Thursday, December 30, 2010

Girls needs you!!!!!

Alicia and Chelsea need your help, they wish to go to Sydney for the Bench Minor, but they need bike bags.

They booked flights and are Registered, Now is your time....


p.s. Anyone playing polo this Sunday?

This post brought to you by the letter S.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

* How to do a PoloStick *

This is awesome.
(stolen from facebook, can't remember from who though, sorry)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sydney Bench Minor

C'mon Adelaide let's show Sydney some love!
Registration closes on the 5th of January.
Tiger currently have $38 flights each way on the Friday/Monday.
Remember to vote Stevie McCrash as your team captain.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Terrible Two's Throwup Tournament Day 2 Results

Day Two of the tournament was a variation on a throw up tournament. Each player was assigned to a bracket based on their level of experience and where they came from. A player was selected from each bracket by the 'wheel of misfortune' to form a team. The results of each game were then recorded against each player, with prizes going to the top player from each braket. At the end of the day the scoreboard looked like this:

Dai 4
Canon 4
Smana/Daz/Ian 4
Alex 3
Sammy P 2
Neal 2
Chelsea 1

Adelaide (and Prawi)
Colin 6
Neil/Ben 3
Tom 3
Suede 3
Steph/Clinton 3
Samalama 1
Prawi 1

Damon 6
Little Sam 5
Vive 4
Chris 3
AJ 2
Rob 2
Benee 1

A sausage sizzle and game of footdown followed giving everyone a chance to relax before it was time to find out the tournament champion. Colin and Damon were both undefeated with 6 wins, so in order to decide they each selected a team mate and a 2 v 2 match was held. Damon teamed up with Vive, and Colin with Chris. After an amazing match which had the crowd on the edge of their milk crates, Damon and Vive came out victorious, earning the Damon the tournament title and the wondrous mallet of amazing awesomeness.

A special thanks to Crumpler for providing the awesome prizes, and to everyone who helped throughout the weekend, especially; Colin for organising everything. Richard for your help on Saturday making sure court 2 was playable. Neil, Steph and Ben for providing the water, ice, shade/cover, eskies, edging etc. Rob for the 'how to run a kickass polo tournament' advice throughout the weekend. Everyone who helped umpire/time games. Canon for not making me feel too bad when I stuffed up the results and didn't notice you should have come equal first in your bracket. Everyone who came from interstate (especially Prawi for coming all the way from Perth) for trusting us to put on a worthwhile weekend, and everyone else for rocking up and making it a worthwhile weekend :-) Looking forward to an even bigger and better event in May!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Terrible Two's Throwup Tournament Day 1 Results

Team - Points - Players
Really - 12 - Damon, Vive, AJ
Seamen - 9 - Neil, Colin, Ben
Eurasian Sensations - 8 - Prawi, Benee, Chris
Where the Fuck is Easy #2 - 7 - Rob, Sam, Tom
Spirit Ovaries - 4 - Sam, Steph, Cannon
Ball Torture - 1 - Richard, Dai, Iordan
Slappers -1 - Aaron, Chelsea/Alex, Neal

Terrible Two's Throwup Tournament Video

Adelaide Bicycle Polo 2nd Birthday from esm on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hey Steve, I think you're hurt!

Hey Rob, I think you're right!

Friday, December 3, 2010


The lights come up on Adelaide Bike Polo from Alexei Hendrov on Vimeo.

Sydney Bike Polo on

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Weekend Full of Polo

Just a friendly reminder that we're hosting the Terrible Two's Throw-up Tournament this weekend to celebrate two years of bike polo in Adelaide!

Saturday will start at 12 with a mix of team based games and friendly pick-up - we'll finish up the night with a visit to a couple of local establishments.

The main throw-up tournament will start on Sunday at 10am, continuing through the afternoon and concluding with a BBQ at a secret location (to be advised on the day).

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Swap it

No doubt you all know about this already, as you're all with your fingers firmly on the Adelaide bike pulse, but just in case it slipped by the radar: there is a swap meet down the sunny south this Sunday.

Sun Nov 28, 8am-12pm
The Bike Station car park, 352 Brighton Rd, Hove
Contact: Facebook, 0412 301 964 to book a table
via Fivethousand

Looking for the first picture reminded me that I hadn't posted this. I found it at a swap meet in San Fernando, do you think I'm annoyed I didn't buy it?!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seattle to Host 2011 Worlds

Seattle has just been announced as the host city for the 2011 Bike Polo World Championships to be held in September/October. The tournament will consist of 48 teams (down from 64 in Berlin), 16 from NA, 16 from Europe, 8 decided in a prelim tournament, and the remaining 8 divided between everyone else. More details available on the League of Bike Polo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

NPR - Latest Danny MacAskill clip

The latest Danny MacAskill clip is now up.
Trials riding at it's best. Guessing with these skills he'd rip it up on the polo court.
His last clip from earlier in 2009 has over 21 million hits.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thursday Nights Are Back

After a few weeks hiatus polo will be back on this Thursday evening. We'll be playing somewhere in the Bowden area, we've yet to find a court but there are a few promising spots around. Contact one of the regulars (or leave a comment) for the meeting place and time.

thanks to Sydney Bike Polo for the lasciviously stolen image

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NPR - video dump

Riding bikes is fun, and when you're stuck in an office and can't ride the next best thing is to watch bike videos on the interwebs. Here are some to help see you through the working week. Enjoy.

Monday, November 8, 2010

No polo this sunday

A few people will be away and there is an equestrian event on in the parklands which means we might not even be able to get to the courts, so no polo this sunday.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Drei. Zwei. Eins. Polo!

Nicky and I doing battle with Max.

Thought it was time for a little update from the dark side of the globe.
It's getting cold over here and as such the play is going indoors, in fact there have been indoor tournaments the last two weekends. The last was in Konstanz, unfortunately I couldn't get there (Halloween in Berlin meant 3x alleycats followed by parties, sometimes polo get relegated), by all accounts it sounded like a great time.
The first was Polomotion in Utrecht, The Netherlands; this one I did have the pleasure of attending. I had the honour of playing there with guys that some of you may remember: Nicky and Chris from Antwerp Fixed.

The tournament was hosted in a hall of one of Europe's largest bike trade fairs: Bike Motion. This meant that we were inside in the warmth, had a steady crowed of interested onlookers all day, and could wander around the halls drooling over all the bike porn between games.

Although there was only one court, each of the 26 teams managed 6 games and finals for the top 8. Unfortunately we, The Antwerp Diamonds, narrowly missed out on making the cut: we reached equal 8th but lost out on goal difference.

Nicky , Chris and Thomas: our most generous host and either a Teddy bear, or Grizzly bear, it was never settled.

Utrecht was a beautiful city, one that has embraced the bicycle more than any other I have visited. Seeing middle class families riding along in convoy was a heartening sight, along with the numerous beautiful women on bikes!

Some of the photos I've stolen from the AFG gents, be sure to check out their write up here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Polo OOooooooooo

Halloween polo,

Oooooo Oooooooo Booo

Themed teams,
Zombies Vs Survivors
Gordon Freeman vs Zombies
Fairies vs Gnomes

You name it we will try and do it.

I will bring the best prize ever given away.

Brought to you by the letter S

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's tournament time! Adelaide bike polo is turning two, so it's time for a celebration with a whole weekend of polo!
We'll be having some casual games and fun stuff on the saturday, some wild partying at night, and the official tournament will be on the sunday.
It will be a throw up tournament, so come along even if you have never played before and you'll get teamed up with some experienced players, or just come along anyway and we'll have some pickup games.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Party Saturday 30th

What the title says,
Thats right Halloween party and Tom and I's on the 30th at 7pm.
You have to wear a costume to get in...
Bring booze and snacks, we will have BBQ going hopefully.
There may be drunken street polo and knife fights.
Bring friends.
People can sleep over if needed...

Contacts Tom or Myself for address as needed.

See you there, and then see you at POLO on sunday...

Brought to you by letter S...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Polo Bike For Sale - Offers

I am trying to clear out some of the bits in my bike parts collection. Up for sale is this brand new polo bike made from second hand parts.
Made from quality 1010 crabon steel, (yes, now you can say you have a crabon polo bike!) the frame is of the "step-thru" design from the hippest taiwanese drawing boards. This crotchal safety feature makes unexpected dismounts a breeze or would suit the discerning lady player.

The bike also features a chrome plastic chainstay protector for that bit of bling which is complemented by the original rear wheel reflector for that streetwise peace of mind when you swerve home at night from post polo drinks.
Complete with polo specific "Straight-ND" fork, offset handlebars, dead true alumininminium (i.e. beer cans) rims and 28:19 drive ratio for extra speedy acceleration.
And for a short time this bike will also be offered with a complimentary rear V-Brake so you can also do some skidz.

The bike will be available for test rides at polo each Sunday until sold. Make me an offer!


Monday, October 18, 2010

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Hands up, 2v2 mini tournement this sunday????

Time again to get your game on.
Step 1: Write your name on paper...
Step 2: Drink...
Step 3: Names will be drawn in pairs, Any bull shit teams will be reordered aka Neil (The Grandady and Steph (The Wall) Waterhouse (by popular consenses)...
Step 4: Drink...
Step 5: Play some Polo...
Step 6: Drink...
Step 7: Burritooooooooooo

So place your interest if you'd like this to happen, bring some friends to play if you can more the merry might even try get a lunch T'd up.

Brought to you by the letter S.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

BISA Community Ride Sunday

Polo is on as usual this Sunday but beforehand you may like to take part in the BISA Community Ride

Community Ride for Adelaide's Future - Sunday October 17

The ride begins at Whitmore Square on Morphett Street in the City's southwest at 11:00am. This casual ride will loop through the city's main streets before finishing near the botanic gardens for a picnic around 12pm
BYO Bike, food, drink and spring costume.

Polo will be played at the usual "Daylight Savings" time of 2pm afterwards.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday Night Polo

ABPC - Thursday Night Polo from Eeno on Vimeo.

Temporary Tattoo Sunday

Hi Kids,
Its that time again time for a strange last minute theme. This one comes to you from the deep bowels of Sams brain space.

**Temporary Tattoo Sunday**
Raid you old Bubblegum Supplies, start rifling though your draws, hit up the local office works for a Sharpie(tm), and get to giving yourself and each other a tattoo for day (and if your Colin work tomorrow hehe).

Entrants will be most awesome, none Entrants will feel the wraith of Terrible Toms Sharpie(tm) as he gives you something to remember him by Argghhhh.

There may also be after polo BBQ up at the playground cooker after the games, so bring beer, Duh! and something to burn warning we have vego's so be creative.

Peace Out Yall.

Brought to you by the letter S.

p.s. Zombie walk Saturday night check it out and go you evil rotting bastards.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

NPR - how to cross a bridge unicycle style

source and some more pics to put the bridge in perspective

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NPR - Bond Bike

I was tempted not to post this because after all it is an ad for insurance, still it's kinda cool.

Thursday Night Polo

Thursday Night Polo.

Remember all you hip cats, it's Thursday.
That means Thursday Night Polo down by the sea side.
Those of that know your way, kick arse. Those that don't and wanna come shoot us the Email, or call your local polo buddy.

We will be meeting at Polo Sam's Pizza House, for a themed dinner and drinks before play. So bring delicious toppings. Sam has the bases covered, she all over that. p.s. (non meaty please)

See you all there tonight....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Great Wall of Trolleys

The lads from Antwerp have some interesting barriers going on for their rainy day alternative spot.

NPR - Worlds Lightest Bike

The worlds lightest bike comes in at a mere 2.7kg, my polo wheels weigh more than that alone...

AHBPC10 Highlights

Thanks to mossko for the video.

Monday, September 27, 2010

MX Active - Brisbane Interviews

Nice work Steve for scoring an interview. Thanks to Damon for uploading the original, and congratulations to the ABPC for the 100th post.

NPR - Ornithopters are cool

We were talking about this at our Sunday polo session yesteday and I said I'd throw the video up for others to see. (NPR = not polo related).

HPO The Snowbird from U of T Engineering on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

AHBPC 2011 Video

Here is a nice short video of some of the action from the weekend.

Australasian Bike Polo Championship 2010 from Taz on Vimeo.

2010 London Open Highlights

A fantastic video to compliment a fantastic tournament.

London Open 2010 Highlights from Jon Marshall on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

AHBPC 2011 Results

Here are the results for the second Australian Hardcourt Bike Polo Nationals. A full writeup of the weekend will be coming shortly...

1st Johnny Crash (Melbourne)
2nd Screaming Baguettes (Sydney)
3rd The German Bells (Brisbane)
4th That's what she said (Adelaide)
5th Dumpster Babies (Brisbane)
5th Piss Corner Polo (Perth)
7th Mallet of cocktails (Sydney)
7th Readheaded Pikey Bus Drivers (Brisbane)
9th Local (Brisbane)
9th Skidzophrenic (Adelaide)
9th Horses would die (Melbourne)
9th Majestic Pink Shafts (Brisbane)
13th Melbourne TBA (Melbourne)
13th Fixie GC (Gold Coast)
13th Crazy 88s (Melbourne)
13th Monkey Mallet (Perth)
17th Team College (Brisbane)
17th Donkey Punch (Brisbane)
17th Shit City Polo (Perth)
17th Zissou (Brisbane)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Adelaide's got balls.

Somehow in the back of my mind I thought, maybe I should have ordered more.

Brought to you by the letter S

-l Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nationals this weekend!

We're sending two teams over to Brisbane this weekend for the 2010 nationals, and consequently there will be no polo this sunday.
Wish us luck in destroying the other teams!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Polo Tonight!

Steve after being rushed to hospital with an Eye-Mallet encounter

Our Weekly west-side polo session is being moved to Wednesday and will be North side this evening. I've sent an e-mail to the usual suspects, but if you're keen and didn't get it then let me know and I'll shoot you the details.

ps. black eyes are cool.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Balls Balls Balls

We've just put through a bulk order for mylec red and orange balls. If you'd like some balls, then let us know. We (will) have plenty.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bike polo shirts - as seen in Berlin

Ripped directly from hardcourt bike polo (check it out, there are a few more shirts there), but I managed to miss it so reposting here incase others do the same. I agree with the sentiment - this seems to convey the mood of the tournament better than anything else I've seen. How many faces do you recognise?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday Night Polo

Thursday westside polo down by the beach turn up at 6:30ish bring your bike and mallet. Location may be variable, with nice casual ride out. Meet at Sam's with the possibility of raiding her delicious food containment vessel (fridge).

Beer don't forget the beer, and the keys for your bike lock.

Soak up that salty air.

Brought to you by the letter S, photo courtesy of

Monday, September 6, 2010

I didn't come here to play water polo

It was a very wet sunday session, but the desire to play polo prevailed and we battled on despite the elements and the risk of losing a player to the depths of the ever growing lake in the north-east corner of the court. Perhaps it was the cold, or possibly the beer, but I could have sworn I saw a fish in there... or maybe it was just Steve...

Photo courtesy of Slamm from LBP of similar conditions experienced at the worlds.