You’ll have to follow the link to see the 16 photos that made it into the story. and the Question and Answer with Chandel, Fiona, Sara and Katie. They talk about who they have dated.