Dammit! I'm playing. Fuck it. It doesn't hurt that bad. It could be worse. I could be wearing tights
Anyone wearing tights deserves to have their bones permanently broken.
what if i wear tights and skirt?
I think we're basically all coming. Four of us were already planning on it, so everyone else just said fuck it, we're going to STL, too. See you all this weekend!
man fuck you guys! i want to come outside and play, too! some updates: i'll be seeing all my missouri brothers-from-the-gutter at NA's...my transportation is confirmed. i will be arriving in a van that has wet dreams about shredding as hard as the party van. staying on topic, there are rumors the party van will be embarking on an epic road trip to a remote school yard in the desert mountains. keep your ears to the party van floor. also on topic, i just got back from the colorado springs tournament (took female mvp! it was rigged but i got some free shit so i was happy) it was decided there will be a polo tournament in santa fe at the last weekend of july (dates still tenative). theres a sick polo court here, allah if maplewood and mt pleasant got drunk and 9months later had a mistake. it will be awesome (did i mention i have a private hot tub and sauna on my school yard? ya.) maybe the party van's road trip will be at the same time... if there is a polo god. miss some of you guys (i kid!) keep shredding
What're StL's NAs plans? We've got the KingShinBeef, Trent and Nick are both playing on teams with CoMO guys,Evan and I are looking for a third.Hotels near the courts are 50-70 a night right now. The 70/night ones have pools. Are we all going up in T's van? Separate cars? Leaving Thursday, coming back Monday? Sunday night? Does anyone have any friends in Mad-town we can stay with?Jake - Do what your doctor sez about healing time, PT and all that stuff. You don't want to be arthritic and bent at 30.
hehe, "the Lou".
Jake - keep healing. No polo. Seriously. Two more weeks. We need you completely healed. Don't rush it.Sincerely,DadLiz - girls can wear tights.
Any interested in road tripping up to Bloomington Saturday to watch our team take the championship?
Bloomington's a-squad are all playing on separate teams, so you very well may be right. Then again I've never seen Ft.Wayne, Louisville or Nashville play, so they could be darkhorses.
They may be dark horses, but we have dark hearts.There's a celebration in the development stages that will secure STL's place as "hardest partiers" this weekend. I don't want to give anything else away.
You haven't seen Francis shred. He is scary good.
Francis had been following the STL training regimine. He has been training with the best.It's about to get real.
Francis is pulling an all-nighter the night before the tournament!! By the time he gets to Bloomington, he'll be 12 hours deep in partying! St. Louis with a partying headstart?? That party trophy already has "St. Louis" carved on it.
Sadly I dont have the dollars for a trip up to madison. I am however pretty pumped for sunday. Is there anyplace we can play multiple games at the same time?
Kayce: If you beg and plead the Madison kids for a house to crash in, or if you can get into a room with your old Philly-mates, you may be able to take some of the cost out of going to NAs.There really isn't a multi-court set up in St Louis. If there's a lot of people and we play at L-wood. We can spin a group off to W-moore or Tilles.
Sorry if this is a double post..Nice monocog on clist for $175obo.Would make rad polo bike
hey lucky and evan,i'd play with you guys! it'd be fun, but we are all predominately defensive players... so, think about that. and let me know.also: black big tides tshirts will be for sale at NAs. jared and kelli from ftl hooked it up $3/shirt. if any of you goons wanted to make shirts out of the new logo, they'd be the people to do it.
Big Tides and STL Seal shirts?WANT!
which seal, goons or cuddlers?
Cuddlers. The Goons seal was a joke about this reputation we've been given.
Julia, Can you send me their contact info, I will try and coordinate the seal shirts. Ben, can I get this in a format they will be able to use?
Interjection: Make the goons and the Cuddlers...I hate it, you guys are rite... no fun for me for at least two weeks. poop.Kayce: Lindenwood has the rink and 2x Tennis courts. If you have cones and somthing to stop the ball going under the fence your in buisness. Also Tilles has a rink and 2x courts... Just an idea (a great one)
Celebration/Party supplies are being gathered.Bloomington, here we come!
So amidst all this babble about pete wearing tights and Liz showing us her who ha, I cannot find a location for Sunday play. Where is it going to be boys? Personally my vote is for Lindenwood but this was just where I first saw bike hockey-i mean polo-played well.
Floppy, was Lindenwood also the first place you had a newbie teammate spectacularly crash into you? i vote for Lindenwood, with bathrooms and shade its my favorite place for polo party. -Patrick
Lindenwood was the first place where Floppy wanted to murder a newbie teammate.
POLO POLO POLO!!!!!
MWBP Champeenship V was my first tourney. And we did not take DFL!
lindenwood. 2pm sunday. this is happening, and it will be amazing.
We could bbq also if you guys are up for it. I can bring a grill. Lindenwood is a good spot. If we get too many people we can bleed over to Willmore park (5 minutes away).
You guys should play on the tennis courts if there's way too many ppl. Keep it cozy. We seem to forget that other clubs play all on all sorts of courts. Most without any type of wall /boards. Playing on a different surface can only help. Frustration leads to adaptation. Adaptation wins games. Just my broken ass 2 cents.I hate being hurt. I love polo
on a whim, i bought 2 bottles of Stone Ruination IPA curry mustard grilling sauce while in Dayton last weekend. if it tastes anything like the beer its made from, it could be nice alternative to bbq. -Patrick
I will bring eggplant for the curry mustard grilling sauce bbq at Lindenwood. I will also bring my brand new polo rig, complete with St Louis-style BMX front end. Thanks, Jake! It took forever to build this thing up, I hope it lasts a while.
oh man. i am so excited for fucking sunday.
Toph is fucking on sunday? Even more reason to come out.
i'd say less...
PARTY TIP: Keep on going. Even if it feels impossible, just take a deep breath and keep pushing. You're going to make it!
St.Louis over Columbus in the final. Ben takes MVP, Louisville takes party's hardest.
Most valuable BEEF! please tell me that louisville bullshit is a lie.
Hey, COuld someone give me the skinny on the location for today, I just moved to carbondale, and I'll be driving up with my BP bike. I'll probably be on the road, so could some kind soul text me the time and address?sebastian 1 618 303 0603Btw. I just moved here from Shanghai where we started a BP league and put on a KILLER alley cat race:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDsNNZDA3uA
google maps.lindenwood park.lindenwood and jameson.
Directions painstakingly texted.
way to go G-PA! now go ice down those arthritic fingers.
Whats the word on grilling? If its a yes Im gonna bring some vegan burgers.
definitely bring those veggie burgers! thanks to a sacrifice of the pink huffy, the Giant is back, i just made a new mallet and I am super excited for polo party today! -Patrick
Dear Patrick, We are sorry to inform you the HUFFY is not worthy of a sacrifice. This is in no way an appeal to the Polo Gods. We are in fact pretty upset at your attempt to substitute a worthy sacrifice with a HUFFY. Your play will subsequently, suffer unless you immedeatly revoke your insufficent gesture with a blood sacrifice....
yes there will be a grill.
yo dudes. if anyone has a drill. Ben, Anchovy, Nick. Please bring it. and a screw to lock down my new mallet. that would be awesome.
Screw your screw!
Here are my photos from this weekend:http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029711&id=80901617&l=60dcd8714fI'll have my video of the final up soon, but Zach posted this one which is from the opposite side of where I was standing:http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029711&id=80901617&l=60dcd8714f
Hey, thanks for sunday, was great to meet you all. I'll be watching for games and come up whenever possible. Also if I can get 6 mallets together I'll kick off a SIUc league and it would be great if y'all came down to show the yokels how its done! (and drink beers with college girls)cheers,sebastian
I'm glad that article mentioned the vomit. Also, that girl got a shoulder to the throat, not a mallet!I just noticed that I linked the wrong thing for the video. It's here: http://polo-velo-bloomington.blogspot.com/2010/06/young-guns-final-match-stlouis-vs.html
http://brucecarver.smugmug.com/Sports/Indiana-Bike-Polo-Invitational/12624333_rGtPU#908223364_zCryZPicture #70 FTMFW!!!
Thanks again for a killer weekend guys! I knew it would come down to you guys and columbus! Sorry i wasn't up for partying (or even drinking) on saturday night, but the whole week took quite a toll on me.
holllllly crap... picture #70 was the cherry on top for me for this weekend.now if we only had a picture of Rose going thru the window...
I really wish there was a picture of that too. What a great weekend.Zach, I still owe you five dollars. It'll get to you somehow. Thanks for being awesome.
congrats dignified gentleman! even though everyone knew you would win all along, you still deserve to be doted on. stl's first 1st place (unless grandpa wants to correct me)! if youre bored, check out Santa Fe's bike polo blog. Just got it going,http://fantasebikepolo.blogspot.com/
Dignified Gentlemen indeed! This club is full of SHREDDERS!!!
When you train with shredders, you soon find yourself becoming a shredder.We need to start a STL Bike Polo boot camp where people pay to train with us for a week. Unfortunately for them, we can't promise them a peaceful rose garden.(insert offensive poster here)
My polo boot camp has started...I'm attempting to bring my game to that next level. Good luck to you all...
Jake and Cole need to get Muscle Beach set up in their front yard. We need polo weight training.Nick - I need some pushing in these final weeks leading up to North Americans. I'm feeling a little burnt out. I need help being all that I can be. We can push each other!Iron sharpening iron!
I will train with you! Specific skills I want to work on in drills (as opposed to scrimmage): Receiving passes under the bottom bracket.Give and go passing around oncoming opponants.Ball handling at speed.
I'd be down for non-pickup practice on non-polo days...ie. tonight.Anytime someone wants to practice, send out a text to a few people. I know I'd be down most nights.
We need lots of balls. Basketball players have a whole rack full when they practice freethrows.I only have one red ball left in my posession.And water, we will need lots of water if we're going to practice tonight.
I, stupidly, left both of my Franklin reds in Bloomington.We don't have to practice tonight. I was just saying that I'd be down almost any non-pickup day/night.
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there. You must go beyond them.
"STL Bootcamp". I was actually thinking about this exact idea this weekend and may (or not) have mentioned it to Francis. Basically i want to come train with you guys the week before NA's. If there was a few days in a row when y'all would be playing i (and my team) would make the trek and stay for a bit. Throw the COMO boys in the mix and that's some quality training time.Ben, I'll make sure you get yr balls back ;)
impromptu freindlies again? sounds awesome.
that was weird. last comment was toph by the way.
If you come to boot camp, there's no puking allowed on our rinks.There will be cuddling.There will be crashes.There will be blood (not the movie).There will be lazers.There will be the toughest polo you've ever played.STL Boot Camp: Abandon all hope, ye who enter.
hey MVP, since you have soooo many wheels now. you wanna sell me that B-43 front? if you wanna keep it to look at that's cool too.
I'll sell you a track frame to go along with the wheel.
Why don't you just give me $100, and we can skip the process of you buying that wheel and selling it back to me a month later.
No. no ben you got it all wrong. heres how it goes. I buy the wheel for $800 dollars impulsively. then i sell it to my stoner friend so he can build a delorian time machine. he breaks it, then sells it back to ANCHOVY for $10 6 months later. then we go back in time and do it all again!
Apparently, the finals of ESPI5 will be 30 minutes of polo. They're going to time rather than to 5 goals in all of the rounds (Pete said Midwests was the same). If North Americans do this, it's time to start hill climbing again. Endurance training (is necessary) FTW!
That just means King Shin Beef will have to beat everyone 10-0. No problem right? even further and were gonna end up with a basketball score. NBA, not college. Example 100-0.
When are you guys playing next?
Tonight. Wednesdays and Sundays.
Where at tonight?
maplewood? the lights actually work and we can play a little bit later...
-1. I think i got heatstroke on Sunday. I will opt out this hot bitch.
Rose and I are in. I also like the extra time we get at maplewood, my vote is that we play there.
out. i really miss polo, one of these days i'll play again.-Trent
i vote for maplewood, looking forward to playing at night for a change. -Patrick
Be at Maplewood at 6. Prepare to sweat. Boot camp starts tonight!Bring a light if you have one.
I'll be there, colin wont.
Bring a rock-hard red ball too.
im out, but i got a red or 2 in my truck bed, i know i got at least one if you need it. Just come by and grab it out of the bed, no need to knock. My polo is your polo.6956 jamieson. PS... TIM A (or anybody). do you know where to get hard franklin reds in STL?
I've scoured several Sports Authorities and Total Hockeys when I'm in town, but all I can find is liquid-filled reds or orange non-liquid filled Franklins. The AGS balls can be drilled and drained, though.
I think liquid-filled reds that have been drilled are better than standard reds. They seem heavier and harder after drilling.Seriously.
3 weeks... mark the calendar...
History will be made.
For those about to shred, we salute you!
Anyone know Ben's email?tell him to shoot me a line at wardenofthewoods [at] gmail dotcom
chrisTOPHER got shredder of the night last night with his ripped open knew. Hopefully you wont have to get stitches. Good job!
knew = knee
Pffft. Francis was the shredder. Toph got shredded.
too bad this sport has so many rules. it would be fun to play on a bike!http://www.good.is/post/argentina-s-weird-awesome-national-sport/
It is time for a new post. We have 107 comments.We need a Kurt Loader update.
its true. i got shredded. there was blood. ben was there. it was cool.
How is your knee? Did you have to get stitches?
"They're going to time rather than to 5 goals in all of the rounds (Pete said Midwests was the same)."In MPLS, this was only the Swiss rounds. The double elim. on Sunday was first to five or time as normal.
where and when tomorrow?
two o clock. lindenwood.
BTW francis, my knee is fine. thanks for asking. I was just bummed out cuz i hit the exact same spot that was still healing. I'm still amazed every time i play, on sweaty sundays wednsdays and any other day of the week we should decide to gather, how good this club is. a good example is Ben and I. Beef and Toph started playing polo at literally the EXACT same time and within a month he had already gotten himself a bike and was off to shred city. I watched Ben quickly ascend the ranks of Bike Polo and establish himself within a few months as a regular shredder. I used to sit on the sidelines or lean on the goal after letting one in and wonder. "How is this possible? We should be at the same level." That was only my youthful frustration that i have since put aside. A new day is dawing for Toph A. Loaf. Brought on by pain, blood, frustration and maybe even a little internal analyzation. Any other team may have given up on prospects like myself but alas, here i am at my one year aniversery. on the cusp of turning things around. Evan Ben and Francis(who is another story entirely) solidified last weekend how magical Saint Louis Bike Polo really is. Winning tournaments and bringing home Golden balls to show us all what we should aspire to be. Stl bike polo is the best. No matter who's team, i am honored to be on the court. We yell at each other, we hit each other, we even hurt each other sometimes. It only makes this little club a little bit stronger. Unified by one common goal Stl bike polo will CONTINUE blaze a fiery path to victory.
Hey Colin or Kayce, can one of you bring my gloves next time you come to polo? Thanks!I'm bringing some cupcakes today, too.
Not for me today. Just a little mallet head work left to do, then I'm done with that for the rest of the summer.It's supposed to be hella-nice this week, I would like to play and practice a few times. Monday, Wednesday, Friday?Went to the Fiasco last night on the polo bike. Figured it was a good way to get used to its handling. Every time I was straining to get up a huge hill or swerving in and out of parked cars I kept yelling "I'm training!" into the night.
2 lindEnwood. See you there.Anchovy
Awesome games today you guys. Only 6 of us but it was good fun. I had a blast and now i feel sick from that shaved ice after party.
im just gonna throw this out there now. is anyone is down to play tuesday at lindenwood? around lets say 6? that would mean back to back nights for some of us. im excited to get my game in shape. and excited for more polo. it looks like it might cool off this week. can we make this happen?
I'm sorry I missed to today, float trips are tiring. It's good endurance training. I'm in for Monday and Wednesday for sure. Lets shred bike polo!
its cool. i have class till 9:30 mon and wed. would you be down to play tuesday. that would give us dudes who played yesterday a break. and then i can play. it might seem self centered but it kind of makes sense. if not then i shall see you sunday.
I'd play tonight if enough people are down.
can you play tuesday?
I could tues. Lindenwood.
I can't play tonight, I can Tuesday and Wednesday. If we play Tuesday I doubt we would get enough to play Wednesday, so maybe we should just play on the day that the most people can come.
I can't play tonight or Tuesday, but Wednesday is good.
Sounds like no polo tonight. I'll be training by myself (hill climbs!).I'd rather not play Tuesday and stay on the regular Wednesday/Sunday schedule for fear that Tuesday night polo would potentially prevent people from showing on Wednesday. (aka: what Francis said)
I can't play till Wednesday. I'll hopefully have a new tire by then (shredded another yesterday) but If the weather is nice this week I'd be down to play Friday evening. I know that's a ways away, but I just wanted to put that out there.
if we can get six on tuesday i can play. i'm definitely out on wed. i have a project due. some other people have vocalized they would be willing to play on tuesday. francis, myself and anchovy. the time to train is now. the hour is upon us. if anyone is interested in playing some POLO. Lindenwood Park. Tuesday, june 28. 6pm. new post please.
in general, I'm always in for wednesday polo this summer, except on July 14 out of town. I could play tomorrow/tuesday, but i wouldn't be there till around 7pm. -Patrick
I can play tonight if anybody wants. Tuesday nights at lindenwood can be a bonus night. Wed will be the normal day that we all get together but Tues will be for those who just want more polo.
i'm in. will be after 7 before i show up at lindenwood
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