Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Make sure all you rookies get on the txt list so Lee or Trent can send you a notice the next time the weathers right for fun.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
In May, I moved to St Louis and the Polo crew were there to help unload the van. The next day we entered 2 teams in the 4th Mid Wests up in Madison. My car broke down on the way back.
A great summer came next, with lots of weekly games at Lindenwood.
We took 4 guys up to the NACCCs in Chicago in August. The Strangers did better than the King Bitch Dog Fuckers, but we all had a good time at the Prom.
The fall wound down to the 5th Mid Wests. A chill and super polo-y day of contests enjoyed by 30 participants from 4 cities. Thanks again to our local sponsors: Local Harvest, Black Bear Bakery, A & M cycles, and especially Trent and Jen.
Now it's winter, we play when the court's clear and the temperature is above freezing. Which it is supposed to be this Sunday, December 28th. See you on the court. 2pm Lindenwood Park roller hockey rink.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
See your families, recover from Quigly's party, fix your bikes, etc. I ain't going outside.
On the x-mas tip: I'll be making new mallet heads for all my friends this week.
On another note, Nick and I could still use a third St Louisan to join us in Madison, WI in two weeks for the New Years Champs. Anyone interested?
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Is anyone thinking about trying to get to any of these polo events? You may be able to find cheap last minute fares to LA. We can put a carfull together to get to Madison for New Years. Pensacola is 12 hours by car, but that will be cheaper per person than flying in with a bike.
My preference was to try to get to Florida in February. But that looks iffy on account of money. I would be happy to drive 2-3 others and bikes up to Madison or be in someone else's (larger) car if they're interested in going.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Now we need to get a list of who can host folk from outta town. Me, Nick, Trent, Seth, Ross, Daniel and anyone who lives within a reasonable distance from Lindenwood Park should send Trent or Myself an email with your address and how many bodies you can fit on your couches or floors. We'll make a map of your places and all the courts, bars, and parties we'll be at over the weekend and send it to all the participants.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
1. November 1st was fine.
2. October 25th is better.
3. I don't care.
4. Wait for a Saturday at the Skatium to open up in December.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
What do you all say about an exhibition match around 2:00 PM at the Tiles Park Bike Polo Court?
Thought it might be a good way to recruit some new folks who wouldn't normally make it out to a match?
Monday, September 15, 2008
Pros: Weather-proof tournament. No park district/ police interference possible. Booze/kitchen on sight. Scoreboard. Tournament not the day after hangoverween.
Cons: One court for a limited time, so no/few friendly games. Cost. 400 for 8 hours plus food and drink. Late Sunday tourney means players pretty much have to take Monday off work. I look like an idiot for moving the date twice.
What say you all? We should figure this out fast-like.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Also, we will be hosting a Midwest Polo Tournament in St. Louis on November 1. You've got less than two months to get really good at polo if you aren't already, so get to it.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
For real, though. Thanks so much for making me feel welcome here and for catching and sharing the polo spirit I felt coming off the courts in Chicago. It wouldn't have been such a great time if folk weren't there with the right attitude, including us. Thanks for being classy and having fun. I'm proud of our St Louis team(s).
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The plan is to leave the Morning of Friday, August 29 and drive to Chicago. I think I've got myself, my girlfriend, Trent, and Cole in my car with 4 bikes and 4 bags. If you've got a geared bike or a flip-flop hub, bring it, cos the car is staying on the curb after we arrive at our host's place.
Check out this link for a schedule . Basically, there is polo all day and parties every night. Big ones, including a "Messenger Prom" so bring some fancy clothes and a date.
I've got Monday and Tuesday off work, if y'all wanna hang out in Chicago, we'll do that. If you want to get back to St Louis at different times, we'll arrange car/bus/train taking for you or me or whomever.
Another StL team or loose players are totally welcome and will be housed and drank same as my carfull. Just let us know who and how many are coming up on their own or in another vehicle.
Entry fee for the weekend is 30 bux a head. This includes the two days of polo and all the parties, some of which won't be charging for PBR, some of which will. You'll need some more of your own dough for food and souvenirs.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
2. We need to register teams/players for the NACCC in Chicago at the end of August. So far I only know that myself, Trent, Cole, and Quigly are coming and that Seth and Lee cannot. Dan? Tonies? Nick? Paul? Anchovy?
3. Let's do some recruitment stuff. Posters in bike shops are pretty, but word of mouth on local bike rides or forums or craigslist seems to work better. I'll work on the equipment end of things, so all these imaginary people will be able to play.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
New team uniforms?
Seriously, though. I'd like to lead the effort(s) to promote StL Bike Polo and get some great courtside amenities and prizes for the 5th Mid West Bike Polo Champeenships to be held in town the end of October. Let's try to get ourselves written up in some local papers/media outlets and then turn that into media packets to attract some bigger sponsorship monies/stuffs.
Who among us has contacts at the RFT, Post, Southside Journal, local TV, etc? Who's interested in making some promotional material? Flyers, videos, sponsorship packets, and the like. Who knows people at local businesses who may want the advertising of sponsoring a somewhat large local/regional event? Who's business would be a natural fit for the deep pockets of bike polo players?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So who's down for a cooler, weeknight evening game? Please respond with which evening is best for you and the earliest time you could start.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Grass polo on Sunday at 1:00pm in Forest Park. We play at the rugby fields by the upper Muny parking lot. We have grass mallets. Bring yourselves (and beer?) and helmets and bikes. Not necessarily in that order. Hope to see y'all out there.
So lets all go play some grass polo Sunday.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Registration is open! Registration is open! How many St Louisans want to ride up to Chicago for a Labor Day weekend of polo fun debauchery? We can all register as individuals and put teams together later, or sign up as teams and practice, practice, practice, until the tournament. Same Price!
Monday, June 23, 2008
The hardware store in Alton has more caps on order. When they come in, I'll buy them out again and make more for the rest of us. Whoever has ski poles should get them to me so I can make mallets.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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We will be playing at Lindenwood park this week. They have a court so lets see how we like it at a different park.
Check out the follow up to the CMWC polo tournament in Toronto at these links:
Hope everyone can make it out Sunday after the 2nd Annual FBC Goes to the Movies ride on Saturday.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
UPDATE: Some folks form the Hub wanna play today. I will play if we can find two more. see the comments
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Who wants to go to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with me on June 13 (Friday)- 16 (Monday) to enter a St. Louis Team in the WORLD Bike Polo Championship Tournament?
I'm gauge-ing interest in filling the car with St Louisans and bikes to make the drive. If I can find just two others (a team's worth) with the time (it's a 13 hour drive each way) and cash, we'll do it.
Estimated expenses: 75$ to enter. 60$ in gas (estimate divided by 3) plus money for eating/drinking for 2 days on the road and two days playing polo. Perhaps 200 total per person.
Must haves: Passport. Helmet. Bike and mallet.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The weather should be great this weekend, we need everyone out at Mt. Pleasant playin' bike polo. Let's try to be playing by 2:00pm. That means get there before 2:00. If you want to come out and play, all you need is a bike, we've got everything else.
Oh, I thought you guys might enjoy the photo of Paul getting schooled by Jill from madison.
See you Sunday!
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Anyone we've met who ain't going to the Mid Wests has to take Jenny out. Jen, Audra, Cheske, this means you.
The polo players will be returning from behind the cheddar curtain the evening of Sunday, May 4th, which happens to be my birthday. I will likely just want to go to sleep. Hopefully the sheets will be unpacked. -Lucky
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
So, Lucky's already telling these guys we've got 2 teams showing up, lets not make a liar out of him. I'm in, Scotino has said he's up for the trip, and Lucky makes three. Paul? Daniel? Quigley? Brian? Nick? Ross? Anyone else I left out?
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Friday, March 28, 2008
Hey Trent, and by extension, StL Bike Polo,
What's the interest level like for traveling to one/some/any/all of the tournaments and invitationals going on all summer this year?
The calender is getting crowded, but the most important ones to me (which means that I'll be willing to drive myself and a few others) are the 4th Bi Annual Mid West Bike Polo Champeenships, May 3rd in Madison, WI and the NACCC North American Polo Championships August 30/1 in Chicago.
There are plenty more events: April 13th is a regional meet and greet in Dayton, OH. April 26/7 is the East Side invite in DC. There's stuff in Ottawa, Toronto, Seattle, Lexington, NYC, Dallas, all over the damn place.
So get with your crew and see who has the time and inclination to play outside of St Louis. A whole world of falling down awaits you!
I doubt I'll be making it to the coasts or Canada for any polo, but I would like to get some STL players in the Midwest games. Who else wants to show some other cities what we got?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Friday, March 28th at Off Broadway
MONADS CD Release with the Vultures
The Monads are a punk/bluegrass fusion that has been described as 'slamgrass' or 'black-n-bluegrass' These guys always put on a rockin' show and the first 50 people who pay cover get the Monads' new album for free. Don't miss it.
It's also Critical Mass night, which is never massive. I'm riding my bike to the show though, and you should too.
There are also a few people riding tonight (Tuesday). Location has not been decided yet, so call someone or post here if you want to ride.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
rabbit picture added just for you Seth.
This Sunday we will be joined by Lucky and two other folks from Chicago for polo. Out of consideration for the Chicagoan(s) who may be going back, we're tentatively setting the start time for 1:00. Reply if you can play at that time so we will know if it will work.
Also, Friday, March 21 will be the next Full Moon Fiasco. Several of us are planning on meeting for beers before the ride, at a place yet to be determined. Seth mentioned that he would like to check out a new bar called The Gramophone that is smoke free and supposedly "cyclist friendly" that is in The Grove, near The Atomic Cowboy, which would be another logical option. Reply with ideas.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tonite at the Way Out Club (2525 s. Jefferson St. Louis, MO 63104) St. Louis' own 7 Shot Screamers will be playing with "Streetgrass" rockers the .357 String Band. The doors are @ 8:30. Not sure what the cost will be, but it will be worth it. I don't think the Screamers need and explaination, but the String Band may be new to some.
From their website:
Steeped in old-school punk, outlaw country, Irish and mountain madness. The .357 String Band are here to break-open the mold of a genre vastly overlooked.
I think some of us will be there, so hopefully more of you will join.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
If we don't play today, i think we should get in a night game on that tennis court with the lights sometime this week.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Hells yeah kids. Remember last time we saw the Monads? Those kids put on a pretty sweet show. I for one will be attending this bash. If anyone wants to stop by the APT and drink a beer or three before we walk on down let me know.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
This past Sunday, thanks to rain and snow, we were forced to play under the bridge. The bridge is really just an overpass for highway farty-far where the road happens to be blocked off on both sides. It was filthy, not totally flat, but fun. Certainly won't replace Mt. Pleasant, but we could do worse for a back-up court. Trent's radio was debuted to much critical acclaim. Post up playlist ideas for rides, especially the full moon ride.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Also, I bought a new bike at the swap. The new one will be my road bike, so my old road bike will be my polo/grocery bike, so I won't need the chick magnet. If someone with a car wants to bring it to games we could use it as a spare bike. Or if someone wants to give me $40 they can have it.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Unfortunately I will not be there. I have to spend the day studying. Hopefully you all will have fun.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
the low temps did not keep a crowd away from mt. pleasant park. i think we had eight or nine players, one of whom was lucky from chicago. we played a game of small ball, and i don't think we had tried that since our very first game. i think everyone is sold on that style. the game was a lot faster. other than polo, we rode the south county chopper around, drank wine and pbr, and ate cookies (thanks to our chicago friends).
Saturday, January 19, 2008
We all know it will be freezing out but who cares there is no precipitation in the forecast and we have a guest player in town from Chicago. Lucky is back, but will need to leave around 3pm tomorrow. So for this reason we will be starting promptly at noon.
Also cold weather = need for cold beer and/or hot cider. And as a special surpise I've heard the South County Chopper will be making an appearance.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
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Hope to see some folks out.
P.S. Polo Sunday @ Mt. Pleasant 2pm
Cloudy high of 37.....only a 10% chance of rain.