Archive for June, 2008

In new york they..

play pretty good! just got back from the fair town and had a few games, big up to doug and everyone out there!

lots of people playing on freewheels, with rear brakes.. lots of talent, fast games, nicer  court than ours..

oop, whos that?

this is my first post by the way, hello.

Tuesday 24/06: The Ride journal launch

http://www.theridejournal.com/

Brooks sponsor tournament! Register before July 10th!

We are very happy to confirm that Brooks will be sponsoring the 17th August Shoreditch Bike Polo Invitational. As well as supplying a range of prizes, Brooks will be giving each registered player a Brooks saddle for them to compete with on the day. Players will be given four different choices of saddle style as well as being able to choose the colour.

There is limited space in the tournament because it is taking place in the space of a day which is why it is important to REGISTER NOW (free!) by emailing roxy@trixiechix.com with your team name, player’s names and their email addresses. There is a deadline in July for registrations which we will be the 10th, best to register as soon as you can!

Further details for the day are coming soon, for now you can read the rules <a href=”http://bricklanebikepolo.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/rules.pdf”>here (PDF)</a>. Don’t forget more sponsorship for the tournament is coming from Moving Target, Hell Yeah!, Smeear, Archie’s Grobags, Fixed Gear London and Red Bull.

Fixed magazine launch & bootleg sessions vol. 2

This Saturday afternoon/evening sees the launch of a new international fixed-gear magazine in East London. There’ll also be the London premier of the new tricks compilation movie Bootleg Sessions Vol.2. Check out the flier below for details and…. Fixed Mag. Fixed Gear London. Bootleg Sessions.

Dalston polo tonight


(Dalston Polo last week / Flickr)

Weather permitting people will be playing tonight, 7pm onwards in the court corner of Downham Road and Ufton Road. Map! This court has a different feel to brick lane, go down and try it out, I reckon its more fun!

Bike Snob on bike polo

Check out Bike Snob’s lexicon of cycling for this little gem…

Bike Polo: A popular ironic social pastime for members of the bike culture who might otherwise opt for adult kickball except that it does not allow them to be close enough to their bikes. In New York City, bike polo is played in a Chinatown playground, which has resulted in exchanges like the following in many of the local homes:

Mom: Hi, son. What are you doing home so soon? You finished all your homework so I said you could go play with your friends.

Son: Yes, but when we got there a bunch of big kids was already there. They said we couldn’t play because they were there first.

Mom: Big kids? How old were they?

Son: I’d say mid-20s to early 30s. They were playing hockey on their bicycles.

Mom: Those don’t sound like kids to me. You should have told them the playground is for children.

Son: We did, and they said they’d be done around 10 or 11 and we could play after that. We explained that was past our bedtime, and they said too bad, they all had graphic design jobs to get to the next morning too. But they did say if we got there at the same time tomorrow we could do “odds-evens” for it. They also said we could play if we wanted, but it looked really stupid.

South London polo tonight

Ok the weather is good so unlike Dalston polo last night, this will happen.

7:30 onwards in Vauxhall Park, in the corner there is a court…

Here’s a map. Discussion here.

Bike polo in Dalston tonight

Update: That didn’t happen, rain.

New court! With brick walls!

Corner of downham road/ ufton road just off kingsland road from 7pm onwards. Hot damn. Click for map.

Smithfield Nocturne 2 – Satuday

This was good fun last year despite the downpours – http://www.smithfieldnocturne.co.uk/.


(Jeremy Hughes/Flickr)



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