Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Sundays 3pm Alberta Park at NE 22nd & Killingsworth - Must have adult beverages covered or in alternate vessel
Howdy folks. I have just moved to Portland. I'm looking to play some polo with y'all. What dayz you playin? Holla back.
Woadie ya need a team for Ballwhackers?
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I am visiting my brother for three weeks starting today and I have spent shit loads on bringing half my polo bike with me. Need a polo friendly bike shop to help build my bike and I also need to play. I am a regular player in the UK and recently played the London open with Aaron Hands and Christian from somewhere in the states. Both of them had really good things to say about portland polo,,, so keen to play as much as possible.
Hope to hear from you soon as to where you play and what days and some help with where I can get some parts would be amazing.
Moving to Portland tomorrow and living 3 blocks from Alberta Park. Never played before and seems I will be one of the older dudes at 58. Here's a photo of my new bicycle, I still need a smaller chain ring and front wheel covers. What size gear do you folks use ?
See ya soon
my girl and I are coming up to Portland from davis via train on the 17th and looking to come play some polo Sunday night; also, we've been trying to find a place to camp for a few nights, we got a tent and sleeping bags so we don't even need to be inside - we make some pretty mean dinner dishes and would be willing to buy some drinks if anyone can help us out? If not, hope to see you all on the court. Cheers!
Need a ride to East Van. Help me Portland!
Hey I'm going to be staying in portland for a little while, I don't have my polo gear though is there ever any extra stuff for a game or 2?
If you guys play consistently on Saturday expect a new member!
Are you playing on Saturday anywhere? I'm taking the train down tonight, I'm bringing my bike, and my newbie skillz. And my tie-die franklin.
yes sir! we're playing on Saturday at 2pm at Alberta Park, 22nd and Killingsworth. We also play on Sunday at noon at Alberta.
Excellent! See you then. If any PDX polo/ bike biz types are at the Cyclone/Knog thing tonight let's get nerdy.
Hi! I've been admiring this sport for a few years now. Luck would have it a neighbor threw his old Ross Mt. Rushmore in the street and it sat there for 12 hours. I finally picked it up, cleaned him up and was thinking what to do when I realized a Polo Bike would be a fun use for him. Anyways... I have an injured knee currently and I'm not sure I can make it to NP this weekend. But tips and tricks and recommended readings would be awesome! <3
Bike polo has a strangely high learning curve and the best way to learn is by doing moreso than watching. However, it's definitely fun to watch and you can figure out a lot of the strategic elements by watching games. On this site, you can find a bunch of videos of high quality games and you're more than welcome to come hang out and watch whenever even if you're injured. We play Sat at 2pm/Sun at noon at Alberta Park and will probably be playing Thursday nights at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center in Beaverton. We played there last night and it was pretty glorious. And don't worry about bringing your own mallet, you can borrow one of the many different styles of mallets we play with and determine what you think would be best for when you make your own.
where and when are the other times and places you play?
Alberta Park Sat. 2pm-dark, Sun. 12ish-dark, and Rose Park Wed. nights 7ish-11pm
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Hey Portland folks,
Looks like myself and two others from Missoula, MT are gonna be in town from the 16th until the 22nd. If you guys are playing at all we would love to hear from you and get together. My number is 3154027064. Lets play some polo.
I'm not sure about the other days you are in town. But I know we'll be playing Sunday from around Noon till the sun goes down at Alberta Park.
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Hey, is anyone playing at Alberta Park this evening?
no, we play at rose city park wednesday eves. ne thompson st. and ne 62nd ave, 8ish
Hey, just letting you know that Scrz is on tour with the Cyclecide Heavy Pedal Bike Rodeo.
They perform in Portland tomorrow with the Sprockettes.
Check em out!
Hi! Are people playing Sunday afternoon at Alberta Park? I don't have gear yet, but I'd love to start playing. Does anyone bring extra stuff for unprepared but enthusiastic bozos like me?
yes, every sunday at 2, bikes and mallets to borrow
hey, left a messenger bag at the tournament. its tan, shitty, and has patches and a bunch of crap id like to have back. give me a call at 425 422 2058
YO everyone, i'm moving to portland at the end of THIS week. what is the fuckin deal??
I'll be in town for a visit from Eureka and will be dropping in Wednesday 4/27 for some polo. I'm looking for a bike shop or 2 that stock polo goodies. Was gonna order online but I'd rather spread my love in person, any help?
more specifically pads and gloves.
The people at Universal Cycles are the number one employer of polo players in Portland. They have a store front as well as a rad will-call service. You can find them here - universalcycles.com
probably too seriously...
will do thanks!
hey PDX! I'll be in town visiting from Oly next Tuesday and Wednesday (22-23)
is there polo tuesdays? (aka should I bring my bike)
and is there a place I might be able to stay at and avoid motel status?
yes there is polo every wed nite. the week that you will be here i will not be but i can give you numbers of the people who will be in town. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will make sure you get to the right place.
AXLES OF EVIL
heyo PDX just had some guy roll through our town from yo town i cant remember his name for the life of me but he is touring to Columbia can you tell me his name please it was great having him even though he hasn't played since he was up there!
That be jordan. He's a madman!
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.
I will be up to visit family, house-sit, ride bikes Nov 24th (Wed) to the 28th (Sunday). Where and when I can play on all of these days? I have my own gear. The Axles of Evil page seems to be down.
we play rose city wed nights around 730 8 and alberta park sunday days starting as soon as noon for some. let us know what you may need. i will be gone the whole of the holiday part but might make it to wed and sunday polo that weekend.
Thanks for the info. Will try to be there both days. Should have all my gear in check.. just have to remember to bring my mallet.
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.
next friday you will be my new home.
Hey, are any of you coming through Oly on friday? There's a few of us who could use a ride to the tourney. I work until five, so if anyone has any room and is going to be passin' thru, a ride would be pretty much splendid. :)
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Traveling from Pittsburgh to Portland next weekend (from 13th - 17th) till early Wednesday morning. I'd like to get in to some polo, but there's a good chance I'll be on a bike, but not one I can polo with, so I need to figure something out. I'll try and stop by on Sunday at Alberta Park if that's still the regular deal. If there is polo other nights while I'm there I'd like to get in to that.
we will gladly take care of you we have extra bikes a couple blocks from alberta. plus we might be playing sat. as well.
I'm going to be down in the area this weekend vacationing with my dad. I'll swing by sunday and play. Any friday night or saturday polo going down this weekend?
I'mma be driving up there tomorrow, probably getting in about 7pm. Y'all gonna be havin a BBQ or something? I'd love to get some polo in and would be most willing to provide for anyone kind enough to help a traveling polo player out. My number is (four oh four) 966- seven 1 6 two.
Give me a call if you care to,
Also, I'mma be trying to get up to Calgary for the Area 51 Tournament if anyone wants to come along.