Thursday, December 31, 2009

Full NOON Fiasco...

...Is tomorrow!!

Dress warm.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wash U Security...




...is a fan of Bike Polo.

We're free to use their parking garage when we please.

Thanks to Jake for getting pulled over in the Loop by the head of Wash U security.

Garage Polo Tonight?

It's dry and warm. Let's see how the other half of polo people play (those fools that don't have 8 roller rinks at their disposal).



If we get enough people to play, head to Wash U. From Skinker, go West on Forest Park Parkway. Turn Left on Big Bend. Immediately turn left on Snow Way Drive. The garage we're using will be 100 yards ahead on your LEFT.

We'll be playing in the lowest possible level.

Let us know if you're in.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Willmore Park Polo




Be at Willmore Park between noon and noon-thirty for polo. Bring snow shovels, brooms, hot coco, and long underwear.

Be prepared to feel the cold sting of a hard check into the boards on this brisk Sunday afternoon.

Dress warm.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

t-shirt time.




This is what I did. If anyone has any input, let me know! Going to try to order tomorrow or Saturday from my friends' screen printing shop - $3.50/shirt. I am debating not even ordering the Lock-In shirt 'cause I think Big Tides will sell more. What ya'll think?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gold Sprints at A&M Thursday




Thursday Night. 7pm. A&M. You know where it is.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LISTEN UP, MAGGOTS!!!



Sunday, BEFORE polo, we’re hammering out plans for the Lock-In.

11am at Felix's in Dogtown. Free brunch buffet, beermosas and bloody mary's from a polo-friendly bartender.

Be there and bring ideas.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Necessary Stuff For Saturday



If you have anything on this list, or anything that you think will make "Friendlies" run more smoothly, LET US KNOW in the comments section.

Columbia and KC have put on great gatherings for us, let's be sure to return the favor.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Polo Tonight?





Polo tonight at Maplewood, anyone?

Let's say around 5:32 PM.

The weather report for tomorrow looks like this:


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!




This year, I'm thankful for Polo.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give me your email info




We've got quite a few 'new regulars'

If you are not yet a contributor to this blog let me know your email and I will invite you. Unless of course you don't wanna be a part of our team. But you know you do.

Email your info to: trentsturmsATgmail or post in the comments

Monday, November 23, 2009

2010 North American champs

If you've been keeping up with (inter)national bike polo news, you know that a group of 25 players from all over has been hand picked to do 2 things: 1. Pick the location of the 2010 North American HCBP championships, and 2. Design a more representative elected body to take over whatever tasks are required to keep bike polo the way we like it, but with hundreds more people playing every year. I.E. Bigger, more expensive/sponsored tournaments with uniform rules and regional qualifiers, etc.

St Louis is currently in the Midwest region, and the 4 people representing us in these first two issues are: Chris from CoMO, Ben from Chicago, Jonny from Madison, and Jake from Milwaukee. The two bids on the table for the 2010 NA's are Boston, MA and Madison, WI. Look over the bids if you've got some time. If you then have an opinion about which city you'd rather cuddle in, contact our reps and let 'em know what you think. Voting closes at Midnight on Friday, November 27th.

After a 2010 NA's host is chosen, work will begin on chartering and empowering an elected body to help administrate bike polo on a larger scale. Keep an eye on bikepolo.ca or this space for updates and opportunities to voice an opinion about those issues.

Friday, November 20, 2009

LETS GO SEE EVAN IN BELLEVILLE !!

Reposted from Evan's Myspace blog:





Saturday Night Is Alright For Dancing!!!
Greetings World Wide Web!!!!
(remember when ppl used to call It that? yeah me either)
Anyyyyways…..

Im back baby!!!!!! Ive been pretty absent in both the online world and in the show playing real life world… but don’t worry… I HAVEEEEEE RETURNED!!!!!

I got a little overwhelmed with things for awhile but now im super rested and SUPER READY TO ROCK!!!! How about you??? Yeah I knowwww your ready for a dance party… its been like 3 months since I played last!!! That’s wayyyy too long… and its time to change that…

So Saturday night, yes thissss Saturday night…
Slip on your dancin shoes…
put on your dancin pants…
febreeze your dancin shirt…
turn your dancin undies inside out…
polish your dancin shades…
dust off your dancin moves…
AND GET YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS TO ILLEGAL TONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ITS DANCE PARTY TIME BABY!!!!!

Remember when Illegal Tone used to be packedddd with people totally dancing there brains out?? LETS DO THAT THIS SATURDAY!!!!!

I know im ready… ive been saving up all of my Hood Kicks energy for like 3 months now and im ready to go nuts!!!!!

Seriously… I don’t think you understand the absolute insanity that is going to be going down Saturday!!! Guns of Brixton are going to rock your mind… the Vanilla Beans are going to make you laugh until you cant even see straight… Forever Comes To Soon is going to rock you so hard that your going to want to go punch down a building… and You’re Not Kablamo is making their valiant return, with a dreammmmmy new bass player, after a short break so you knowwwwwwwww there going to go absoulutly nuts!!!!!!!

Seriously people… don’t miss this show… people are going to be talking about this one for a while… make sure you can say ‘I was there’… (wordplay!)

Are you pumped? Im soooo pumped… just writing all of this has tripled my pumped-ness. I cant fricken wait…

See you Saturday… Better start stretching now…

-Evan
HoodKicksYo!


Who's in? Bikes and Metro to Belleville Saturday. I'm so there.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friendlies. Saturday, December 5th. Right here.

It's our turn to host the highway 70 polo-show, and the date has been set. Noon til dark, we will play polo with all comers from Columbia, KC, and anyone else we can rope into driving to our fair town.

The possibility exists that we will need to house/entertain a few people overnight. Lemme know who can do that and where and we'll get everyone set.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What I Learned from Tournament Practice.

That playing tournament style games with pre-picked teams is much more fun at an actual tournament when you are playing against people you hardly know.

I want to apologize to Nick and Anchovy especially for any play on my part that came across as too physical or aggressive.

Nick, I'm specifically thinking about the time that I forced you into the boards in the third game, that was uncool. I'm sorry.

Lucky I don't think I crossed the line with you, but let me know if you think I did. I need to stay in your good graces because who knows when I might need someone to make some windows fit for me.

I guess the bottom line is this. Anything that happened in our matches today will happen much more intensely in Columbia on the 7th and 8th, so it probably was good practice. It just felt kind of shitty. I'm excited to back to just mixing up the mallets.

Our Bike Polo Club is Awesome.

Thanks Dudes and Dudette
-Lee

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Polo on Saturday, Race on Sunday.

This week we're gonna switch it up a little so we can go support some of those other bike related things that sometimes happen here.

So: Saturday, 2pm, Mt Pleasant Park, bring goals, play polo.

Sunday at 3...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October

1. Some folk would like to play this month at Mt Pleasant. To change it up, to practice for the giant court at the midwests, to get the ghetto flavor back into StL Bike Polo. Opinions?

2. About those Midwests: They are November 7-8 in Columbia. Any and all StL players are welcome to form up teams and come along. It will be a good time. We should start practicing with teams of who is going, so we can make a competitive showing, yeah?

3. The weekend of Oct 17th a bunch of our regulars are taking what sounds like an awesome motorcycle trip up to Chicago. For those of us staying in town, the new K.C. crew has offered to host friendlies with us, CoMO, K.C., and Lawrence, KS on that Saturday. Anyone want to take a cross-state polo trip with me?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cuddlers



Bike Polo every Sunday afternoon at Lindenwood Park! Most Wedesday evenings, too! You could get good, travel to tournaments in exotic lands (Kentucky) and win crap (like, really, crap).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friendlies in CoMO and other bizness.

Next weekend we're supposed to meet up with the new KC polo crew in Columbia for some friendly play. Saturday, August 22nd. Leave the StL around 10am, play at noon till we drop.

Still waiting to hear about a team for worlds.

The North Americans were amazing. They pulled it off with a crew of 15 polo players working pretty much half-time for two months. We should probably be happy we aren't submitting a bid for 2010. Many people said how excited they were about the lock in. Folk from NYC and Seattle are planning to attend.

The 7th Midwests will be in CoMO on November 7-8, 2009. We may be asked to take out-of-towners from Lambert to Columbia. More on that later.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

polo bike on stlbiking

http://stlbiking.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=18545

who's new polo bike is this? offer him 150.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Lock-in is a go!

I think I've mentioned this idea to everyone in person, but here's all the info in one place: I wanted StL Bike Polo to host a fun, dead-of-winter, non-competitive, indoor event at the Skatium, pretty much just cos it's there and we can.

Today I finally talked to Robert, the owner and nailed down some details. We tentatively have the whole Skatium reserved from 12:30pm Saturday, January 16th until 11:30am on Sunday, January 17th. That's right, an overnight lock-in.

The rules: We can have outside food. We can roll out sleeping bags. We don't have to change our equipment or tires or anything to spare the rink surface. We have to buy our drinks from him, 2 dollars a can for beer 1 for soda, and he can only serve until 1 am. He discounted the hourly rate down to 800 bones for the entire 23 hours. He will need a 200 dollar deposit in the next couple weeks to secure the time.

Yes? Sounds like fun?

Monday, June 8, 2009

BIKE POLO EVERY SUNDAY!




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We still play bike polo every Sunday at Lindenwood Park. Anyone who is interested in playing should show up at 2:00pm. We have a loaner bike available. Post a comment if you want to use our loaner. We also have plenty of extra mallets available. What else do you have to do on Sundays?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How the other half lives



I got curious about horse polo after reading Doug D's recent post. Turns out, horse polo is hella played in the greater St Louis area. Anyone want to take a drive out to west county with me and picnic around huge, sweaty animals some Saturday afternoon this summer? If we wanted to try to get Billy Busch's sponsorship attention, we could try to set up a parking lot exhibition match.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dayton this weekend.



Sorry I left last Sunday without getting this stuff straightened out. I'm going. I can drive 2 other people and bikes comfortably. I can drive 3-4 other people and bike uncomfortably.

Leaving as early as possible on Saturday morning to get in on all the pick-up going on that afternoon. There will be a huge alley cat Saturday night. Sunday is the tournament. Monday is Memorial Day, which you should have off. I don't care if we leave Sunday night or Monday morning. Google maps sez it's a 6 hour drive.

Our hosts would like us to bring our own sleeping bags, pillows, and towels. If we are more than one, but less than two teams, Lee gets first choice of team to be on. There may be some stragglers from CoMO to fill in an All-Missouri squad. I'll look for my St Louis City flag. It's around here somewhere.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Night Bike Polo?

http://lizstableinphotos.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/img_0669-copy.jpg

The rain appears to be gone for the rest of the night.

Friday evening bike polo?

Lindenwood Park could be a great way to start a night on the town!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Summer road trip


View polo road trip in a larger map

I wanna try this sometime around mid-June. Anyone down for some/all of the ride?
Discussion developing at bikepolo.ca

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, April 4th. StL vs. CoMO.


This Saturday is the big day of friendlies and the Roller Derby halftime exhibition match in Columbia. Who's in? Who's out? Who can drive?

The plan is to leave St. Louis around noon, play friendlies all afternoon, get dinner, pick our exhibition team of three and an alternate, do the halftime show, party, crash, drive back Sunday morning.

My car will be in Chicago, but I can put my rack on anyone's car.

We will need some kind of uniform to make the exhibition easy on the audience. Matching wheel covers and or shirts and shorts. 'Chovie, you got anything fun for this? Trent, can you get some more cloroplast and vynil?

I am down like a clown.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ski poles

Hey everyone, there's a coupla CL ads for ski poles cheap and free if you care to drive out to south county, st charles, or both.
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/1088936971.html
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/spo/1072283105.html

Neither Trent nor myself have the time right now. I hope a polo-ista can get in on these.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Any interest?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bike Porn and Polo


Do you like custom bikes? Do you like bike polo? I'm driving to Indianapolis this Friday to go to the Hand Built Bike Show and play polo with kids from Indy, Chicago, and Lexington. Perhaps more. Perhaps someone will see the game and make the ultimate 26" cruiser/polo bike.

Depending on interest, I may go up to Chicago on Saturday for the final stage of the winter alleycat series up there, which is always a good time. If not, we'll just drive back from Indy Saturday night and be back in time for polo at Lindenwood. Hopefully there won't be any damn kids on the court this week.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This weekend and April 4th

In addition to the awesomeness that will be the gulf coast in February, there are two more things happening more locally in the polo-verse.

1. Friendlies in Columbia this weekend? Sunday Feb. 8th. I can drive one car, who's in?

2. Also in Columbia: The Columbia Roller Derby team is hosting the St Louis Roller Derby team on Saturday, April 4th. The crew at CoMO Polo suggested a Columbia vs St Louis Bike Polo match as the half time show to continue the theme. The idea was accepted. We need a team of three to go play a ten minute game against a Columbia squad.

Free access to the Derby and the after parties. I will buy fishnets and booty shorts for any players who dare to wear them. The folks in charge need to know the identities of the three St Louisans pretty soon, so they can make the playbill. Places to stay are arranged. Who's down? Which of us can plan that far ahead?

SESPI Feb. 14-15






















Lucky, Dumptruck and I are heading down to Pensacola Beach for the SESPI FEB. 14-15, 2009.

I know it is a long drive but it should be worth it. Anyone else want to go?

Just think Bike Polo in shorts and a T-shirt, hard to remember what that is like.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

STL v COMO friendlies

When do you all want to have a friendlies match versus COMO polo?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Future...

Upcoming polo and bike events:

Wed Jan 14th. Sprints at the Atomic cowboy.

February 8-13 Bike Polo Spring Break in Pensacola, FL

Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15. SESPI polo tournament, Pensacola, FL

Friday-Sunday, February 27-March 1. North American Hand Built Bike Show in Indaianapolis, IN.

Saturday, February 28. The Stairmaster. Brutally fun alley cat in Chicago, IL. Last event of the Tour Da Chicago, an annual 6 stage winter race series. Party to follow.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sunday 1/11/09

Forecast is high thirties and partly sunny. Sounds like polo weather to me. Get a few hours sleep after the Fiasco and meet us at Lindenwood Park at 2pm!

Don't forget that Fiasco Saturday night.

Don't forget the Gold Sprints at the Atomic Cowboy Wednesday Night.

Let's pick a weekend later this month to send a car or two out to Columbia to play polo with our fellow Missourians.