Friday, November 30, 2007

Sunday's Game (12-2)

We are planning to play this Sunday around noon. The weather looks like it might be pretty nasty Sunday at that time. So, the game may be moved to an alternate location. Saturday Seth and I will be scouting for a covered place to play. Let us know if you have any ideas. If we don't find anything we'll be sweeping the glass out from underneath the bridge.

If I don't have your number send it to me at trentsturmsATgmailDOTcom so I can keep you updated if there is a change of venue.

Also, three people will be visiting from Chicago this weekend to play polo with us. Lets show them a good time. We'll be going for some type of bike ride Saturday night, probably to drink beers somewhere. If it's raining we'll just drink beers.

Lastly, Get your ass down to Kiener Plaza tonight at 6pm for Critical Mass. We're gonna ride that and then go to Lindsey's art show in the CWE.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

These Guys

Would kick our asses.

Dumpster Diving!

Would anyone be interested in coming with me on a dumpster dive ride after dark? I'll be picking up reusable stuff from some bike shops. There's usually lots of good tires and tubes, and occasionally I find good tools, wheels, and just about anything bicycular. (Most of what I pick up will be given out for free at my shop.) I haven't purchased an innertube in about 2 years, but I'm down to my last one.

Bike trailers or big luggage racks would be handy on this.

Friday, November 23, 2007

This Sunday 2:00 - Warm-Ups

Only one more week before a few peeps from Chicago invade the STL for polo. Lets get in a good game this week. Dan, ice that back tomorrow, we need ya out there. Brian is back from Africa and he'll be out on the chick-magnet, and Hans will be trying out his new nalgene bottle mallet. Should be a fun day.

Show up at the park between 2:00 and 3:00 and be ready to play.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone...
Also, There has been discussion of playing polo Friday afternoon. Trent, Jen, Brian, and I created some new mallets and will be looking to try 'em out. Perhaps we can play under the lights at one of the new locations Trent has scouted out. Post if you are down to play, cuz we may just go get some drinks if there is not enough to play.

Monday, November 19, 2007

team (mallet) building exercise

Our mallets are kind of falling apart lately. A few of us have ideas about how to build a better mallet. I think few are also skeptical that it can be done any better. Either way you look at it we need more mallets. I think we are at a point where if we break one more we can't play a full game.

So tomorrow (11/20) we are going to build some mallets. Gather up your drills, dowels, ski poles, etc. and meet at ______________________(TBD) at ____:_____pm. We'll need to be done by 8:00pm. I'm going to the show at the Atomic Cowboy.

More info to come. If you can't make it you need to re-think your dedication to bike polo, not like I didn't give you plenty of advance notice.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No Polo this week

We will be riding cranksgiving on Sunday. No polo.

Ride your bike/collect food for the less fortunate. Sunday - Bike Works - Noon. Bring twenty bucks and a way to carry stuff.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Hey all you Lurkers

For any of you that may be lurking around, checking this site every now and then: quit messin around already. Not sure you wanna crash your bike into a wall while swinging a mallet at mini soccer ball? Well we're sure that you will love it, and you really should trust us. Anyone is welcome to play bike polo here in St. Louis. We don't care what type of bike you ride, just that you're not a jerk. Even if you think you're a jerk, let us make that ruling.

So if you've been lurking we really expect to see you at Mt. Pleasant Park this Sunday at 3:00pm. Just bring a bike, everything else is supplied.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Downtown Bike Polo

Downtown bike polo was a pretty good time. Everyone met at Panama Reds for some food and beer prior to playing. The lot we looked at last Friday proved to be an acceptable spot to play. It was well it and there was no traffic, which is probably the two most important things. The downside of this urban court was that one team had an uphill battle towards the goal, and additionally they faced a multiple foot drop off just past the goal. Thankfully, no one flew over the ledge into the alley. One rule change to note; the court was lined with parking curbs that were difficult to navigate around. In order to keep play going fast, a rule was instituted that allows a player to put their foot on a curb and not have it count as a foot down. Mt. Pleasant is a better court to play at, but this provided a nice change of pace, plus the opportunity to play in the evening. With it getting dark early, I imagine we'll be back downtown to play.

View Larger Map

So I made this map today. It shows possible polo playing locations. We've only tried two of them. Looks like south city is a bike polo hot-bed. Guess where i'll be looking for apartments in the spring?

Map can be edited here if you want

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

First Downtown Game

We will try to play our first game at night downtown tomorrow. We will start around 6:30 and play until we're thirsty or get kicked out. See you there. If you don't know where there is, email me.