WHAT THE FUCK! NO PICTURE!? WHO TAUGHT THIS G-PA HOW TO POST TO THE BLOG?
Sorry, no digital camera, no picture-phone. More Grandpa than polo today. You'll see it soon enough. Stealing all your passes and sending wrister goals over your wheels.
Lacrosse shaft? Are you going to be chopping our mallets in half?That seemed to be the strategy of several teams in Madison?
okay. you NEED to find a new victim for your little striking demo...i beleive you owe me a mallet shaft.:\
Kurt loader is on his way back to us! All four tires were slashed up in that godforsaken hell-hole, but the van and out stuff is intact. 5:30-ish, Trent's house.
can someone let meknow if we are playing tommorrow where and where number is 314-255-7600.
rinks are maybe still wet from last night. supposed to rain again around 2 or 3. if we do play, i suggest L-Wood for the pavillion. im at work till 2, but as usual i can play today.
I'll play 2pm at Lindenwood.May I borrow a digital camera and a data cable from someone this afternoon? I need to get some pics of my car for a craigslist ad.
so. its not supposed to rain til five. %30. whaddaya say we go and get some shafts and some balls together and hit em around a little bit. just hit em around.
I can bring a camera and take pics. Data cable? Those don't even come with cameras anymore. 2 at Lindenwood it is.
i have a USB data cable. or you can just dump the pictures off the card directly onto your computer. Fancy Pants.
colin and i will be there at 2
i'll be there around 2 but i probably have to leave before 5. -Patrick
has anybody been by the court today? (lindenwood)
Can someone bring a little chain lube? Bikes that went to Madison spent some time in the rain.
I need some way to get the pics from the camera to my computer, which does not have a card reader, just usb ports.I would prefer to borrow the camera, as 1. the car is not clean yet and 2. I wanted to take some product shots of the new polo levers. I doubt Anchovy can do his bizness without a camera for very long.
i'll bring my digi camera. plus the cord. plus a neat little case to put it in. plus some extra lenses. its a nice camera, but i trust yout with it.
I will be late. But not by much
Thanks, toph. That means a lot. I'll bring you a ski pole.Evan, please come to polo today. I've got your big, honkin, hitch-mount bike rack.
yipee! see you at polo.
Toph, what were the names of those bike websites? thanks, -Patrick
Picked up an old Kona MTb today (Hahanna). Rigid 1" fork on it. $50 if anybody is interested. Cromo. I know everybody is pretty secure in the rides they have right now. Just throwin it out there.
Scroll towards the bottom of the page.http://leagueofbikepolo.com/forum/general/2010/04/24/the-leaguge-need-some-fun-trashingLet the trash talk begin...
So many things to say...none of them nice.Keeping my comments to myself.
My computer blew up when I went to that link. I guess even my computer knows better than to go to .ca
I'm just glad the Internet was invented so people finally have a place to whine...
What're the details on seeing The Warriors at the Moolah tonight? I can't find the info on their website. Time? Cost? Dress code?
free. 7pm. it is an underwear party.its a facebook thing.
You're joking about the underwear thing. That doesn't even make sense as a themed dress code.I do like free movies, though. Imma try to get there. Who's in?
I'll be there skivvies and all.
i've got too much shit to do tonight. so i'm out.-van mechanic
I like my free shit to come with other free shit. Sooo im going to Lemmons for free pizza, wings and movies. Also the moolah is free alot of the time on weeknights. Go in and goto the right and go all the way up to the balcony. Ive only seen a person there checking for tickets on the weekends. The only downside is that you dont get a couch.
There's no point to watching a movie about cut-off jean jacketed gangs if you can't go with your favorite cutt-off jean jacketed polo crew. Is anyone available to ride up to Midtown with me for this?
I'm out. Yesterday's polo and Fiasco have left me drained today.
STL vs CoMo Bench Minor
Saint Louis vs. COMO Float Trip!
bench minor style grudge match between como and st. louis sounds awesome. lets do it. August 14 or 15 at Mt. Pleasant? No maximum number of players. 3 - 20 minute periods. winner wins.
It'd be sick if we could do it at Cosmo Park and remove a plastic Jersey Barrier on each side of the rink so the teams had an entrance/exit.10 on 10Just thinking through the keyboard.
The visitor's goal at Mt Pleasant opens as a double door. Mt. Pleasant has 2 side points of entry. One on each side. Lets put the visitor's on the land mine side.
Not to interupt this brain storming session, because it sounds awesome! But does anyone by chance wanna play tonight? I can't tomorrow so I thought I would just check and see if anyone else was interested... I'm not trying to take anyway from Wed night polo or anything, just anxious to play... Let me know! 618-520-3310 if that works better for ya
Also not trying to interrupt, but one important factor to keep in mind: I will be in town from Aug 12-16 for my birthday. A polo party is inevitable, a stl vs. como polo party would be indelible.
I could play. What's the weather like in the city? It's dumping rain at my office right now.
Rats... If it's raining then obviously no polo. My work is on the exact wrong side of the city to predict the weather.
Storm is just rolling in now. I am out tonight. Down for both CoMO vs StL bench minor and Missouri Polo Float Trip.
a mo polo float trip gets my vote for the weekend of aug 14-15
Anonymous votes don't count.
Why does this keep happening to me!
Kayce, would you like to crash in my apt this weekend while I'm out of town? All you gotta do is feed the cats and not trash the place. I've got a few hardcore 7" you can play on the credenza to lull yourself to sleep.This offer goes for all of you. I'll be out of town from Thursday afternoon until Sunday night, and these cats can't feed themselves!
Lucky that sounds pretty awesome. I can keep an eye on your cats and not break your shit.Also the rain seems pretty hit or miss tommorow, we might get some games in.
Rad. I'm leaving straight from work Thursday, so I'll give you the key tonight at polo. You can even come back here with me from the court if you like and crash on the couch, so you don't need to get another ride into the city tomorrow.If there's to be spotty rain today, I vote Lindenwood, as early as people can start, to beat the soccer thugs to the rink.
Lucky, will you bring me a single cap mallet head? How do they cost?
They cost very well, thank you.I'll bring it.
Location? I will be there, colin will not.My vote is for lindenwood, earlier.
Rose and I are going to come. Where are we playing? I don't think rain is much of a threat at this point.
Lindenwood at 5:37. Maplewood if soccer punks beat us to Lindenwood.
I agree. I just texted Ben, he is in and has lights, soIt's Maplewood. Uh 6-6:30? I may be late. Wrapping bday presents last minute.
I'll be there late. Gotta get to the Post Office. Some bitchy frenchman wants his mallet heads before Worlds.Text me when you figure out where you're playing.
can't be there till 7ish, so I hope we end up at Maplewood for night polo under an almost full moon. i did fix the Giant, so I will be accelerating and also not crashing into Anchovy as much. -Patrick
maplewood and lindenwood are hockey rinks for hockey players only.
Maplewood, Lindenwood, Tiles, Mt. Pleasant etc... are all polo courts, that we allow hockey and soccer players to use.
EVERYONE knows stlouisans dont like to play sports on their intended surfaces. Just ask those pesky lindenwood soccer players. Get used to it.
So you want to be a hockey player in St. Louis.Are you a jackass? Yes or No (circle one)Your answer determines whether or not you make the cut.
can we isolate the problem to ROLLER HOCKEY players. eveyone knows roller hockey is for hockey players who didnt make the "B,C,or even the D team."they lead sad frustrated lives; wearing down expesive sticks. having only three wheels, never knowing any different. thus they are outcast by the hockey community and forced to play on concrete courts, on which they spend their dissapointed lives practing goal celebrations, and complaining. posting on blogs.. and other such sordid activities.-i played real hockey for 13 years and am only a jackass sometimes.
Save the date: 1st Midwest Open in Lexington Nov. 13-14, 2010. This should be a good one. Let the training begin...
i think we have a few teams going. we'll see you there.
Death to all hockey players.Especially, those annoying French-Canadian hockey players.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF43P-FJrFo
last i checked bike polo isnt a sport and shouldnt be played on roller hockey rinks.
so are we gonna do a COMO vs. STL bench minor style game or what?
Yes! We need a date and place. 10 v 10. Three 20-minute periods. Team (gang) colors. Goal scorers. Defensive walls. Violent enforcers. Gatorade bath for the winning team.We could do straight up STL vs. CoMo, or we could pick two captains and do a draft resulting in mixed teams.
a mini draft would let us mix in the kansans, and would be pretty interesting. i would prefer to keep it a test of the depth of our talent pools, straight como vs. stl. i really like the thought of sharing a jersey with most of como and playing on one team together.plus, it'd be for bragging rights this way, and i think the rivalry makes it more fun while you're playing.
PARTY TIP: Don't worry about anything anymore! Worrying is wasted energy that could be used to party.
I say como vs stl
i say early sept. for this shindig. lets decide on a date so people can take off work and whatnot. maybe second weekend of Sept? sound good?
When does Evan leave for Denver? We should do it before he moves.
Agreed. Evan when do you leave. We wanna have a party.
Can i become a temporary resident of STL just to play in this game? I'll even wear white pants if that what it takes!Or how about an impartial referee? I promise to be so drunk that i miss 9 out of 10 calls and sleep the entire second half.
Are you trying to make reference to Lucky's superior refereeing?
i don't know when evan moves, but i move to chicago sept. 1, so i personally would prefer to see it happen before then. i say we either do it at cosmo park or all chip in and rent out the skatium for an hour and a half.zach - i'm fine with it, stl will need help keeping up with como's deep ass bench, ha!
I vote for StL vs CoMo, too. But if you guys want the Scary Larry kids in your pool, we get Bloomington.Is anyone from CoMO going to Berlin? We could do it that weekend.
RE: renting the skatium. It's possible, but as far as weekends go, the further in advance you can schedule it, the better a chance that the time slot isn't already booked up. Weekends are busy over there. Also, it's 50/hr.So; 2 hours is 100 bones divided by 2 teams of 10. Oh, that's only 5 dollars a head. That's do-able. I volunteer not to ref. There's a roller hockey league that practices at the Skatium. We may be able to con one of them into reffing for us.
yeah. thats hella cheap. lets set a date. seems more like late august now. maybe last weekend in august? if thats cool with Chris and Evan.
NO REFS. We're all friends, and we know the rules of bike polo. It'd just be like pickup...except we're constantly making line changes on the fly.We're perfectly capable of policing ourselves.I'd be down to attempt a Skatium session or drive to Cosmo Park.Speaking of Skatium...Lock-In, anyone? Now's probably the time to decide if we're seriously doing it or not.
I don't have an exact date for the move yet, but it's looking like it will be sept 21st at the earliest. So I've got some time. The sooner we can pick a weekend, the better it'll work out for me though. So if we say the last weekend in august, then let's take a general vote and go with it. And I say stl vs como... Let the heckling training begin!!!
im totally down with helping out at the lock-in. im also down for riding with someone down to como. i say saturday the 28th and of course into sunday the 29th of August at COSMO for the CoMo, STL challenge. -i need at least a two week window to take off work.
I'm definitely in for both the bench minor and the lock-in. The last week in August is fine with me, if we are going to Columbia I also need to know soon so that I can ask off Saturday night.
I would plan on going to CoMo. It's pretty short notice to secure the Skatium.
so last weekend of august is good with people? if there is an issue speak up now.
Cosmo it is! Everyone OK with that? Plan on partying afterwards, as you'll all have a place to crash. Still in the process of making sure most of us can make it, but a month should be more than plenty of time.
You guys playing tomorrow? I'm game!
Hooray for big courts and big teams!So who's gonna be the manager/coach for each respective team? Lee? Lucky? Charlie? Chris?
i think lucky would be a good team manager..then again lee would be awesome too. i dont know if i would want our team manager nodding off all G-Pa style during standard columbia 5am partying. advantage-Lee.-sebastian. if courts are dry, which i assume they are. we play at 2pm. Lindenwood. Be there and bring a bicycle. Be warned. hardcore training has started, a challenge has been issued.
I don't know about CoMo, but for as long as I've been playing polo in STL, there has been no leader. We don't have A, B, and C teams. We're all equal. We're all in charge."We don't have a king."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xd_zkMEgkIAnd that fact creates interesting situations when security guards or police officers pull up and ask, "Who is in charge here?"Do we need a captain for the Bench Minor?What would his/her responsibility be outside of being the first person to touch the trophy at the end of the day?
hey i am playing today and want to be part of the bench minor and lock in
Polo 2 lindenwood? Yeah? Or is 1 better? I wont be there till 1:3o at the soonest.
usual time is 2. i cant be there till 2:30. if you guys wanna start early awesome. hey, chovi. can you text Pete Henry and ask him to come to polo today so i can give him some doughnuts?
some sort of manager/player or outright coach is gonna help a lot. somebody has to get the bench in order, calling out the line changes and keeping it all on the same page. at bench minor in NYC it was usually a manager and a couple of assistant managers who were all players too.
i have to say ben and lee have both shown admirable moments of leadership. ben with his POOP helmet"im in charge here" and lee with his undying enthusiasm and pre ride oratory gold at every fiasco. i also feel we do not need a captain(i was just entertaining the idea of Lucky acting as coach\honourable referee and Lee yelling 'C'mon Toph' every 10 seconds). Perhaps bloomington really does need a captain or manager. after we kill everyone on their team!!!!!!!
Team Denim Vests vs. CoMo
Some players in Columbia have big enough egos to believe they are "A" players, but it is what it is. Some of us play for kicks, while others are overly competitive. Whatever the case, we will most certainly dominate:)
I'm going to be out of town the last weekend in August.-Lee
Me too, Lee. I have a family wedding. If this one happens at Cosmo...I want another one to happen in STL in the fall, so Lee and I can kill each other on the court, of course. Love, Tim D.
no worries. i think we can manage throwing another one together...it doesent have to be bench minor or anything like that, it would be cool just to get CoMo, Stl, Bloom, and maybe Kc together.
Well of course friendlies are always good, but I would like to try to hockey style, full team, one hour game thing. It's just that I absolutely can't do it that weekend.
Friendlies are good but we all play plenty of pickup- i'd like to further explore this team polo concept. Here in btown we occasionally play "east coast rules" with 20 minute nonstop games, 4 players per side (rotating-,1 always sits), and no goal limit. It really makes you work together to pass and strategize. It's fun for a change.Coaches or not, either way i just wanna play some epic polo!
awesome polo today! especially that last game! and Lucky, if you'll be at polo Wednesday, could you bring one of those larger mallets that is only capped on one end, thanks.-Patrick
Since the 28th doesn't work for some people, maybe we should consider the 21st instead.Polo was fun today. I own Colin's valve stem.
im out for that weekend. sisters wedding. guess it september for me. whatevs. awesome polo today. i should be at polo wed. patrick if you can, remember to bring them wheelcovers that would be awesome.
PARTY TIP: Ponder the fact that if your parents hadn't partied, you wouldn't exist.
For all those who were out on Sunday. Jake broke his frame (in 3 places, only one chainstay was holding the back end on). Lets have a moment of silence for the Bianchi Ocelot.
I would make a terrible team manager, btw. I would just keep sending Anchovy in to mess with people's minds and games.I do think I have an old bear bryant hat around somewhere though...
...for the first time of the 1000th time.http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt352/fixed_st_louis/FromTheDeskofAWK.jpg
Goin' to the Bleeding Deacon on Chippewa around 7 to meet up with that former St Louisan now San Diegan polo player who's in town. Y'all are welcome to join us.In other news, I finally got the confirmed dates for the Neew belgium Bike In movies/polo demos at the Atomic Cowboy. 8-17,9-14,and 10-12. Can we get court materials together in 2 weeks?
even four coats of Gold Sparkle Rattle Can could not withstand the incredible force of shredding fun having.
this blog was better when people regularly posted new posts that featured pictures and controversy.someone breathe a little life into this place.
PPAATTrY TiP: Dontt try to typw while you'rw partuing.
PARTY TIP: Push yourself - you can go past your limits. Way, way, way, WAY past!
"The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others --- the living --- are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In." - Hunter S. Thompson
Lucky, I'll be out of town till late Sunday night, but after that I will help gather/build/whatever else to help for the demo.
How many people are interested in polo tonight?How many people can show up close to the 6:15 pm starting time? (8 pm is NOT close)Do we have six people?I want to know that we'll have 6 before braving the heat. I want to know that we'll have 6 because 3 v 2 isn't all that fun. I want to know that we'll have 6 because I want five people fighting alongside me when we rumble with hockey kids that think they're entitled to the rink.If you're in, please speak up.
I'm not gonna make it. Taking a break for a bit. Got a deadline to get a shirt biz up and running. Gotta focus on that for a while. I'll be back to polo in the fall.I'll see you all around. Glad that polo has grown from what Paul and I started to something that allows me to skip for awhile and still have a game happen.
I have a funeral to goto today so i am out. Sorry,would like to play, but cant.
Hey...you/we better be playing tonight! I'm staying town an extra day so hopefully we can play tonight.I'm the former St. Louisan now San Diegan and I want to see some STL polo.Can someone text/call to let me know if and where polo will happen tonight? 8 14 five seven four 16 fifty-one.
You heard the man!Show up at polo tonight (on time).Maplewood. 6:15 pm.The Maplewood rink is at the corner of Manchester and Big Bend. Next to the pool. Behind the police station.
it's so hot out. but, this is my last polo for a long while, so i'm planning on coming. patrick, you should come too so i can have my mallets!
Sweet...I'll be there!The only problem is that I will be without a bike or mallet. However I will bring beers to barter...so hopefully I can borrow some? Pretty please.- SD
Francis and I probably can't get there until after 8, but we'll show up. Definitely won't be there at 6:15, though.
i can play tonight. sebastian, i have a mallet if you need it. no bike though, patrick? do you still have your raleigh? bring that. i assume you are playing tonight.i beleive we have six. this is what i got so far.BeefTophRancis(rose and francis)Out of town dude(thanks for coming out)LizPatrick-6:15 may be too early. i dont know if we'll have enough before rose and francis arrive. post here if you can be there around 6:15-6:30.so far Ben and I can be there then.Post here if you are playing at all.
Thus far, we have four people and three bikes showing up at 6:15.We need more people. How'd 3/4 of our club disappear?
Please come!?!?I will personally wipe you down with a cold, wet sponge between games.- SD
I will try and come, but I can't make any promises.
i'm trying to talk my nick into coming as well. so far, not good luck.
the club disappeared when i moved away... ...i'm coming back on the 24th now instead of on the 12th. evan tells me it's his birthday. a quick consultation of the farmers almanac tells me there's a full moon.
i'll try to be there before 6:45, definitely before 7. i have 2 wheel covers for Toph, and 2 mallets for Liz, but no extra bike since the Raleigh is still without a brake cable.-Patrick
i'm out tonight
I honestly don't think we have enough for polo.MeGuestLizTophPatrickRose (late)Francis (late)
so, who wants to play thursday.
Hello all: I'm a friend of Anchovy. And a photographer.I'm interested in photographing your club for a project I am working on. Sounds as if you may not be playing tonight but I'd like to catch you all in on Sunday if possible. You'll be at Lindenwood, right?MARK
No polo tonight.
Yeah we should be playing at Lindenwood or Mt. Pleasant on Sunday. Keep an eye on the blog for the final decision.Either way, we'll be playing around 2PM.
Fuuuuuuuuuuck.I drove all the way from Ill and I get a no polo?Boooooo St. Louis. Boooooo.
okay. i counted seven people. its wednsday, there were more than six people. are the lights at maplewood still broken?(if they are then ill shut up) is this club broken? no polo tonight was lame, but whatever. im at home riding my bike and getting sweaty for nothing. also known as "training" for dissapointment. i suck at math but, no hockey players + seven polo players should equal fun.
Well...is anyone at least drinking tonight or something? I'm in the city with nothing to do but drive to Illinois tonight and fly back to San Diego tomorrow.SD
Alright St. Louis,I will be sitting here at the maplewood rink for another 30 minutes or so....then I'm off to find somewhere to drink off my nopolo-sorrows before returning to Illinois.If anyone wants to stop by to say hi, my number is a few posts up.Later Midwest.- Hillbilly (Chris from SD)
i would go hang out. im so fucking poor, im scraping together old bikes so i can put something other than ranch dressing and carrots in my fridge. Bars scare me.
there was not a single hockey player at Maplewood when I showed up around 6:40. let's play polo tomorrow/Thursday! even if we can only get 4 people that would still be fun! -Patrick
Me and Colin are still without working steeds. Colin's will be fixed tommorow, mine hopefully will be ready by Sunday, no promises though.Lucky Im going to be in your neighborhood tommorow afternoon if your availible and want your key back.
Wow! No photo and 150 posts. And lol at Rancis!
weather channel says it'll cool down below 90 just in time for polo tonight. where at? Lindenwood? whose in?-Patrick
of course i will play tonight. it might be time for a new post.
The blog is dead. The club is dead.
someone who knows how please create a new post saying we are playing polo tonight at Lindenwood around 6PM! -Patrick
2nd thread please.
ill be there patrick. Ben, or Anchovy. send out a text. lindenwood! around 6. NEW POST! people arent going to keep reading a 155 comment old post. the blog may be dead, i dont care. this club is not dead.
I sent out a mass text. All of the responses were "I'm out."
i didn't receive this mass text -Patrick
i took everyone's posting privileges away. there will be no new posts. all communication will be done thru comments on this post and this post only.
My name is Ben, and I approve of Trent's message.Ps. You planned the polo gathering, Patrick. Seems odd that you would also need to receive the text informing you about the polo session that you had planned. *slams head against desk*
hi my name is toph. blah,blah. (actually i planned tonight) blah blah blah.(polo) blah.blah.(bikes) see you sunday.
I don't know if my bike broke because of somthing I did. Or if it committed suicide listening to Toph and Patrick. Sunday we play. As a club. Show up, have fun, go home. Everyone.
Did the original Chaos Machine commit suicide?
in an amazing bloodbath this week, an entire day of the week commited suicide. moment of rememberence for Wednsday. we will miss you.
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