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.