Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Smack between Seattle and Portland.
Hi Olympia, I have question.
When do you guys play polo in a week?
I'll visit to Seattle for Westside Invitational, then I plan to visit Olympia after the tournament.
Maybe, I'll visit there Tue. or Wed.
p.s I am also looking for some couch or space where I can sleep. ;)
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How do? Just wanting to touch base and see if anyone was planing on sneaking down here for the Survivor tournament in two weeks. Any and all are welcome. This is not a team event. Some updates on the tourney have been posted on LOBP, more to come. We are trying to get an idea on numbers for housing too. It's going to be a fun weekend. Let me know. Hope all is well and that we see you soon.
BRINGING THE RUCKUS
It's rainy, remember the days at the church?
Let's get wet.
wow, I didn't know you were still playing polo. I thought you'd quit a while back.....
YELLO, Im new to Oly and ready to get in on some games of Polo. If there is ever a pickup going down in the area shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring is here, time to fucking play.
so somebody said something about a mixer? bellingham and lexington in for the kill.
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Alright fellas I'll see you Wednesday
My number is 360-490-8145, get in touch with me.
hey where are you at? We were hoping to see you the past couple of nights, give one of us a call! my number is 415-632-6604
If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.
Hey there- Just wanted to let you know that Scrz, my teammate, is on tour
with Cyclecide Heavy Pedal Bike Rodeo. They are in Olympia 2nite! Go check 'em out.
Well as long as somebody is playing. And I was wondering if its at all practical to live in oly without a car
real easy to do, sucks sometimes in the winter but who cares? At least it'll keep you warm.
Excellent I've been only riding for the past couple year and the winter's get pretty bad here so I'm not bothered by the cold. Way excited to get to know a new city by bike
Also I was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to find a job
that's a good one...
ya real good
RIDE OR DIE !
Yea that's kind of what I thought. I hear the job market isn't to great up there...
Hey guys my name is Forrest and I will be moving to Olympia from Boise in about a month and I wanted to let everyone know that I'm stoked to play some polo with a new group
awesome! Keep in touch, we're super stoked to have another player join the ranks!
what do you mean another? everyone is gone...
yeah, well just cause you and zack and stiven left... don't you remember that polo in Oly dies in the summer months?
so the 5th of june
it could/should be nice enough to bank on a bbq courtside . maybe a liitle tarp action for back up . i'm thinkin this could be a polo-centric event , more beer and bar , two courts with boards , encourage some newb's game invite pdx , sea and what ever . make shirts , spoke cards . do we want bands and a house show or just ?? where do we sell the beer man ?? and it be nice to get flyers made so we can bring them down on the 19th to pdx .
any suggestions ??
Where we gonna play? nevergreen? i know they haven't hassled us before, but a serious crew might get more attention by the fuzzzz. don't know how this court could handle the more beer idea. seriously we need to get on those slabs.
we had a huge crew for that pickup weekend and nothing happened. And we played till almost 3 am. I don't see it being too much of a problem. Obviously the beer thing wouldn't be the best idea. But I think we could get away with a bbq and polo. The problem with the slabs is no lights. I'd rather have the option of playing till whenever. We'll see what happens I suppose.
got all the boards made for behind the goals , where's the truck at ??
I HATE PIGS . so i guess we're going to the proper court all the time now would SOMEONE PLEASE START A FUCKIN EVRGNBKE POLO CLUB we can get storage and all sorts of cool ass shit . i hate pigs so much . badge #49 needs a dolphin slap upside the face SO BAD .
next Olympia polo event , June 5th ?? who's got idea's or energy cause we ain't havin another lame ass party ever . darkness, talk to the fish a bit more cause i learned how to get permits and shut down street's . crack ka kak
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Thx for the cheap beer... Hope we bought you a board or two!
you did . the 5th dog the fifth ....
PARTY Saturday 2/12
NEW EVENT ADDED FOR FRIDAY!
Special free screening of Bike Porn 4:Play @ Evergreen State College, Seminar 2 B1105, 7:30pm
when you say special does that mean it
is just for polo peeps or Olympia at large ??
Hey Nanaimo let's go party, Na Na Nai Mo
if Montana thigh's never gets back to oly i call his bike , someone can have his shoes they STINK
i got the shoes and the pedals already!
that's pretty funny. I'd like to see that happen.
won't see nothin' at foote while you're up in Victoria!
Don't worry, we're just jealous ;)
I'll be back this week...I hope everyone is still playing down there.
I remember that story.
no really though. I'm probably gonna be spending the night in seattle when I get back though cuz the ferry comes in late. So if you wanna come up and play some polo in seattle then drive my ass back down that would be tight. Otherwise I'll probably be there on sunday night for some pick up action.
bike swap is sunday, i'll probably come up.
oh shit! I forgot all about that...
it's actually on the 13th, in 2 weeks.
so I'm assuming you're not coming then? It's all good if you can't make it obviously.
I'm not worried.
When's the fund raiser.... Feb 11/12?? couldn't find anything anywhere but rumors of fun and pick-up Polo...
there is a post under the places and travel entitled olympia party or something, but yeah it's the weekend of the 12th. I think we're gonna convert it into an all weekend thing. As of now it just says saturday, but it would make more sense to have people there for the weekend.
well yeah, I figured the big party itself would be saturday, but the more people who wanna come on friday and stay till saturday, the better!
Personally, my thought was that we should have this party to raise funds so we can afford to build our courts, and THEN have a separate polo weekend. I mean, we're obviously gonna play some polo, but if you recall, our courts still suck and we still lose balls all the fucking time. (or have you been spoiled by victoria for too long :P) So really, I feel like it would be cool to have this weekend and then an even better pickup weekend in a couple of months once we have some legit court action.
As a side note, This is the kind of thing I'd really love to get some advice and feedback from the rest of Oly about. It's too bad that everyone either has no opinion (until they hear about someone else's) or just doesn't care to help organize anything. I really feel like a jerk when I make decisions executively, but everyone else who is still in town doesn't really want to be bothered with planning or helping.
I'd say we all love and will support our Olympians! Really hoping to make this one.
Yeah our courts my suck right now, but that's an even better reason to have this so that people can get an idea of where we practice. And we can show them where the new courts will be. We might even be able to play there. Besides we can play at the tennis courts on the weekend since school is not in session and people have never bothered us there. I mean who's gonna want to travel however far just for a single night of pick up and party. Not me. I'd rather make it count for everyone who bothers to travel out to us. I'd feel bad if people came down from Canada and only had one night of polo regardless of court conditions. Besides we play there and yes we do loose balls, but those lights do stay on all night and we get away with anything we want there. So why not make it all weekend? I say go for the gusto or don't bother advertising it to people who'd have to travel a ways. And yes I'm sure we're gonna have many pick up events to come on our better courts, but you gotta start somewhere.
p.s. the courts in victoria are smooth but they also don't have walls and loose the ball sometimes too. Shit happens. I'm sure people are gonna enjoy it regardless. Also once I get there I'll help out with planning and such. No biggie. I'm down for it.
Go get your man bitch, he can get robbed too.
lol!!! when do you get back?
Yeah, Ian and I went up to the slabs today (I haven't been there since we played on it last, maybe 5 months?) and I got all excited and giddy again. The asphalt is so smooth and flat and there's SO MUCH SPACE and the view is fucking great. Really reinforced just how worth it this is. :)
I hear what you're saying, Stiven, and I definitely agree. I mean, we're definitely going to play polo all weekend, but as far as the party aspect goes, I was not exactly trying to party at the courts. Even though we get away with a lot, I say we should still be at least slightly humble, we still play within line of sight of a cop station, and they slow rolled us again the other night. Taking the attitude that we can get away with anything we want is going to cause trouble if we promote it. Obviously we're going to play a lot of polo there through the weekend, especially when Canada, Pullman, Seattle and Portland (maybe even Machine?) are coming. Still, the main event comes once we get some courts :) This event was more about *slightly* lower key polo and having fun around town and showing the city and whatnot to everyone and trying to see if we can raise enough money to build some courts. x2 on showing everyone the slabs and maybe playing there (though those curbs still suck).
I was not exactly trying to party at the courts. Even though we get away with a lot, I say we should still be at least slightly humble, we still play within line of sight of a cop station, and they slow rolled us again the other night.
Neither was I. I was simply stating that we can play till what ever time we please without worrying about lights turning off. I didn't want to bring the party to the courts, although I'm sure there will be drinking and smoking as per usual. I mean we've blasted slayer at 12 at night with no disturbance from the cops because for the most part that's not really a station. It's more of a command post. There generally aren't cops stationed there. Which explains why we've never been harassed for playing so late and being so loud late at night.
especially when Canada, Pullman, Seattle and Portland (maybe even Machine?) are coming.
I would say that's an IF they are coming. Not to be a downer, but not a lot of people have even seen the post. I've had to direct people to it because they claim they can't find it. But that's not a big deal word of mouth usually helps out anyway.
Still, the main event comes once we get some courts :) This event was more about *slightly* lower key polo and having fun around town and showing the city and whatnot to everyone and trying to see if we can raise enough money to build some courts.
I agree. I would say the main event would be a tourney of some kind and not a pick up weekend. It's still low key. Having people play pick up through the weekend does not imply a huge tournament or elaborate set up. It just means making it worth peoples travel time. Like I said If I was driving five hours from pullman as an example, I wouldn't just come for a single night of partying and some pick up. That would just be a waste of time and gas to me. Anyways I appreciate your concerns and the fact the you have done an excellent job at getting this thing going. Thanks Mark! :) And like I said earlier upon my return I will be most glad to help out and spearhead a lot of these projects with you.
Oh and one last thing "FUCK THE POLICE!!"
no biggie my ass where the fuck are you
hahaha!!! I'm still in Victoria. I was supposed to come back last week, but I got pretty sick and didn't feel like traveling while I was in that condition. I'm getting better though. I've had this crazy sinus infection that's taking a while to go away since I have no way of getting antibiotics. But it's def healing up. I should be coming back within the next week or so. I miss and love everyone.
damn duderz still up there ehy . remember yoda's wordz " do or don't , there is no try ". who am i suppose to pop wheelies with ?????? wtf
cool man , i'm in RI playin in providence( maybe boston too ) this weekend . see you at artswalk ?? hope you feel better and shit .
Amazing!! You need to keep up practice while you're down there.
yo where my polo family at ?? it's clear tonight maybe we'll see the ghost of stiven in the moonlight.
When you miss a shot, that's my spirit hooking your mallet like a fucking asshole.
No luck so far convincing Costa Ricans to play bike polo, but I haven't given up hope.
Everything else is tight though.
I'm always watching....;)
olympia-nanaimo for life.
Get a job.
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.
We want to invite you to Pullman this Saturday for pick-up with the Missoula club. We will be starting pick-up games at noon on Saturday at the Pullman courts and will play til' the lights go out.
how are ya'll doin up there in the frigid north ? or did everyone run south ? who down for holloween in sf ?????
p.s- PASS MORE
awww mike , you make it sound like a threat that's so nice of you . there's been some bull shit talk off polo bar b q in july . what do ya'll think ride or die ?
okay third weekend or second , where's the night court , who's house are we cookin at , the foote will do a show and we need houses for sleepin at i suggest no boards for a easy set up . oh and coolers or trash cans . time to throw in ( down )
Well, can't really do it on the third weekend in July, I thought NAHBPC was the next weekend, but its on the 16th... oh well, we could shoot for a weekend in August instead. It'll give us more time for prep anyway. Hopefully the weather will be nicer too.
Which one are you!? Sadly I will be celebrating my american independence by being in canada. Though if you're not necessarily speaking of that then maybe. July is a big old busy month for me, though in august I will be living in seattle! So yeah, Might want to watch out for that.
I Know where you are olympia and I will find you.
(...and don't forget to sexually harrass them for me. yeppp)
that's my shit
Gah, I can't wait for x2 to get back, maybe it'll pick up again when he gets here. (hopefully before...)
I WANT TO GO TO SEATTLE. THIS MONTH. LET'S DO IT.
any of you oly kids coming up, shoot me a text message if you need to know where to be this weekend. 206 941 9109
See you in Seattle Saturday!
can we just refer to polo as "kebi lopo" from now on?
i love the frenchies' verlan (backwards slang)
how many of you would be coming up for the par-tay?
Between three and six i would say.
Show + Pickup in Olympia sunday the 21st
213 foote st NW olympia
5-830 ish Show w/ 4 bands (metal, folk punk, punk, rock)
followed by pickup polo w/ special rookie intro games
Hey Olypolo, Its your polofather to the north. Can't wait to play you in the near future....marco.
what's the best day for the likes of us to visit?
JUST DO IT
sheeet. and now i gots work to plan around on top of the groms and the ol lady and the racing and the grump grump grump grump :P
Hey right on tho, at least you gots yerself some work. Uhhh, we should start talking about making it to Seattle later this month, I think it would be great for everyone's game.
ooh, yeah, we're all excited down here at the mere prospect. We're down to play anytime, here or there. ....Polo!
Looking forward to this. Do we want to play in Seattle first or Olympia?
well if you check out the seattle page, they're talking about throwing a party/polo game in March, I believe. So we should head up there first.
Who can drive? I can take all of the bikes up there, but only two passengers.
I call the window seat