Monday, May 24, 2010

The King Has Spoken



Due to the threat of rain in the forecast, Wednesday polo is being moved to Tuesday afternoon/evening.

Be at Maplewood at 6pm if you feel like sharpening your polo skills.

Bring a case of beer to say goodbye to The Girl (this may be the last time you cuddle with her in the corner for awhile).

Bring water too. It's going to be warm.

Bring fun. Fun is fun.

109 comments:

Anonymous said...

beer at maplewood?

Shin said...

Stoked on the Moody Blues.

Anonymous said...

my Giant Attraction is repaired and i'll be shortening the handlebars on the raleigh a little at work today, so bottom line, there will be an extra bike tonight.
-Patrick

Coach Velveteen Tracksuit said...

polo will be played tonite. i shall bring lights. Patty bring some bannana beer. i shall provide red stripes. anybody else bring what you want. grills, hulk hands...your A game!!????

Anonymous said...

maplewood can suck it.

Sensei said...

Great players beat their surroundings.
They don't let their surroundings beat them.

King said...

Ha! Dont complain about maplewood. At least were not on tennis courts or some odly shaped parking lot under a bridge...
There are a lot of clubs that would kill to have what we have in maplewood.

If your worried about having beers at maplewood- bring a coozie.

Ill have my bike rack if anyone needs a ride. I need a mallet if someone can help me out there.

Anchovy said...

somebody wanna tell me why its at maplewood instead of lindenwood? if we are having a bbq party with beers and coolers and stuff, lindenwood seems infinitely better. A few of us with beer and such is no biggie, but a big group is another story. And for all the people who love Maplewood, it seems like a good way to get alot of bad attention.
Plus its slick, plus if it rains there isnt a big pavilion to hide under.

King said...

personaly, Id like to play at Lindenwood. BUT either is fine with me, I like Maplewood. I think the only issue here is LIGHTING. I dont think we can get a generator permit... ha.

I dont care where we play so yall fight over it and just tell me where to show up.

King said...

<-------- Big fan of how smooth/slick Maplewood is. (seriously i love it)

Ben said...

We aren't having a BBQ party. We're having a normal polo gathering where you can drink beer if you like.

If you choose to drink beer, do it without flaunting it.

If it rains, polo's over and we're going home.

We know Maplewood is slick. It's the same for everyone. Make adjustments to your style of play. Stop trying to carve tight turns...It won't work...Accept it. Enjoy the fact that at Maplewood, we can play polo until 10 at night.

Slick polo til 10 at Maplewood trumps flickering streetlight polo after 8:30 at Lindenwood.

toph said...

well chovi makes a good point. lindenwood does seem to be our party place. pavillion, easy beverage consumtion. remember last time when we had the cops called on us? at maplewood? i can get there to reserve the court. i change my vote to lindenwood.

King said...

Well said Beef!!!

Ben said...

Last time we had a "party" at Lindenwood (Lucky's), someone called the cops on us. Toph easily forgets.

Anchovy said...

I hate that court but i love polo more. So i will be there.

toph said...

i wast just trying to be open. but i did forget about having the park rangers called on us that one time. ill play wherever.

Ben said...

Take your front brake off. Use rear only tonight. I think the key to Maplewood fun is rear brake and tweaked-out rear wheel skids.

100% serious.

Evannn said...

As much as I don't like the slickness, I agree that the good lighting till 10 is a major plus at Maplewood. So that's my vote. But either way I'll be there tonight where ever we end up playing. I might be a little late but I'll be there.

Ben said...

OH BTW:

Evan, Francis, and Rookie Nick from COMO should team up for that "young guns" tournament in Bloomington.

Think about it.

toph said...

evan i will bring that tire for you. Jake i have a mallet you can have also. brand new. ten dollas. see you at polo. colin, if you are so inclined to be at polo tonight. will you see to it that my money is there also?

Ben said...

Colin quit polo. He moved to Mexico. He used his bike and the $50 he never paid you to start a mountain bike gang.

He's on the run from the law, covering miles of desertVa day on an undersized GT.

He's just trying to raise a baby with the little señorita he met across the boarder without being harassed by the Federales.

It's an amazing story...Made possible by a free GT mountain bike.

King said...

Toph consider that mallet SOLD! Ill actually pay you tonight too!

Ben! YES!---When does the book/movie deal get sighned?

Wahooooooooooo POLO tonight is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!!

I<3STLBP!!!

Anchovy said...

i invited some Floridians to polo. They are in Columbia today, but may come out tonight to play. Also, if it doesnt rain, they might be down for some Wed Night polo (I will be out of town). They were not sure when they would be in St.louis, but looked like sometime over the next couple days.
It was Jared if any of you guys remember him.

toph said...

who wants to bring a drill tonight so we can get jake hooked up. mines is fucked up.
-i just saw Colin sunday and i must say Ben you story does explain a few things...

TOPH!! said...

and some screws. btw, consider that HDPE payment for the mallet. dont worry about it.

Anchovy said...

i will bring you a nice set of flush mount bolts.

Evannn said...

Toph, Did you say you had 2 of those tires? If so could you bring both of them? My road bike is due for some new tires so I'll take both off of your hands if you want. And I'll also give you some cash for them tonight.

Toph is going to be like Santa Claus tonight!

Anchovy said...

So there are 5 people coming in tonight to play polo with us. They asked me if i could help with a place to crash for the night. Its Jared and 4 others from Ft.Lauderdale. Anybody got any extra space available? Jared was super nice and i can vouch for him. Anybody? Lucky?

Lucky said...

Yeah, the Floridians are great kids. They will not damage your house.

I dunno if Imma make it out tonight. My bike is all took apart and I am really whupped after 4 straights nights of partying* and poloing.

*partying is a relative term. I saw midnight the last 3 nights in a row!

Anonymous said...

i'll bring my little propane grill its way easier and cleaner than messing with charcoal. bring stuff to grill and other junk to eat. i'll bring the boombox too so bring your ipods or mixtapes

-trent

p.s. if the maplewood court were a polo player it would be a chump.

Toph? said...

polo party! we are doing this!!!!

Tim D. said...

Midnight Lucky? We were up until nearly 4AM dancing with sharp tools and practice swords with crazy Canadians. STL missed out...seriously.

Lucky said...

*partying is a relative term.

Floppy said...

dont worry though Cleveland also did not show up so they cannot claim to party harder. However the Winnipeggers beat both of you in the party department. The bar has been raised yet again. How will STL respond?

Ben said...

I seriously love every single one of you.

There's no other group I'd rather play polo with.

nick said...

Polo was AWESOME tonight...

Thank you STL Bike polo!

Anchovy said...

i have a 2" wide red mark going from my ampit to my elbow. I dont even know how that can happen.

Lee said...

Shout out to Francis for being the newest Official St. Louis Polo Shredder!

Evannn said...

Not polo related, but i thought i would post this here to spread the word...

Hood Kicks show Saturday night!!!!!

Shakespeare's Dead
Thunderkid
Barely Free Partial Prisoners
Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
Hood Kicks

Lemmons
5800 Gravois
St. Louis, MO
$5, 9pm, 21+

I'm playing first so be there early!
And be ready to party!!!

Ben said...

Hood Kicks is polo related.

Fact.

Francis said...

It looks like the rain might be done for today, are we playing tonight? Are the Florida kids still here? If they are and they want to play we would definitely have enough people.

toph said...

i can play tonight. i wont be there until about seven though. if anyone else is interseted. do we have lights. Beef? You down for some more polo?

Ben said...

not really...

King said...

I regret to inform you that the Floridians have left.
However: Im up for POLO tonight.
I have unchecked aggression to get out. I have SLAYER polo in my mind. Its raining rite now, and not blood. so lets make a plan and make it happen.

toph said...

i have a plan. maplewood. 6. polo. i will be there at seven with my extension cord and a light. whos down?

Francis said...

I will play and Rose will play, but we can't be anywhere before 7. Maplewood is great cause of the lights, but it will probably be too slick to play on. Anyone but Toph and Jake willing to play?

Anchovy said...

Im in columbia right now. No polo for me.

King said...

No one else wants to play. Its raining...
NO POLO

Lucky said...

I just got an email from a lady asking if we wanted to do exhibition bike polo during the tour de grove race June 13th.

http://www.tourdegrove.com/

Yea or Nay?

King said...

Say YES we need them to rent/Build a court... THIS IS A FANFUCKINGTASTIC OPPORTUNITY

Ben said...

I'll ham it up for le Tour.

Ben said...

We need a person at the tour to donate a airplane hangar to us.

Anchovy said...

Im out a far as any demo goes. The demo should be all newbies!

King said...

God no. We need to convince all american or some sort of Roller hockey institution to let us demo a REAL game.
POLO is a full contact sport as far as i am concerned. A demo with newbies will be:
A-Lame
B-attracting all sorts of Nerdy bicycle pussys to our club
C-LAME.
Im SICK of playing a half ass games. After out matches last night that level of play is what EVERYONE should expect from now on.
There are NO excuses for anyone playing for over 6mo to not play hard, just plain suck, or be afraid of getting hit. If you are any of these things: GET THE FUCK OUT OF OUR CLUB and go play ROLLER DERBY.
A DEMO should do exactly that DEMONSTRATE the highest level of our ability. No rink = WEAK demo = STLBP being bombarded by shitty people and players to fully destroy this great thing we have the honor of doing 2-3 times a week.

Lucky said...

Hey Jake,

I have been playing this game for about 6 years. I am afraid of getting hit. Sometimes I play half-assed. Sometimes I just plain suck. I want to play to the limits of my abilities some nights. Other nights I just want to hang out and do something besides work.

I do not want to go shoulder to shoulder with anyone at top speed into the boards. I do not want to play full contact polo. I do not want to go buy 100 dollars worth of downhilling pads just to survive a pick up game on a weekend evening.

Shall I "GET THE FUCK OUT OF OUR POLO CLUB" now? Or do you want me to make you that mallet first?

Anchovy said...

Newbies demo!

Ben said...

I will go shoulder to shoulder with you anytime, Jake.

I will dive off of my bike in the middle of a full sprint to thwart a Floridian's scoring chance.

I will channel Slayer through my body and into my shots.

I will sweat and bleed to impress pretty girls and scare gawkers that have never seen polo before.

I am down for any demo.

King said...

Lucky. Your like our sensai. You will never be asked to leave stlbikepolo. You are legend and the reason many of us even have bike polo in the Lou.
I was just makng a point. My point being: the croud we WANT to play with is different than the croud that could be attracted at such events as tour de grove.
Of course there are pickups where we just want to take it easy. But my days of playing polo will be all but over if everyone new to our club is a bike dork. Someone who just doesn't get the phisical part of the game.
This sport has too many people trying to get it to play like horse ridden polo. Where no contact is "allowed". Untill someone ruins this incredible sport of ours (by creating a rule book) I am going to play it like I see fit. Because to me that type of play is fun.
Yesterday lit the flame for me again. And it was because polo was challenging and rewarding. Everyone had fun. No one got hurt.
There were slower games. And faster games. Both fun. However I'm sick to death of being impaired by others who don't have the same passion for the sport. Don't care weather there out on the court or on the Katy trail.
I'd like to think of polo on a bike more like it's hockey on a bike. And if your afraid to take it or give it, pretty please with a muther fucking cherry on top, go elsewhere.
Evereyone should be able to try and succeed at polo. But not everyone will.
So maybe I just need to say. Newbies I'll help you but goddamnit pull your mallet out if the games "too phisical" for you.

toph said...

newbie demo!!!! scare rich roadies drinking their oat sodas and eating cheese wheels on the sidelines? how can we pass this up!!!???thats three things i thoroughly enjoy.

Anonymous said...

tuesday night was awesome! especially that 4-on-4 madness! are we playing Friday?? the weather is supposed to be cooler than the rest of the weekend. i'll bring the extra bike, got a new tire for free because of manufacturer's defect on other one.
-Patrick

Ben said...

Newbie demo?

Question: Would you rather watch me put on a bmx demo -OR- watch Jake put on a bmx demo? (FYI: my bunny hops are weak and I sure-as-hell ain't throwing any backflips.)

The same applies to polo. As a spectator, would you want to see a demonstration of the highest level of STLBP -OR- would you want to watch newbies play pickup all afternoon?

I'm not saying newbies shouldn't go. I just don't understand why all of us wouldn't go. Why should it just be noobs? I imagine they want us shredding pickup games most of the afternoon.

If they just want one game as a polo sample, I think it should be the biggest, meanest, fastest game possible. I want to scare people. I want to see people cringing and shielding their eyes from the chaos.

Also, after the scene Toph made in front of the Florida kids when he threw his bike and mallet in opposite directions in the middle of a game, sending him anywhere to represent us seems questionable at best. I hope the Florida kids believed me when I told them that Toph was from CoMo ;) Maybe he was practicing throwing free gear into the crowd as a way of exciting the audience...If that was his intention, it may be something we could use in the future.

Party Van piñata for le Tour?

nick said...

I would be interested in the demo.

It should be the best players in STL playing. I would be honored to be on the court for that showing.

Nick

PS: I have never been so tired after a game of polo as after the game of The Girl, Trent & I vs Ben, Jake and Floridian. Thank you Beef and King.

Lucky said...

OK. I will tell the lady to tell her contact that we are interested, but want to know what the court situation will be like. Where exactly we'd be playing, what we'd be expected to bring, etc.

BEEF said...

PRROM!

t-shirt cannon said...

why yes i was practicing throwing free stuff. unfortunately they both went in the same direction, and i planned it perfectly cuz i was walking to that corner anyways after just scoring my third goal in efforts of a comeback.
-on a more important note...who wants to play polo tonight! Friday polo,Tilles! Lets keep this new tradition alive!

King said...

Im out... I had too much fun at prom and I work at 7
Anyone want to play durring the day tommorow?>
I will be riding my other bike on Sunday Shred day.

Id like to play SATURDAY at Mt. Pleasant, say 2 or 3pm. anyone??

Anchovy said...

Im out for tonite. Saturdays are no good for me. Sunday is good

sunday? sunday! sunday. said...

see you sunday. im out for saturday. isnt nicks party next saturday?

P.S. Sundays were always shred day. Please change the name of your Sunday event. Example, Sunday Fun Day. Sunday Sun Day.

Anonymous said...

I would like to play polo this evening, maybe i could play tomarrow. -Patrick

Rose said...

I might be able to play tomorrow, but I don't know for sure. I am definitely in for Sunday.

King said...

Hey sunday, Shut the fuck up.
Its sunday shred day because we make it that way.

Ben said...

Polo has never been referred to as "Sunday Shred Day."

On the other hand...

From the May 26, 2005 St. Louis Scene Report:

Bloody Fingers

"If you know the Bloody Fingers, then you know they get things done. Whether tearing up street and park, or body-bagging their way to more than just bloody fingers, these guys ride like they mean it. A while back they started street riding every Sunday and over time they dubbed it 'Sunday Shred Day.'"

Anonymous said...

i just woke up and I want to play polo today! I can't make it sunday because of family stuff, if anyone needs a ride I can fit one person and their bike.
-Patrick

toph said...

okay. okay...so sunday is "Sunday Shred Day". im gonna miss you guys at polo.

King said...

Anyone wanna play today?

nick said...

I can't play today.. I suck

King said...

nick you rock!
Ok so im gonna go shred day and theat will be done and over 3-4sh. You guys keep polo going till i can show up!

Anonymous said...

someone send out a text or call me if polo is happening, thanks. -Patrick

toph said...

how bout dis? polo. maplewood. 5 o clock. Lights? i get off work at 4.) whos wit me? you Sunday Shredders wanna shred up the court on saturday?

King said...

cant play that late today. iv got work at 7 and family stuff before that
Ill see you poloers tommoroe. hope were playing at lindenwood or mt p

toph said...

okay. tommorow sounds good. i was under the impression Jake Ben and Lee would be out shredding the streets sunday but i guess ill just see you tommorow. i dont think we have enough to play tonight and i cant make it till at least 5 today.

King said...

POOP

King said...

just made a few mallets

Evannn said...

Polo tomorrow (sunday) 2 at lindenwood.

Patrick, bring your extra bike.

King, well be playing for a while so feel free to stop by.

Everyone else, let's have our own Sunday shread day.

lindenwood said...

oh.yeah.ohyeah.oh yeah. oh yeahohyeaohyeahohyeah....

Ben said...

Julia Update:

Last night, Julia ran into an Andrew W.K. lookalike. She tried to be nice to him, but he said Andrew W.K. was a pussy. So Julia tried to punch him in the face.

Unfortunately, security didn't like her attempted assault, and they carried her out of the bar.

I don't know about you, but I sure am proud of The Girl.

colin said...

me and kayce will be there at 2

King said...

That a girl!
We miss u Julia!

JULI-UGGH said...

dont fuck with STL. i dont care who you look like.

Anchovy said...

On my way. Runnin late

Lucky said...

Stanley Cup watchin' Monday eve. 7pm at Friendlies.

toph said...

so its gonna rain on wednsday. i say we play at maplehood again on tuesday. anybody else down?

toph said...

or tilles with lights.

King said...

I broke my Collar bone. It is not fun. 4-8 weeks. Have fun without me STLBP

anchovy said...

http://fuckyeahbikepolo.tumblr.com/post/595868907/100-pure-scott-7075-t-6-goodness-two-dozen

Lucky, you know where they got these at?

Anchovy said...

I figure if your gonna go through the trouble of ordering poles, best to get some 7075 ones.

Anchovy said...

Where did you do that at Jake?

King said...

Jumping over a big fence on my bmx. We got it on tape. Definatly the biggest thing iv ever tried

nick said...

Boo to breaking you collar bone

Ben, is your hand ok?

Anyone want to play memorial day polo?

Nick

Anonymous said...

What Ben do to his hand?

Jake, sounds awesome. You know what they say "Go big or go home". You went big.

No polo for me today.

Francis said...

I will play tonight.

STL BIKE POLO said...

lets do it. soon.

Lucky said...

It's Cleveland. They got 'em from a ski rental shop at a trash mountain somewhere, I heard.

Jake, Quit hurting yourself.

Nick - you're the third for NA's now. Shin Beef Laser.

As for polo tonight: Imma be at friendlies watching the hockey game from 7-10. For the rest of this afternoon, I'm takin' care of bizness at home.

hamchovy said...

poor Jake. The polo gods farted in his soup and called it carbonated.

On 2nd thought, i might be able to play later. If we get a good number of people together i think im in.

King said...

HEY fuck you guys, its a collar bone! No offence Nick but get your fucking name off my trophy.

Dont count me out just yet Lucky. My bones are still young

King Shin Beef NA2010

Lucky said...

Drink lots of milk! Do what the doctor sez with the physical therapy and when to start using your arm again. Young bones heal faster, but arthritis is forever.


I don't really get to say who's on the StL "A" team anyway.

nick said...

who says i would even allow beef and shin on my NA championship team?

Dr.Anchovy said...

Yeah, he will be back before you know it. A collar bone is just a glorified rib anyway.
You guys think this rain will blow by and polo will happen?

tophey said...

the sun shines now...if we have blowers. some mops. then there will be dry? or we could just get really pshyched all day and all night like BEEFEYBOY does and play hard on tuesday. King is king of the real big deal shit, please tell me dat happened on Sunday Shred Day....i had stupid fun at melting lindenwood yesterday and i would love nothing more to play again. in the futures.