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SO CAL WINTER POLO PICNIC II POLO *** PRIZES *** FOOD *** BEER

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - Sunday, January 31, 2010
Host club: 
LA Bike Polo

SO CAL WINTER POLO PICNIC II

JANUARY 30/31 OF TWENTY TEN.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD PARK.

SWISS ROUND ROBIN - DOUBLE ELIMINATION HARDCOURT BICYCLE POLO TOURNAMENT.

POLO *** PRIZES *** FOOD *** BEER

HOUSING IS LIMITED FOR NOW, SO PLEASE EMAIL ME: ALEX AT ALEXDASH DOT COM, IF Y0U NEED A PLACE TO STAY.

TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD AT TWO POLO RINKS, OUTDOORS WITH LIGHTS.

ENTRY IS NOW CLOSED AT 36 TEAMS.

ENTRY IS FEE IS $10 PER PLAYER, AND INCLUDES FOOD.

T-SHIRTS ARE $10

Location

NORTH HOLLYWOOD PARK
11455 MAGNOLIA BLVD.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91607
United States

Signed up

3G coming to this!

Not Yet....Not Yet.

And this adopted son.

Mike T. - Phoenix Bike Polo

Great planning Joker this is after winter classes and before spring Classes!
818 knows how to plan....on partying!
Even though we have no manners:D
Alex Good shit Vato!

I can't wait!
I can help with whatever you need Alex!

IN.

I'm gonna try to make it

god damn! i am going broke making it to all the polo shiznit happening. socking money away for tickets starting.....now!

don't worry coyote, we'll win all of the cash and prizes in victoria and buy flights to L.A. right after.

more kenball played by more people in more places more often

yeeeeaaaahhhh booooooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! see yall in the court 2night!

!!!THATS WASSUP!!!

Hell yes. I'll see if I can make it down.

tempting!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

family?

ssssssssstttttttttt! SSSSSSSSSSSTTTTT! SSSSSSSSSSSSSSTtttttttttt! I pass the shank, now you do you... Let me find a ride back into canada in someones trunk.

BOP!

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

W00T W00t MUtha Fuckas!!!!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Some Santa Cruz is going to be there.

YES. Everyone should come to this.

It will be SO AWESOME!!!!

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everyone can not come to this it is capped at 20 teams...just saying
www.mkebikepolo.com

Actually I believe this has changed. Captain if you and the boys are down to visit I am sure we can make room for you. Alex can you confirm the 20 team cap?

I hope you are inquiring because you want to visit your polo brothers in California!

Actually we did go way over the cap, in order to accommodate the significant number of teams who pledged to attend before this was even posted, as well as the greater-than-expected number of local teams. So, now we are building or renting a second court. I was hoping to announce this a little later when I would have more details for everyone.

Damn glad to see Santa Cruz coming to this. Family in Felton. I will be there for the Tour de Cali. leg in May. Hope to play some polo too. You guys still playing at the Lorenzo rink?

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Posted to LA Bike Polo. It's really happening! OMG EXCITEMENT!!!!

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I hope Leetard is gonna be documenting this again? cause last years edition was probably the best bike polo short film i have ever seen.

http://vimeo.com/2606562

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

I hope he comes out too! He's got a new baby though, so we aren't seeing much of him at all around the city.

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what, he dosen't have that baby rolling on a sweet fixie yet?

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

Actually, he's had him riding for just under a year already...

I think the only excuse is the missed sleep.

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where is Holden's mallet?

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

This is adorable! But the mallet in hand is a must.

I hope to be coming out to this! Anyone want to start a team up? Serious inquires ONLY!

rahja666<3

any teams short a player?
I am trying to make it out for this one!
Sounds like a BLAST!

Bike Polo is Our Language,
Good Will is Our Motto,
Friendship is Our Goal.

Play More Bike Polo Together!

a little early to say, but i'm probably coming out solo. you know jeff left from SRQ? im about the same skill level as him.

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

I'm coming in hot and I'm coming in from the streets!
I know 818=no manners but I also am aware that you guys will be putting on a hell of tourney. I'm "stoked" (see how cali I already am?). I'm bringing my own megaphone by the way.
Casey Murder
P.S: THATS WHATSUP.
"I'm making it look mean!"

"I'm making it look mean!"

you can't, there's a rule that all professional hecklers must have their megaphones confiscated before the tourney begins.

Murder was the Case....

"We don't need no education"

Thas wassup!!

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

damn! i want to go to this now instead of st. louis.....hmmmmmmm.....

mike-polo

Fuck off

dude Miguel!!! go to this!!! and let me be on your team too!! im rocking freewheel, but i'll be the yin to your brakeless fixed gear yang.

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

hey...

COUNT IT. mama, i'm comin' home.

YoYo L.A cats too short and dave i know we where talking about making a bomb ass team but i got some polotron danky seattle cats that i'm playing with look out where bringing in the storm from up north...... holla

you are in the Forest

you are in the Forest

Nice to see all of first timers coming out. I wonder how many of the you will come out from last year...

i assume flying into burbank is the way to go for this one? what is people's favorite flight booking website?

just waiting to see if i can get the time off of work. warrior get ready
---
victoria bike polo

virgin america henry, $69 one-way from seattle. don't miss this one, polo sunshine heaven, it cannot be beat. come to vancouver soon and we'll sharpen some mallets. way to go this weekend, we had a blast.

more kenball played by more people in more places more often

are you flying virgin, peter? how are they about taking bikes?
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victoria bike polo

Burbank is a fun airport to fly into, it's either that or LAX.
LAX tends to be cheaper, but it's a nasty airport. I'm assuming I'll be doing a good portion of the pick up/drop off again, and the airports are equidistant from my house, so whatever works best.

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will there be anyone with available room for some austin, texas folks to stay? and possibly a ride from the airport? thank you!

mike-polo

Fuck off

The ride from the airport is no big deal but we are still sorting housing requests. The outlook is good.

Hey I think we should totally get a serious meeting going on to sort all this stuff out.
If it really comes down to it, we could probably have people camp out in my backyard. Let's talk more tomorrow, yeah?

&&Austin folks- I'd say go ahead and make plans, we'll find some way to take care of you.

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thank you danya...i'm not exactly sure how many people are going to make it, but i am definitely going. just keep us posted and we or i will see you all soon!

mike-polo

Fuck off

camping. backyards. january. ha ha.

socal is the greatest!

Anyone want to play with a guy that can't commit to this 100% but really wants to go? That may be the weekend I move into a new place.

:Edmonton/East Van Bike Polo:

I like your flyer Alex!

Who reppin' LA Brakeless? Any DTLA rep? Bicicocina?

MALICE for the people.

The messengers got a squad, and there should be a few DTLA teams, I dont think LAB is gonna be around this time, we'll see about the kithen.

Sup Matt..

"We don't need no education"

Whatup David.

MALICE for the people.

what is number of teams sitting at right now? also, it would be great if someone could put me up on their floor.
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victoria bike polo

We got you plair, shoot me an email: alex at alexdash dot com; the list is filling up fast...

housing list? seattle is rolling six or eight deep.

henri, we should discuss ridesharesies to seatac. the polocruiser is at the ready.

if you're coming to seatac to fly out, no reason you shouldn't join us in getting a group rate. we're having a planning session this weekend and are thinking about buying tickets after the first of the year when supposedly they're cheaper.

yes! well, obviously we won't be joining the planning session, but PM or whatnot and we'll talk dates and dollas.

sweet, yes. flights are only $274.61 return out of vancouver, this is an option as well that might be less of a headache. when are you back from the tropics?
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victoria bike polo

Henry, come play polo with Emerson and me. The weather is dry and beautiful. What's the outlook?

team Kaw is War would like to register, dustin, seabass and i are soaring down there to turn you all into owl pellets!!!!!

Owl Attacks Camera in Slow Motion - Watch more Funny Videos

ITS GONNA LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!!!! KAW KOORAH KAKAW!!!!

Where do I sign me team up at?

mike-polo

Fuck off

Email Joker: alex at alexdash dot com

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

we've got three coming from the atx

mike-polo

Fuck off

this sounds like a fulken greeeeeat time
you are in the Forest

you are in the Forest

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!!! Thank You all for your interest, for those who contacted me expect an email regarding housing in the next few days...

Damn, that was fast! I'm retardedly excited.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Nice Alex!
Cant wait to play with all of you!
I have 2 open spots if any one wants to play in this tourny and missed registration.

I'll be down there and I've got no team.

krang-

I'll be down there, also sans team as of yet. Care to join forces Captain Planet style?

e

Oh man, let's do it.

Alright, now we're just looking for a little Brazilian kid to be "heart."

You want to be the brash American "fire" kid? Being such a brash American and all?

I was the bad guy in that crew, actually: http://picasaweb.google.com/mr.craig/Misc#5416857368995775666

Are we too late to register for this tournament? Do you think we can just show up?

Joker & LA,
Thanks for considering expanding your event. When people in SF heard about a cap on number of teams...teeth were bared, shots fired.

If not for news of an expansion tonight's pickup was going to be one hell of a shouting match over the coveted spots.

"shouting match over the coveted spots" x2 in Denver

@LA Polo club: We're looking forward to coming and playing the best polo(so far) in 2010!

Good news everyone!!! My secretary just cut a check to secure A SECOND POLO RINK !!!! Saturday will feature 2 divisions at 2 separate rinks. You'll play at one of the rinks for up to 10 hours in one division on Saturday, later we'll see how many play on Sunday in North Hollywood in the Double Elimination. Thanks to everyone for being patient and we'll have housing sorted out real soon. So far we're giving the fly-ins first priority, but more free housing is popping up every day.

I'm looking for a team. I need two douchebags. Send your resumes mrmartinhauck at hotmail

BOP: Eating Little Split Pea's shit for years.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

x2

This tourny closed up???

Just looked at flights to LA and they're not bad at all, and I've never been to there before...

Yeah, it's closed now. The roster is full.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Fuck

Mr. Hotbike, shoot me an email, alex at alexdash dot com and we can put you on the free agent list, or if you really want to bring a whole team I can put you on the wait list in the event of a cancellation. I think we can work something out, I know of several registered teams needing a third.

Fuck, falcon, 3 douchebags on a team is one too many ,MACHINE

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

post once, shave your back, fight a forrest...

BOP: Eating Little Split Pea's shit for years.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Fuck, falcon, 3 douchebags on a team is one too many ,MACHINE

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

BOOM BOOM POW

Dam I cant wait for this...

we on that next shit now
we so 3008
you so 2000 and late.

Mr Craig and I are 3rd-hunting, BTW. We are stunningly unassuming. And handsome to boot.

Portland Bike Polo will be there to finalize the deal.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

Fuck ya!!! Thats Drew right?

The Merlin is drew
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

hmmmm. slayers may be there as well. will take convincing of chicka world MVP. looking at our options. yo kenichi you wanna slay or what?

"it's always gonna be this good"

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

GO

LCDm= "So this is how it ends" MACHINE

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

LCDm= "So this is how it ends" MACHINE

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Ticket = Booked.

BOP: Eating Little Split Pea's shit for years.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Oh shit! My favorite loud mouth, flappity headed Canadian! Skeet skeet!

57 kegs a tourny bitch!

Also also, flight = booked. Friday afternoon what!

...
This part gave me pause, though:

Quote:

Note that living standards in other countries and the standards and conditions with respect to the provision of utilities, services and accommodation may differ from those found in Canada.

we are on the same plane, landing 3:54pm at lax!
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victoria bike polo

anyone need a third?

check your email... adult training wheels

"This is the way it's always gonna be"

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

deal

I'm also potentially looking for a team - who needs a third?

Cupcake, hotbike: Craig and I are looking for a third. He's always in a pretty good mood. I'm known to be jovial too, on occasion. Especially when there's hot polo to be had. I haven't thought more about our polo resumes.

PM me and/or him if you're on the hunt.

This just in!
Cecily, Craig and Emerson!
Already candidates for best looking team and we ain't even there yet!
Well, Craig is, but that's just a taste. It gets exponential with addition. Take that, math nerds.

See y'all soon...

The EVBP scout has been received and reprogrammed He's spilling secret strategy as we speak.

[:][][:]

Nah. Real talk craig is badass. He even brought us ski poles
The man knows how to make new polo friends happy.

[:][][:]

x2 on the craig bad-assity, east van misses you craiger but retains the right to your first born.

more kenball played by more people in more places more often

DC -> LA; booked and confirmed...

Should have housing taken care most days except sunday night... any help?

Thanx foir making your own arrangements. As for Sunday, we aren't actually gonna go to sleep, we're just gonna party until everyone flies out. We've had more housing open up this week so our fly-ins should be good, in the next few days we'll be making some announcements, stay tuned.

OH ITS COMING!

Yes IT is Joey !

A little help with motels in the area. Suggestions/advise. Don't want to be too deep in da hood.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

umm dont trip bout the hood.. where we @ and around is not the Hood.. Email Joker bout Motels.. they are some just like 2 blocks away and its pretty good price..

"We don't need no education"

Pistolero wrote:

umm dont trip bout the hood.. where we @ and around is not the Hood.. Email Joker bout Motels.. they are some just like 2 blocks away and its pretty good price..

Thanks El Mano. I'll do that. Can't wait to see you guys.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Extracurricular activities query:

Any of you Socal types know of any interesting farm/food type things happening in and around this time? I'll be in the area until the Wednesday and am trying to hit up anything else going on... I'm talking Backwards-Beekeepers, farmlab, apocalyptic scenes of the city bulldozing community gardens... no wait scratch that last one.

A fellow farmnerd.

Farms in the hood. Woop
Got some maybe 10+ miles west of north hollywoo woop
Can get u to a farmers market probably but even there you'll
Find more korean bbq than pumpkins.

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mmmm korean bbq... I had some yesterday here in Denver but when I get to hollywood I will definitely need to find that. the LA Bike Polo web page has some information up for this thread as well as a link to the hockey courts, bike shops and various houses. Thought I'd point that out, but if you guys can give an address/link to the korean bbq that would be much excellent. just the thought of it keeps me warm in the snow and ice...

.edit. a link copy to the excellent map put up on labikepolo web page: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=1023034162283938...

--From Denver--
name:Max Davidoff: (Just like the cologne/cigarettes but I don't carry any of that)
bike:1997 leader 52cm, 34-18 Fixed, chopped bandlebars, emergency brake.
Tourneys: Denver, Austin 09, CoMo 09

Thanks for posting up the link, I kept forgetting to do that. We're going to make an effort to print out that map and have it available to the out-of-towners so you can find your way around the Valley.

As far as Korean BBQ goes, there's a fusion taco truck that most people here are raving about. You can check it out here: http://kogibbq.com/. I'll post up other recommendations as I get them.

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TACO TRUCK! YEAH!!!!!

"This is the way it's always gonna be"

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

NP on the link.. as for the taco truck, tell the owners to come through to bike polo. it sounds so delicious.

--From Denver--
name:Max Davidoff: (Just like the cologne/cigarettes but I don't carry any of that)
bike:1997 leader 52cm, 34-18 Fixed, chopped bandlebars, emergency brake.
Tourneys: Denver, Austin 09, CoMo 09

I like your Footer stats!
Denver

*attempts to detect sarcasm*
On the flip side, thanks! I just decided it would be helpful to people to get name, bike stats, and history in one fell swoop rather than let them continue to call me denverfetish :p
--From Denver--
name:Max Davidoff: (Just like the cologne/cigarettes but I don't carry any of that)
bike:1997 leader 52cm, 34-18 Fixed, chopped handlebars, emergency brake.
Tourneys: Denver, Austin 09, CoMo 09

PBP has family in Manhattan Beach, Covered on housing.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Manhattan beach is pretty far from the courts. like, an hour's drive at minimum.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

I will be shipping my bike via UPS to LA and i need an address to send it to? i was hoping to either get it shipped to where i am staying or some where close to the courts that will be open early sat morning. my flight lands after 10 on friday night and im sure there will be no bike shops open at that time. please help me get my bike as close to where i need to be as possible i think i will have the bike arrive thursday or friday depends on when i get to ship it.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

Email Joker! He can give you the address of the person you'll be staying with, or have him give you my address, since one of us will be picking you up from the airport.

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Drew, I get in at, like, 9:30. I'll hang around and perhaps we can get picked up together. Alex, Sarah, can the two of us get a ride at this time? I will have a bike, Drew won't. (Oh, and there might be more arriving at this time too: Alex East Van might be on my flight).

So stoked on this!!

And, everyone going to this tourney owes L.A. Bike Polo - and primarily Alex - a big thanks for all of the work they have done accommodating all of our requests and setting up what promises to be an epic and smoothly run tourney. You won't find a city that will go to the lengths to assist polistas as Los Angeles. Thank you mother fuckers. Thank you...

MMMMMBOP

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

wait for me! i get in at 10:30 - may or may not have a bike.

Hear that Alex: The crew is coming!! May need the polobus! I'll wait for you forever Cecily!

skeetfartz.com
MMMMMBOP

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

two eagles migrating to warm temps
arriving 11am ish
throw out some names of sleazy slayer like notel motels close by the courts so we can check em
any pick up going on friday night?
thanks 818!

"This is the way it's always gonna be"

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

Hey everybody. Thank You all for coming out to L.A. What I need now is one member only of each team to select a captain and please email me the following info. Seriously, just one of the three of you. This info is very important, if we don't have it, it may dilute the overall Poloxperience we intend to provide.

1. Team Name, Roster and City(s) and everyone's phone number and email.

2. If yer flying in, what time each of yer team members arrive, and departs, and if yer flying in or out of LAX or Burbank.

3. T-shirt size if u are pre-ordering the shirts. The design is on the flyer at the top.

4. If you are vegan or vegetarian.

5. Any other questions or concerns...

For the people who will be staying in hotels we have a few cheap ones that are bikable to the courts, even on a Polo gear. Some even have hourly rates. I will make a post regarding this shortly.

I'm gonna go ahead and expand #4 to include ANY dietary restrictions- we don't want to leave out severe allergies, since it would suck to have that be an issue if it's avoidable.
&& Thanks for remembering that, it's definitely important that we get the food info ASAP, since we're going to be buying the food very soon.

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Like we're building another Jonestown... But with polo instead of mass suicide.
Unless people request poison in their dietary needs.

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Bought tickets. Gonna need an early morning pickup from Burbank. super polo novas land at 9:40 AM on saturday morning. also, we will be needing a small plastic bag filled with green stickyness and some papers at the time of pickup. let me know how much cheddar i'll need to procure that. absolutely cannot play without some pregame prep work.

I'll be selling these:

CHROME ACES Playing Cards going CHEAP! $3 a deck or 12 for $25. I've got over 100. Helps support the Bike Messenger Relief Fund.

Email or call 213-216-2110 or

I have a sightly odd request for y'all...

Are any of the teams flying in (those we've promised housing) used to tiptoeing around small children? We have a spot that can house one team, but only if they're willing to be COMPLETELY SILENT between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
If so, please email me- danya717 (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/45504291@N08/4265994333/

Team "Frijoles" is coming!

Love the helmet sombrero.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Darn the computer did not translate to my picture.

joker if we're shipping our bikes can we send them to your place? email me your address if thats possible

i dont have yer email, Dusty. Shoot me one, alex at alexdash dot com. Probly have u send bikes to my studio, im there more often than at home.

Hi all,

In efforts to streamline coordination, if anyone else needs to ship a bike they can also send it to my home, which is but a mile from our prestigious rink. To save you the time from getting Joker's address, here's mine.

5311 Corteen Place, #4
Valley Village, CA 91607

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

UPDATE: IF you are flying in, your housing is covered. The specifics will be released soon via email.

As promised, here is a list of Flophouses in the immediate area. They are cheap by LA standards, and close enough to the courts to ride to, even on a polo gear.

The first 4 are definitely the cheapest, and don't take reservations. They quoted me $50-$75 a nite for 1 or 2 beds. The first one had a discount for a 3 nite stay. I'm pretty sure you won't need reservations at any of these places.

Econo Inn
10750 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 769-8432

Flamingo Motel
6105 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
No Phone number there they say.

Ritz Motel
6021 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 769-7520

Silver Saddle Motel
6235 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 766-5285

This one is definitely the nicest, with an Indoor pool and free continental breakfast & WiFi:

Comfort Inn & Suite
6147 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 769-6600

16 DAYS TILL PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

skeetfartzdotcom! sofakingright!

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

facefartsdotcominyermouf.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Cant wait.. ITs gonna be Fun

"We don't need no education"

FLAMINGO

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

TWO INCHES!!

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Is there anyone coming to this tourny who has colored HDPE gas pipe? (other than yellow) I am will to trade or buy....

Can I call you

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Check your inbox

Thanks!

I'll see what I can wrestle up Joey.

MMMMMBOP

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Thanks Falcon!

@seattle,
Bring me some red. And u gotta sell it to me cheaper than 10 please.
Anyone got blue or green? I'm sticking to madison red being superior. But
Curious to collect others.

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Check your INBOX Mykl.

Joey, if yer gonna visit us this weekend can u bring us more yellow HDPE?

Yes and I got those pads for you also.

nice! Yeah we'll work something out, bring all you can Joey, yer our main supply of that stuff, and Thank You

Alex if you need poles soon, let me know.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Fucken A we do! Ill shoot an email to u at some point today. My accountant greenlighted a significant chunk of our operating budget for this fiscal quarter to ski poles, at least until we're done testing those MKE poles and some other cheap 7075's I found online.

You give me an address and we'll consider it a care package.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Nice fukin people ^
@joey. Got yer email. Thanx desperado

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looking forward to seeing u guyz . looks like fun

Hells yeah!!! Wassup Big Mike in the AZ?

two weeks! skeet! skeet! skeet!

MMMMMBOP

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Has LA been on your mind?

A tourney in the heart of Los Goddamn Angeles, in January. And you'll be there, playing polo with the best of 'em.

The teams that will be there. The fabulous polo that will unravel on the courts. The screaming from the sidelines. A cold beer on the wall watching people who mean it.

I've been thinking about it some.

Oh man!
This is going to be great! Polo Vacation in my town!

Lost a member of my team! Anyone want to play in this tourny with me and Nano?

I was just going to post that my car is bringing an extra person for sure maybe a second as well. They are just coming to check it out. They have no tourney experience beyond our local practice tourney's but they can play if someone needs a third. Cant wait to see you all next weekend!

Thanks Justin!
I do have a couple of prospects sorting out there schedule. I will email you if necessary.

I figured you did. This tourney's a hot ticket haha. They just want to come see the action.

Why is this thread not popping up in the tournaments forum? I see it on the homepage under "Upcoming Tournaments" but not in the forum. Am I the only one?

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

no you're not the only one. the tournaments forum is for forum threads to discuss tournament organizing etc, not tournament announcements which have dates/sign up/posters/location etc. Actually nothing changed in that respect from the old site. but it's definitely confusing so i'll figure out a solution.

thanks

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Clear skies today!
Hope it remains that way all week!

Team Hollywood North finally book our tickets...

...I heard your team was going to be called "Infinite Dong".

Either way, looking forward to seeing y'all!

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

wow danya, count it. fuck you rory!

Just packed and shipped bike to corteen place look for it in 3 days thanks LA

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Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Holy Smokes It's Here it's here, Driving down Thursday.....

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Position for drama queen award is wide open I is down and counted out for LA with a Separated shoulder from saturday nite pick up Looks like you'll need to take me out on the town afterall, instead of on the court Rooster.Hope to make the Hecklers Bench anyhoo .Go SF.
Machine "so this is how it ends"

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

fuck that shit, drama queen is *not* wide open, and i have the princess visor to prove it bitch. you wanna out-drama queen me machine, you have a long way to go count it.

A princess visor proves you're a princess, dear.

A queen has a guillotine.

Damn, where's the x2 button when you need it?
Dat's sum funny shit, yo.

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

Joel should know what a queen is. Not only does he live in the Castro, he lives on Castro.

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You fucking opportunist jackhole! You never wear that shit around town. Worst $.99 I ever spent...

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

You're starting to sound like Joker!

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Does anyone need a third? I think I'm going to make a last minute decision to come down!

Does anyone have a place for me to stay?

The Machine is broken, his team needs a sub. Can you drink heavily and yell a lot? If so, you might be a good replacement. You also have to wear a Mohawk.

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Bottles has been learning some East Van voodo so he could be a good addition.

East Van voodoo is fine but it is not fluorescent fur voodoo.

Regardless it looks like I have to pull the plug on coming down this weekend.

leavin in the AM. See some of ya west coasters tomorrow/friday

good luck to all South Central teams representin!

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

south central will represent to the fullest adam!!!!!

Fuck off

PBP will be there tomorrow night, are you ready?

So ready for this. I'll be rounding everyone up at noon Fri. and heading West. Pick-up games Fri night?

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Pickup Games are going on right now. Friday we should have some people at the court as early as 10am. The lights are on there til 11PM. After that we're all gonna ride to Que Ricos for a late dinner.

Saturday Pickup games begin as early as 8AM. Bagels and some really nice coffee will be served at this time. At 9AM we're gonna meet and discuss rules and let every one know which division they're playing in. At 10AM the games begin. We're gonna start the grill around 1 or 2. The lites cut off at 11PM. A group ride to dinner will follow.

SUNDAY pickup games start early, and the first games of the Double elimination will kickoff at 10AM. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Pickup games and grudge matches will follow the tournament. Lites cut off at 11PM.

One last thing. ALL PICKUP GAMES WILL BE TIMED TO TEN MINUTES. THIS WILL BE ENFORCED. BUT WE WILL ALLOW SUDDEN DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A TIE.

half of my team will be landing in lax at 10 will a car be there to pick us up or should we just plan on taking the bus into town? either works for me i just dont want to miss dinner. once again thank you joker for all the details for this. cant wait be there in 14 hours.

The birds are in route!

Land at LAX at 9:30. Can't wait for the smack action.

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so i think there will be alot of polo players landing after 9 lets all wait for each other and travel together.

so i think there will be alot of polo players landing after 9 lets all wait for each other and travel together.

if anyone needs a ride from burbank airport, i will be available tonight and tomorrow morning. email me at unusualsusp3cts@gmail.com or call/text me 818 731 2771

WHAT BIKE?!!

The atx is in Cali and we are loving it! Thank you Sara for all of your nice help. Now let's get some polo games!!!!!

Fuck off

I'll be there to give as much help and abuse as I can fit into a weekend
"So this is how it ends"

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Thank you LA for all your hard work and hospitality. & thank you EVERYONE for your encouragement, coaching, & acceptance of our young Piranha. You made their polo Year. Congrats to trefoil.nosewheelies, speed & finesse. you were fun to watch.

1st - East Van (Chris, Pieter, Alex)
2nd - LA (Alex, David, Tim)
3rd - SEA/PDX (Seattle Drew, Leon, Kenichi)
4th - Phoenix

RESULTS:

1st East Van

Alex, Pieter and Chris

2nd LA - Notice to Appear

Joker, Pistolero and Tim

3rd - Sleepless in Portland

Kenichi, Drew (Seattle) and Leon

MVP - Mini Mike

THANX TO WHO ALL CAME AND COMPETED!!!

More 411 later...

thanks again, buddy. thanks to all of LA, except the cops (alcohol permits next time, eh?). and holy shit, the sun followed me home.

Didn't I call that, Drunky?

Congrats East Van...

how east van teams went down to the tourney?

who did rory team with? martin?

congrats, Piet, Drunky and Alex.

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Wow. Great time in LA. Much thanks to Alex and the other organizers and helpers. Thanks to everyone for all the great polo. Hope to see you in SF someday soon.

awesome weekend! Way to throw it down LA! someone please post the video of that epic dice game SKEET SKEET

LA threw one hell of an event!

Phoenix brought excellent, exciting teams. Those of you on the internet may not appreciate how many very, very good teams got beat by a teenager and his 12-yr old brother. Is the future of bike polo to be found in the desert? Must one play grass polo once a week to develop a serious cannon of a shot?

This was also the first tourney that I've been to where one had to qualify to make day two. Growth has its price, and for some that meant enjoying polo as a spectator rather than a whacker. The necessary and very well executed 10-minute time limit was also a price we paid. The clock played more of a role than any would like. It seemed few games played to 5.

On the upside, wow there were some very great games. This year's NAs are going to be tough tough tough.

LA: Thanks for hosting a very memorable, exciting, and comfortable event. You provided a fantastic venue and fed starving people lots of food and polo.

Everyone: Thanks for giving Phoenix such a warm welcome. It was a pleasure meeting each of you and seeing each share his/her flavor of our sport (culture, skills, passion and interpretation).

Hoping to see many of you in Tempe at the DPI II in three weeks.

-MT

Here's some photos, captions haven't been proofed yet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barleye/sets/72157623200877651/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barleye/sets/72157623200877651/

Was this a polo tournament or a crust punk convention. Jesus christ, I've never seen so many black jeans with black shirts.

Looks like a good time however. Kudos to LA and its suburbs for putting on a great tourney.

From all of us at PBP, Thanks Alex and crew, for a great weekend of very exciting Bike Polo. I hope we have shown the community that our youth can and should be a part of Bike Polo and the future of it.
Thanks to everyone for your support, kind words and coaching. And Machine, love the hat!
JB

Not Yet....Not Yet.

What was this kid's name?

More here:

In image two he's flying across the bow of Kaw, faster than my phonamera.

polojoel wrote:

What was this kid's name?

More here:

In image two he's flying across the bow of Kaw, faster than my phonamera.

Michael Boyd aka MiniMike aka Grandson

Not Yet....Not Yet.

MiniMike aka Tourney MVP, ja? Someone get those photos of the MVP jacket session- this kid is humble, I hope he felt the respect we were giving.

The photo above was one of countless blasts on seabass. I think I speak for the entire crowd when I say we're bracing ourselves right at this moment.

Game winner, actually. Clearly I saw it coming from waaaay down yonder. The crowd was going wild.

A blast it was not. He got close and put it under the bb. Like that. How many of us dream of being able to smoothly slip one under Seabass?

And the crowd went wild.

Quote:

How many of us dream of being able to smoothly slip one under Seabass?

i dream of smoothly slipping one to seabass.

polojoel wrote:

... from waaaay down yonder.

must add that this Phoenix team had Davey (right?) way down yonder. Stellar keeping.

Thanks LA!

Congrats EV PA&C!
(how did that Machine run-on go ...)

LAPD: 4 hours each for 6 undercover cops and 2 unifomed to bust people for drinking beer without concealing it on a Sunday. Really?

--
Credo quia absurdum

thanks LA
fuck you LAPD

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

thanx to the joker and his band of poloistas for throwin down for about 36 teams when less than 20 where expected .LA f?#$ING rox the poloverse.
and a special thanx to all the undercovers for not recognizing a beer helmet when they see one or is it that Nylon Faux Hawked Gauchos are invisible from Marioland. I'll be taking orders for the next tournament in an array of electro argyll furs for those who would like to attend INCOGNITO
Machine
"so this is how it ends"

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Thanks for coming to L.A.! We love you poloverse! Thanks for all the thrills and hard-fought games and major surprises (AZ!!) and so much good times. It's only January, but I'm certain this is one of the highlights of the year for me. I was a ball of crazy for most of the weekend, so thanks for putting up with me, thanks Leon for your help with the bracketing, big thanks to East Van (and bikehaus partiers) for being such great houseguests, thanks Machine and Boludo for bringing me to tears from so much laughter with Two Steves on the Mic...

Running pickup games on four courts Sunday night was such a fun, amazing, awesome time. That had to be my favorite part of the whole weekend. As a player, these games helped me grow SO MUCH. My hope is that you all return for the next L.A. polo shindig.

I have two white road-type helmets at my house now, though. One's a Giro and the other is a Bell. Want 'em back? I'll be in Tempe for the DPI if that works out, otherwise let me know if you're missing your brain bucket...

Tournament weekends always go by so fast and leave me craving more poloverse awesomeness!

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Also, I'm sure many of you met my awesome roomie, Raquel. She was amazing with polo support of all kinds this weekend, from beer runs to baking to designing some fantastic wheel covers and just being her charming self and so much more. Well, she's riding with Aids Life Cycle from SF to LA in June and raising at least $3K for AIDS research and support. You can thank her for her awesomeness by donating to her ALC account here: www.tofighthiv.org/goto/SpecializedRaquel

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

thanks to joker for putting us up and giving us rides in his cop car. 818 bike polo put on a great tournament, i love you all.

game watching

what a weekend, thanks LA for so much hospitality two years running! so great to see everybody again in the sunshine, 818 you showed everyone a really great time. pick-up both days was awesome, i got the inside scoop on the az kids with rory.

krista, i am mailing you a flag for the canadian embassy.

joker, you and david and tim are amazing players with incredible shots. pistolero i am going to fucking learn your shot you just watch me. tim post those pictures.

arizona you blew my mind--- come up to vancouver for polo camp, ask the hawkkk and the eagle for details. you played with poise and imagination, exactly what this game is looking for. come up to open arms in cascadia any time.

to everyone who travelled it was great to see you again, i'll be down in portland on friday son. cecily upton how the fuck are you everywhere all of the time?

coffee with cream *and* sugar and bagels and cream cheese at the court a first in bike polo maybe.

east van you are the best, really good times falling asleep together with florida and rory singing to each other. kenny i am sorry i thought you were on mushrooms.

LAPD you obviously suck.

bike polo, i will be down to play you shortly.

jason's other love

as always pieter, you have written the best recap of a tournament weekend. thank you.

Thank you LA for putting on a great tournament! I had an incredible first tournament experience. I hope to see you all at DPI 2!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Davey_Carfax...MiniMike and AJ's Goal Keeper. And first ever tourney. Huge Props Davey my boy.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Thanks to all in LA for the tourney. Good weather, good polo, good people. Did anyone find a small black sweatshirt that faintly says "Milwaukee" near the zipper (you know, the one that everyone ended up buying at Cog)? It also probably has a white sticker on it that says "Ooga Booga". I may have left it at the court or at Krista's house. I would love it back!

Yes LA it was AWESOME! Joker dont take my earlier post as a negative. Acually i am proud to say that I have been ticketed on both coasts for open container! No one got hurt or went to jail so that is always a good thing. Great job everyone involved. Big ups to the AZ kids and their support crew! You will find your polo prep school up in cascadia has some great talents that they are waiting to share with you, good luck this year! Dad tern thanks for being such a champ, you know your son needs a guy like you to look up to. hummingbird, congrats on the engagement, i guess when we spoke about relationships you really were feeling it... Funny how you didnt even mention it, such a humble champ...the best kind of champion. Osprey you are the true anchor of east van BALLS DEEP! Way to make that goal pregnant! Slayers holiday and Friend box approved tournament, Thanks again LA and FUCK THE POLICE!

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

preach son
sorry i didn't make it back for round II

thank you joker kristy, sarah and LA for putting on an awesome tourney! I had a blast. Friend box!

Whos got the crack!

if you have not seen already, i put up about three hundred pictures from this past weekend in the photo thread! check em'

Fuck off

Alex you have outdone yourself!

Great Job 818 !

Hater-aid and all!

Great tourney L.A. Joker, you know I love to bust your balls but you and the rest of the crew pulled it off. Pistolero and girlfriend: I will come back to your hotel ANY time. Krista, thanks for the words. Raquel, thanks for getting an East Van tattoo. We are all very proud. (and thanks for the sponsorship!). Congrats East Van. Fuck the LAPD. The friend box approves of this tournament. All that and everything else mentioned by everyone else times about a hundred.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Birdman
Great job taking the collection for the tickets.
Big Heart!!!

Alex, Joker Man. Do you have a lost-n-found mallet collection?
MKE shaft, red head, black tape. Bring to DPI 2 if so. Thanks

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Those are my Flickr pics Joker posted the link to...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barleye/sets/72157623200877651

I'll try to get them all tagged with names, team names, and cities soon.

Great Job 818. Alex and crew put together an awesome weekend. Good to see all of ya'll. Nice hanging with you East Van and thanks for the schooling. There will be a better day for banana fish Martin. 206 always good to see you. Nice showing AZ. The future is looking strong. Nice to mix it up with all, old and new. See you at the next one.

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WOW!!!
what a great time it was in the 818 during this event.
Much love goes out to everyone!
I hope to see you all very soon!

Bike Polo is Our Language,
Good Will is Our Motto,
Friendship is Our Goal.

Play More Bike Polo Together!