Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Smack between Seattle and Portland.
Hey Olypolo, Its your polofather to the north. Can't wait to play you in the near future....marco.
ooh, yeah, we're all excited down here at the mere prospect. We're down to play anytime, here or there. ....Polo!
If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.
I got 99 bitches, one ain't a problem.
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
what's the best day for the likes of us to visit?
JUST DO IT
that's my shit
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.
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
how many of you would be coming up for the par-tay?
Between three and six i would say.
can we just refer to polo as "kebi lopo" from now on?
i love the frenchies' verlan (backwards slang)
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!
I WANT TO GO TO SEATTLE. THIS MONTH. LET'S DO IT.
Gah, I can't wait for x2 to get back, maybe it'll pick up again when he gets here. (hopefully before...)
I Know where you are olympia and I will find you.
West and East squash the beef
That shit 's legit as fuck!
(...and don't forget to sexually harrass them for me. yeppp)
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 ?
RIDE OR DIE !
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.
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.
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
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.
Get a job.
olympia-nanaimo for life.
yo where my polo family at ?? it's clear tonight maybe we'll see the ghost of stiven in the moonlight.
I'm always watching....;)
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.
Amazing!! You need to keep up practice while you're down there.
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.
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.
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.
cool man , i'm in RI playin in providence( maybe boston too ) this weekend . see you at artswalk ?? hope you feel better and shit .
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
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!!"
Go get your man bitch, he can get robbed too.
lol!!! when do you get back?
I'd say we all love and will support our Olympians! Really hoping to make this one.