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St Louis Dead-Of-Winter INDOOR lock-in

Saturday, January 16, 2010 - Sunday, January 17, 2010
Host club: 
St. Louis Bike Polo

Due to space/capacity issues, food budgets, fair access to the one court in the place, etc. We have decided to limit entry to this event to 80 persons, and to charge 20 dollars per. This will include 4 meals, snacks, beer, water, and coffee.

Games all day and night will be played to 10 minutes. We have a scoreboard with a time clock and a buzzer. 4/5ths of these will be straight pick-up. Once an hour, a called game will be had. These will be distributed by lottery. There will be "quiet rooms" where you can roll out a sleeping pad if you want to get some sleep at some point.

To reserve your spot, please paypal us 20 dollars via Lucky@slathaus.com Careful records will be kept and full refunds will be given to people whose availability changes between now and January 16th. Full disclosure of all funds taken in and how they were spent will be available after the event.

A block of 4 tickets, and another of 5, have been reserved for Saturday night's Blues vs Rangers NHL game. These tickets will be 36 dollars each. We will be traveling by city bus, which is 2.25 each way and happens to go door to door from the Skatium to the Scottrade Center.

Update 12/18/09: Registration is now closed. The event is full up. Sold out in 3 days. Crazy.
If you are coming early or staying late and need a place to crash in town, contact this guy and he will get you hooked up.

Location

Skatium
120 E Catalan St
St Louis, MO 63139
United States

Signed up

Off season?

Minneapolis will be there.

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that shit is on-season in cascadia.

east van will be there.

this shit sounds like a whole gym load of fun! fireworks? gas grills? other things that are fun but hazardous indoors?
RVA polo

We're gonna bring in our own food, unless you think you can get 23 hours of energy from red vines, nachos, and cotton candy. Grills are out, fireworks are out.

Will talk to the club about bringing in the Livers and making it a bigger party for part of the night. Still plenty of time for details to get worked out.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

rumor mill started and not to detract from this event too much but mke hopefully will be hosting a indoor tourney this winter as well...hope i can make this i am going to costa rica in january not sure on dates though yet so still time to plan to make this
www.mkebikepolo.com

Have a tournament in November. I'm coming to live with Kremin for the month

3...2...1...GO!
Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

ohh alexis got off work early
www.mkebikepolo.com

140x65

Holy. Shit.

Let's get DRUNK

LBP_of_C0M0P0L0 ----[] o

Me, Drew CoMo and Pete CoMo, vs. The other 3 killers from Columbia that we faced in Denver. Just one game. We still need to sort that shit out. I love you guys.

Oooooh, grudge match. I'm down. And I'll try not to ruin any more of my joints this time.

SUCK TOWN POLO

But you'll kill your bike!
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Grudge matches for sure! I think we'll have a board so people can sign up for scheduled grudge matches. PARTY.

That's a great idea! What, like, one an hour or something? The other 50 minutes will be throw-in?

How we (very loosly) administrate the polo will depend on how many people come. There is only the one rink in the Skatium, and we don't want folk sitting around for hours between games. It'll get worked out.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-PARTY

Retired.

But wait. You have the place for 23 hours, right? I think that's plenty of polo time for no matter how many people show up....especially if there's booze involved.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

leon and i have talked extensively about a 24-hour polo tournament, msg us for deets if you are interested. we've always dreamed about having it inside as well. we considered making drug use mandatory, but decided that would be difficult to put on a waiver.

(interestingly, the only waiver i have ever actually signed for polo was used about five seconds later to clean up a beer spill)

it's on.

Columbia, MO

im just pissed i didnt get to face Retro Abortion... my foot downs and mallet head whiffs are strategies you guys probably have never seen before, and could have proved to be mind boggling. its on if i get to come to this. :)

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

I woulda played lefty just for you, pal <3 <3 <3

LBP_of_C0M0P0L0 ----[] o

i plan on coming to this.

Yeah!!! You have to come Dus, we won't have it any other way.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

WARM UPS FOR SPRING BREAK OTEN!!

PCOLA WILL BE THERE!!

I think I can plan accordingly. Maybe Florida can sweep through Savannah on their way? Hopefully I can get a team together for that.

a new team BALTIMORE?
I think SO

O.G.D.C.

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

we should have a party at the old needle point arena and reminisce about that fucking dude who worked with you from south baltimore. what was his name? butch? haha he was a badass crazy fuck. hahaha i'm so psyched.

since it's indoors and all, is there a limit on the amount of people you can have in there? i don't necessarily want to be involved in some boy on boy cuddle puddle.

this is going to be in STL where the traveling team is called the cuddlers

the key word being necessarily. is this some sort of bargaining ploy cait? are you playing cuddle-puddle-hard-to-get?

skeet...

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

CUDDLERS!!!

Big Tides!

dennis will be there with a squeegie

O.G.D.C.

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

and shaky face
SlAuTerHouSePoLoDC

SlAuTerHouSePoLoDC

I think a big ol' crew of texans are gonna muck up this cuddle fest...

Bring that loud girl from Austin. She was a riot at Mid-Wests.

Here's something: Saturday night the St Louis Blues will be hosting (and trouncing) the New York Rangers six miles north of the Skatium. Group tickets are available for parties of 12 or more starting at 39 dollars per. Is anyone who is planning on coming to this event interested in a group ride up to a live NHL hockey game in the middle of a 24hour polo-marathon?

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

YES!

count me in! that would be awesome! i haven't been to a blues game since i was smaller than i am today, and i haven't grown since i was 12... !

!!!!!

my other ride is a loveboard

does anyone know if there is going to be smoking allowed inside?

FTL BIKE POLO...

I've got a few additional details and answers to your questions.

The legal capacity of the Skatium is 300 persons. I very seriously doubt we will approach that figure. We have a few strategies to make sure everyone can play with everyone else for the whole time which depend on how many people show up. More people = more rigid scheduling to ensure fair access.

We will have use of a PA system for announcements and music. We promise not to abuse it. Bring your ipods, mix tapes, and mix cd's.

We will have use of a scoreboard with a countdown clock.

There are four approximately 8' X 15' rooms with doors where you can roll out your sleeping bags for a while if you want to nap in the dark and relative quiet.

The building allows smoking, but it's our event, so we can ban or limit it to an area.

So far, there are 4 people interested in the hockey game field trip. 8 more, and we all get goodie bags.

We will be feeding and drinking you the whole time. At least a third of all foods will be vegetarian. We can hook up some vegan vittles too.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

i love it. i don't have a team yet but am practising staying up for 56 hours straight. so far, i can drink 121 beers in that time, but am shooting for 168.

thats a beer for every hour in a week.

yep, as a personal challenge i am shooting for three beers an hour over the course of this tournament.

i a(i)m high.

my high school guidance councerler said it was good to have goals. btw i am too far away from spelling that word right i cant get my sp check to figure it out so im just giving up

Anybody from DC want to go to this? If I can get two or three people to split costs with, I would come. And I would be in for the hockey game.

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

is it too far to drive to this? I'd like to get out there too.

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"Thou Shalt put Thy Weed in it"
CH0MB0 3:16

bus it to dc and you can ride in the no-fun-mobile.

we will all sit quietly and listen to AM radio.

13 hours.

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

Coast to Coast AM all the way there?? man, this is sounding sweet. I'm serious

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"Thou Shalt put Thy Weed in it"
CH0MB0 3:16

as long as you bring your "special mallet" youll be ok for that drive...
www.mkebikepolo.com

No-fun-mobile is no drugs allowed. Sorry $0mb0.

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

chombo just fly to mke then drive the 7 hours in a cargo can sitting on back on a lawn chair while ben hunter drives the van to STL...you can do whatever you want int hat van
www.mkebikepolo.com

crombow, don't do that. i need somebody to split gas money and drive time with. also, team up with dumptrick and i for the tournament!

maybe if i book way in advance i can get a decent ticket price.

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

slapdick bike polo - washington dc

if i come ill go to a hockey game as long as you get me a BLUES jersey to wear for the nite! fuck the rags!

thinking about coming to this. tommy, let's team up.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

paul lets team up. what do you think?

bike polo hotline

word. i might need a ride too if no one else from new orleans is going. or i might just fly.

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we could carpool and
maybe danielnola could grace missouri with his presence
i think that would be a dope car ride

deep south bike polo

bike polo hotline

count it!!!

tommy wanna try a team of you paul and i?
if not in st louis then sometime soon

deep south bike polo

bike polo hotline

I might have missed something(which is pretty likely), I cannot tell if this is a mixer tournament, bring your own team, or 23 hours of pick up.

You haven't missed anything. We've been intentionally vague about the format because it so heavily depends on how many people show up. It was conceived of as 23 hours of pick up. However, if a relatively low number of players come, we will probably run a mini tournament or two just to keep things interesting. If a lot of people show up, we will have to regulate access to the court more to ensure that everyone plays as much as they want to. Time for called games/grudge matches has been built in.

I hope that answers your question.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

It does, thank you. Next step buy a plane ticket.

Also I am going to be in St Louis from Dec 19- Dec 27 for the family xmas and what not. Any chance to get some pick up around then? Ive never played in St Louis, even though I lived a block from Shrewsberry.

Count on a car full from Bloomington, IN. We'll be there in full force!

Wasn't really planning on it, but after this last weekend, I think I have to go.
Hope that makes it easier for the rest of Chi to come down, probably should let them know...

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

Amtrak from Chicago to St Louis is 33 bux including the "bike ticket". If those fuckers don't come down on their own, I will go up there and drag 'em back by their Jenny Cups.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

I can attest to the CHI-STL Amtrak. It can be a little long, but its way easier/cheaper than driving in a lot of ways. Plus, everyone can sleep instead of someone having to drive half drunk and on zero sleep the next day.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Amtrak means I don't have to rent a car.

just FYI enterprise has half off weekend rentals october-april...that's who we usually use
www.mkebikepolo.com

Point was, I have a car, so train or not, no one has to rent a car (unless more than 4 of us go.)

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

I love that you have a car! I'm sick of rentals.

Where is St. Louis?

Nah jay kay super stoked.

You better get the KC crew out for this. And tell Brian not to break any more digits.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Timmm wrote:

You better get the KC crew out for this. And tell Brian not to break any more digits.
OGT-COMOPOLO

this stupid schenk splint comes off in six weeks. so ill be there.

Are you actually going to show up for this? It's 4 hours away, so if you plan on being late again... well, we might just lock you OUT.

my other ride is a loveboard

There is not a mountain high enough, there is not a river wide enough, and there is no lock strong enough to keep me from Charlie.

how dare you threaten to steal my boyfriend... you already stole my FAVORITE TUTU!

my other ride is a loveboard

HAHAHA....I'm so glad this picture ended up here. So funny.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

CRIS 81??? we doing this or what dogg???

count it! who's our third? i doubt i can harass peter into a second trip so close. he's down for sespi but that will likely fill his two tourney quota. i've mentioned it to brendan g and he might be down.

YIP!

I really liked Lee from STL idea that he talked about this weekend. It basically entails throwing everyone's mallets into one big pile and then dividing it into teams of three. I like the idea that your team will be completely random. We could even divide the mallets into A, B, and C player piles and then divide them. I figure this is the most fair way to do it because then everyone gets an equal amount of play and no one gets their feelings hurt for not playing enough. Of course we need to leave room for grudge matches as well as Lucky mentioned above. What does everyone think?

Midwest is best!!

This is exactly what st. pete is doing for their mixer this month and I'm totally stoked on it. The a b c thing seems kind of arbitrary, someone could be a c defense but an a offense. And who gets to judge that?

That's true. I guess I just didn't want some teams to be stacked with good players. That's just the luck of the draw though I suppose.

Midwest is best!!

YEAH this is going to be awesome. It's Elliot's 21st bday, so be prepared to get him liq'red up!!

I wanna play less organized pick up games, but I like the idea of splitting it into random teams. After this weekend,the thought of heavily organized competitive tourney style games makes me want to crawl under my snuggly como covers.

F Yeah!! I will definitely save two of my Christmas home brews for Elliot and you Maggie!! What a great way to celebrate his 21st birthday. I'm jealous!!

Midwest is best!!

wait so lock in is a definate mixer? someone confirm...

YIP!

Confirmed. This is a polo-party. Time has been set aside for called games/grudge matches if there are specific folks you want to play with/against, but for the most part it's meant to run like the best, longest day of pick-up polo you ever had. Indoors. With booze.

The "Who wants a shot at the current Midwest Champs" dunk tank style grudge matches will be held at 5am, so I stand a chance of beating them.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

lucky wrote:

The "Who wants a shot at the current Midwest Champs" dunk tank style grudge matches will be held at 5am, so I stand a chance of beating them.

Haha...this sounds like a brilliant idea.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

I'm psyched for this. I've never been to St. Louis, looking forward to this trip.

Are any other folks from Pittsburgh coming to this? You guys were awesome to hang out with in Dayton!
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

One way or the other my car is going to be full of people. Barring serious illness on my part or an incredible snowstorm across the midwest, I will be there with Pittsburgh people in tow.

cris???? you wanna confirm this???

STL and all of the rust belt! I think I may be making this happen as a mid-continent stopover...

Except I don't really know any of y'all (but hey those youth group things were always good for "making new friends")

Stoked! I'm gonna go up on the signup to remind me to do this.

emerson

This is a Breeders video that was shot at the Skatium (The venue for this event)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJAYQ2rrkdQ

I wish the Breeders were playing while we were there, though they could probably leave this song at home.

this one was the jam

YIP!

Ha ha YESSS!

This album was playing when I lost my virginity.

im coming

could you tell NOLA Will to bring my joeblow pump to mobile friendlies and take it to STL in order to return it to its father?

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

i'll be going to this. do you know who has your pump?

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Will's got it, it's a yellow joeblow.

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

oh. duh. i missed will's name in the original post. we'll get it to you somehow.

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cool, thanks

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

"Contact me" link in his profile for private messages. Quit mucking up my thread with your shit no one else needs to know about.

See you Saturday.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

frazer, how you getting to this? can i ride with you if you drive? b.o.t.9.n.s 4-eva!

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paul, if i am staying with you before this....you can just ride with me but the only thing is i may go to philly after, so you would have to find your own way home dogg....just holla at me on the celly son!

Got my plane tickets for xmas, and then again for the lock-in. Two weeks in St. Louis, week and a half in Philly, half a week in St. Louis. It will all be a good time. Too bad there isnt an FBC ride on New Years.

There's a FBC ride on New Years Day. It's the "Full Noon Fiasco."

That makes me really excited.

i'm making the lock-in the start of my holiday visit in st louis. i have family around the city that i will see and stay with, but hey STL polo people, it'd be swell to hang with some of yall outside of the lock-in. maybe get in some regular pick-up, riding, etc. anyone interested in that?!

www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

Of course! Contact us on our club page or our blog to arrange stuff and things.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

You should find a way to get to COMO...being as we're only two hours a way. That's like, what, a two hour and ten minute bike ride?

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Hello.
I Count on one team from Charleston, South Carolina, makin the trip. We have only played one tourn. in ATL and did horrible... That was only after a couple weeks of practice though, so now were up to snuff, and want to see what the competition is looking like for NA Championships in Madison.

Wow you're dedicated! That's like a 15 hour drive for one night of polo....

My crew is still pretty new and slowly uping our level of play-- maybe a Bloomington v. Charleston game would be good practice for both of us.

Wait my friend.. one night? 23HOURS! Definitely worth it.. BUT, Since we are driving pretty fu**ing far.. Does anyone have a place we could crash that Friday night before?

I put 12,000 miles on my car this summer for polo. Drove from the middle of Missouri to Philly, Denver, New Orleans, etc. You'll get used to it. Hell, you'll look forward to the road trips in a few months.

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

And to be clear.. will this ALL be throw in/pick up? Or is there a small bracket in the works?

before i buy my plane ticket for this: is there anyone that can give me a lift from the airport?! let me know asap!!

tommy! if you get there after we do, i will definitely come get you from the airport

Buy that ticket. We'll make sure someone's there to pick you up from the airport.

me and 4 others will be driving from southwest florida!

booze AND a dancefloor at this bad larry, confirm or deny...

YIP!

Confirmed. Plus "cosmic" lights and a disco ball. Wear UV reactive clothing for full effect!

Although I have a sneaking suspicion that the "dance floor" area will be full of bikes most of the time.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

then "Send Me an Angel" needs to be pumped!

YIP!

points for bike dancing or artistic cycling!

wait, there's no point system. cheers for bike dancing or artistic cycling then.

i am sooooo pumped about this! the dance floor is seriously the icing and cherry on top!
www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

what are the details on the excursion to the blues game? please tell me they're playing the hawks!

YIP!

failboat! it's new yawk ranjahs. still interested.

YIP!

the south florida people(ft.myers)are talking about comming up as soon as details are settled I will let you people know.

So I'm going to be making a home brew for this. It's probably going to be a pale ale or an APA. I'm open to suggestions though. I will also be making "special" treats since we probably won't be able to smoke at this thing. If anyone wants to contribute to this I would be much obliged. See you STL cats the Wednesday before X-Mas for some pickup games!

Midwest is best!!

APA!

I got at least a tenner on delicious baked goods.

You can probably get away with baked goods, but we do not have permission to bring in our own booze. The Skatium has a liquor license with the City, which is difficult to obtain and maintain. We have to play by the rules and buy through the venue. We are working like mad on a beer sponsor so it'll hopefully be cheap or free to buy during those hours the venue can serve.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

confirm or deny: cancer stick smoking is allowed but other things are not allowed?

Well, cigarettes are legal and "other things" aren't, so you tell me. The venue allows smoking, we may allow it, may relegate it to one part of the place, or may not allow it at all inside. That vote has not happened yet.

I have heard a couple of stories about people getting away with smoking "other things" in the skatium, but those individuals were probably at a party close to home and not worried about getting 80 of their friends put out on the street at 4 in the morning.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

my question was more of "are the owners/staff of the skatium that cool?". a clarification if you will. it was not meant to imply that i would be doing whatever i wanted, regardless of the rules or consequences.

baked goods it is. we'll whip up a batch for sure.

cant fucking WAIT for this. my glorious return to polo. and bicycles in general.

Oh, so you guys DO know the way here from KC? Where were you for friendlies last weekend, then?

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

lucky, you still owe us (well rob, charlie, and me for sure!) accompaniment to the City Museum! make good on that sometime during the week, post lock-in?!

www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

No problem. You'll love it.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

That sucks about the booze, but I totally understand. I think I'm still going to make the beer but just have it for pre/post Lock-In fun. Does anybody have any ideas for baked goods? I'm thinking peanut butter bars(like reeses pb cups). I'm open for suggestions though. I do make a mean potclava (baclava, haha!) Also, count me in for the City Museum and the STL Science Center if anyone would like to join me. It's free and awesome!!

Midwest is best!!

Does the city museum still do cheaper friday nights?

yes $10 access to most things. We went on Saturday night after friendlies.

sounds awesome, i dont even care what the setup is going to be, im down for whatever. chris, want to be on my team for a pickup game? ive changed to a single speed with dual lever brakes, so no fixed gear/no brake for me this time i promise.

As a side note to a previous post, I vote no indoor smoking. Anyone else?

I second that, but it should definitely be a majority vote. Hopefully there are less smokers for my lung's sake.

Midwest is best!!

It sounds like Lucky was trying to maybe designate a "Smokers Lounge" of sort...how easy that'll be to regulate after people get boozed up is hard to say.

Bike Polo Ronin

Is there going to be a cut off in how many people came come to this?

Ifuckinglovepolo

Yes. We just talked it out this weekend. I am going to update the flyer and email everyone who's "signed up" this week. 80 persons is what we think we can handle.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

Lexington is bringing 40 of that 80, then.

Just kidding.

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So wait, we need to be watching our emails to RSVP or something? Cause I have 3 comin from SC, and the other 2 kids will SLAY me if we dont get in.

Something like that, give me a minute here. I'm on my way to work right now, I'll post this evening when I get back. There shouldn't be any need for slaying.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

Shoo. Thats a relief.

okay i'm booking my flight. can someone pick me up friday and give me a ride to the airport monday? how hard would it be to bring a case of natty boh? baltimore needs its nourishment!

edit: monday's return flight is too expensive. make that sunday evening. can someone give me a ride sunday evening?

revision: cris isn't coming back with us. erica and i still don't know when we're going up.hopefully early friday. sorry for the confusion.

After much consideration, some amount of hand-wringing, and many failed attempts to get a title sponsor to pay the rental fee for 23 hours at the Skatium, StL bike polo has finally arrived at a formula that we think is going to make this event a success. Due to space/capacity issues, food budgets, fair access to the one court in the place, etc. We have decided to limit entry to this event to 80 persons, and to charge 20 dollars per. This will include 4 meals, snacks, beer, water, and coffee.

The show will go more-or-less as follows: All games all day and night will be played to 10 minutes. We have a scoreboard with a time clock and a buzzer. 4/5ths of these will be straight pick-up. Once an hour, a called game will be had. These will be distributed by lottery, which means if you already know who your three are, and which three you want to play, that's are 6 chances for that game to be had sometime during the event.

Weather averages for St Louis for that time of year are a high of 37 and a low of 21, it is usually clear and dry the third weekend of January. I say this for two reasons: 1. To let all the yahoos from south of here who plan on coming know to dress warm, and 2. To say that if you feel that you aren't getting enough polo, our regular Sunday pick up court is 3 miles up the road from the Skatium.

To reserve your spot, please paypal us 20 dollars via Lucky@slathaus.com Careful records will be kept and full refunds will be given to people whose availability changes between now and January 16th. This is the paypal account that I conduct St. Cago Polo Works business through, if that helps anyone get over sending money to a near stranger. Full disclosure of all funds taken in and how they were spent will be available after the event.

A block of 20 tickets have been reserved for Saturday night's Blues vs Rangers NHL game. These tickets will be 39 dollars each. We will be traveling by city bus, which is 2.25 each way and happens to go door to door from the Skatium to the Scottrade Center. If you are interested in attending the hockey game, make a note of it in your reservation and, if you are able, send that 39 dollar ticket price at the same time.

I'll do my damndest to keep the tallies updated on the Tournament thread, so you can all feel that deadline and make your travel plans.

Thanks in advance for all your trust, we're looking forward to filling your bellies, wetting your throats, and keeping you up all night playing polo indoors in the dead of winter. -Lucky and all of StL Bike Polo

Retired.

SWEET. 80 people = ~26 teams = ~13 games per round at ~8 minutes (average?) = 1 game per person every 100 minutes.

That's like 14 games if everyone wants to play the whole time! That's plenty, right? Now to get the 20 bucks in my bank account. :X

-Nick

So, just sent my cash in, so three of us from Charleston are (hopefully, given it didnt sell out like a 'stones show)coming. We are planning on leaving from Charlotte on Friday morning around 8, getting to St. L around 8 that night. Since the lock in isnt until Saturday, we will be in need of lodging. We are all nice, clean, non-smokers, that can cook and clean like Rosie Jetson (If you dont get the reference, imagine Aunt Jemima, crossed with Martha Stewart, crossed with "The Nanny", and turned into a Robot.. But you got the reference didnt you? Sly Fox...) But really, if you have bed/couch/floor space, and are willing to open up to totally strangers, let me know :)

Just signed up and paid for 3 of those 80 from my car from Pittsburgh.

Not having the abiltiy to pay online, can I give you twenty buck on Saturday when I get to play some out of town pick up.

Are we saying ten minute games are the set rule? As in, NOT first to 3 or 5, but just whoever has the most after ten minutes? Because I feel that more people could play more games if we did a "which comes first" as far as first to 3 or 5, OR ten minutes, whichever comes first. Just a thought, but hey, you da boss boss.

What time is this shindig getting underway on Saturday?

Midwest is best!!

2 good points have been brought up:

1. Not everyone has a paypal account. If this is you, contact me through my profile and swear up and down that you plan to attend this event. We will hold a place for you, but if you don't come, we're gonna put your name on a South City Hoosier to play in your stead, and you may get a bad rep as a player.

2. There is some housing available for those whose travel schedule has them coming in Friday and/or not leaving til Monday. Again, contact me through my profile and we'll get you some place to crash.

A not so good point that was raised: Play for 10 minutes. If it's all the polo I get possibly for an hour, I'd rather play ten minutes and loose 2-23 than walk off the court 0-5 in two and a half minutes.

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OK. 18 people are registered. I'm going to bed. New totals tomorrow. Thanks, everyone.

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ATX, i just sent in my money. who else is going?!
holler.

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AB and ANN SILVER are in!
moneys on its way!

bike polo hotline

all thanks to beansy! the master.

beansy!?!? oh my fucking god please tell me that "beansy" is your little nickname for ab. oh life could only be so good.

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Youve reached the Bike Polo HotLine This is BEANSY what would you like to talk about today.

beansy is my sister

beansy is anns sista who payed for our reservations
thanks a bunches

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Ok. Now I see the 10minute rule benefit. My mistake.

Paaaaid up.
Bitchin.

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

paul, it's even better!

YIP!

why the fuck did I just send money to sean? who the hell is that? damnit i totally got bamboozled!

five floridians all pay'paled up. can't wait.

cris81 paid!
lets go commando! first rule is: the laws of germany!

YIP!

Florida gals? Alright! At least we know this won't be a total sausage-fest.

Can we call out a senior citizen's game? 30+ age players only?

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I'm in on that one.

You're over 30, Keith? You have such a baby face!

Midwest is best!!

if i go im in. jeff also.

jeff's not going.

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Count me in the 30+ grudge match.

anyone from florida driving up? i need a ride unless i can get some people to commit here in tallahassee.

Hey Justin!

I'm riding with Eva, Jared and Amandal, It's unclear if sam is also riding with us or not.. If she isn't there might be an extra seat..

Your best chane would be to check with the fort myers kids word was a couple of them wanted to go, but really now you hav enough tally kids to harass to about coming!

51 Players are registered so far.

10 are from Lexington.

Another 10 are from places where it will probably be nicer outside where you left from than inside where you will arrive to.

If my ticket comes up to call a grudge match, I promise here and now to make it an over-30 game. Unless it's too late at night, cos all us granpas will be asleep.

So far, only a handful of folk are showing interest in going to the Blues game. Too expensive? Too much time away from the party? I don't know. I wanna watch hockey with bike polo people, though.

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Lexington is the new London. Lots of players & league play.

Lucky, will you please reserve a spot for me! I don't have a paypal account and I will be in STL for the holiday's so I can give the money to someone other than you(that I know-Julia or Lee) since you will be out of town.

Midwest is best!!

hawks 3 blues 0 F

YIP!

Whoa, 51 out of 80 signed up already?!?! Lucky, bloomington has our weekly pickup night tomorrow (thursday) and we'll be finalizing our plans then. If for some reason 30 people try to sign up before then I would humbly request that you reserve 6 spots for us. I don't have paypal but we'll find someone in the club who does and get you a wad of cash asap.

Registered!

Who are you playing with ?

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EVERYONE!

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Its mostly pickup all day, so yeah, everyone

Make that 11 Lexington players.

Sandbag Central

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PAID PAID PAID BALTIMORE WILL BE THERE. YES YES YES

PAID. Can't wait.

What about guests/spectators? There was talk about a smaller entry fee for those folks. Should we just give you their "entry" fee when we see you in STL?

nice! Oriole swarm formation confirmation!

YIP!

cris jeff and me for one of the over 30 team.

brokebike, keith and lucky the other?

Count me in for the 30-years-young matches!!!

Looks like an over 30 tourney in the works.

Sauls, looks like you just called the first grudge match. We need to see more called game challenges on this thread!

We're thinking of a somewhere between 5 and 10 dollar fee for spectators, assuming they want in on the food and drink.

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lucky will you be posting a full list of the fortunate 80? wondering what the count was at also.

YIP!

hell yeah sauls. leclair, lindros, and renberg L.O.D. style!

YIP!

PAID!!!
now i need a ride.
also, when you say food, will there be a vegan option or should i bring my granola, sprouts,and mashed yeast?

X2 on the vegan food.

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x3

edit: oops sorry lucky just saw your post below
thanks!

70 registered as of 8:30pm Thursday, December 17th.

Vegan/vegetarian food has always been a part of the plan.

As the "fourtunate 80" have all registered through paypal, I have a lot of first and last names, not cities of origin or .ca screen names. I hesitate to repost all that personal info. Maybe something can be worked out if/when the final spots are filled.

Right now it's folk from all over Florida, Lexington, Cincinnati, Columbia, Kansas City, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Austin, Philly, Baltimore, Charleston, Savannah, and Bloomington.

Mostly Lexington.

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Did you mention Chicago?

ps. can't wait for this!

pcola ab,
your lost trip teamate!

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You know who we all are, quit lying.

OGT-COMOPOLO

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Did I get one of the reserve spots? I have been flying all day so I couldnt realyl email you. But my flight is already booked and I would be pretty well screwed if not.

Yeah, you're good. So far, everyone who has paypal-ed us money or even just swore up and down that they were coming is on the list. 72 slots are filled this way. 8 to go. Anyone who's travel plans change at the last minute (it happens), please be sure to let us know as soon as you do, so we can get you your money back and fill your slot.

Geez, if I had known this would come close to selling out in three days, I might have handled it differently. Announced a date that slots went on sale so folk could prepare or something. We're all learning together.

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St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

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Make that 7 slots left, and and a total of 12 from Lexington.

Lexington Bike Polo OG - Retired (Still show up and heckle though)

13 now.

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We've got four from Pittsburgh coming...

You should bring your shifty lens thingy and take increasingly strangely focused, tunnel-visioned photos as the drunkenness and exhaustion begins to set in.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

What happens in St. Louis won't stay in St. Louis, and it'll end up in at least one magazine and about a dozen flickr pages.

Lexington Bike Polo OG - Retired (Still show up and heckle though)

I know nothing.

But yeah, I'll have camera gear a plenty there. I tend to not travel far without.

what exhaustion? i plan on drinking a case of red bull and abusing my body as much as possible... if you know what i mean.

I plan on abusing other people's bodies after drinking a case of joose.

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
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At least 3 from Cleveland coming. Sent the $ via paypal, haven't heard back yet though. Super excited!

8 coming from Bloomington and possibly some spectators.

Charleston is so ready.. First big boy tourney.. I guess we played in ATL and that was legit, but with like 1 month of playing under our belts, we werent. A note on the food.. there will be Carnivore friendly items as well right?

Except, this isn't a tourney... it's 24 hours of pickup, but with lots of other people you wouldn't normally get to play with.

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True. My error, but, You feel me right? And, me and the two other guys I'm coming with are trying to play some established team (maybe at the courts up the road?) to see how we stack up, as we are planning on going to Madison together. So, get at me if you are interested

i know i'll be down for outdoor polo on sunday if i have energy left, and hopefully some of the other out of state folks will too.
i'll give you some competition.

Bloomington will play ya! We're all still rookies but we've been trying to put a legit team together. By most standards our A-team is more like a C, but a match-up with you guys would be more productive than getting cuddled to death by st.louis'ans.

Charlie was at friendlies homie...he knows you guys. And are you insinuating that COMO doesn't cuddle enough? Because we can cuddle if that's what you want...

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

We're just now getting use to the physical midwestern "cuddling". Lee and Jake definitely cuddle a bit more than como, but i'm not saying that's a bad thing! Charlie would prolly go between my bb, hop over the ball and shoot between the goalie's triangle. Lee would just knock me down and tap it in :) Checking is good.

Ha! I see you were replying to that other guy, not Charlie. I thought you had forgotten who we were already. Can't wait to see you guys again...hopefully you won't lose any wheels or smash any unmentionables!

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

If you haven't ditched those drops yet, watch out for me and my hacksaw.

I've actually chopped my bars twice since como. Now they look like this...

Of course I also switched frames, geared down with a 23t cog, added a brake, and all sorts of other things. What I really need though is a seat or seatpost that sits back another 2 inchces...

like this?
old bmx laid back seatposts. you might have to get a shim because they're all 25.4 mm diameter. lucky has a cool adjustable set back seatpost too, but i don't know what the story is on that.

Congrats on the new fork, Charlie.

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Yes!! Exactly like that. I've been scouring the local bike project for such a stem, but haven't had any luck just yet. If anyone ever runs across a spare one put it aside for me!

bmx parts + bike polo = awesomeness

I am in, but I might pay tonight.
Keep a spot for me and probably 2 other from Columbus, if you can.

Longue vie Bike Polo

Longue vie Bike Polo

OK. Three days after the initial announcement, and we are sold out! This is going to be so nuts. Some people paid without telling me their city of origin or .ca screen name. Some folk paid for "three from wherever", Some players just promised to pay when they got here. So I can't list y'all here.

If you're going to need a place to crash Friday or Sunday night, contact this guy and he will get you hooked up with a local.

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St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

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If you need a place to crash Friday or Sunday, or any other day contact me through .ca , email lockinhousing at gmail dot com

We will get you hooked up.

Big Tides!

yikes didn't think it would sell out..and i just got those days for work..if anyone is not going email me and i'll take their spot.

Minneapolis picked up the last three spots. Suck it! See you all soon...

Still getting emails asking about registration. I'm really sorry, but we're full up. If any player or group of players finds out that they can't make it after all, contact me as soon as possible. There are people interested in your slots.

"It's bleeping golden, and I'm not going to give it away for bleeping nothing!"

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St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

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looking for a ride from around pensacola
tally, south fl, nola, ANYONE pick me up please and i will provide gasoline money!

bike polo hotline (call me)

bike polo hotline

or just back out on him the day before the event. his karma needs to strike him back.

OH MY FOUR LOKO! THOSE THAT KNOW ME: I AM EXCITED TO SEE YOU. THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW ME: I AM EXCITED TO SEE YOU TOO. SKEEEEEEET

Going AFK for the holiday. If anyone has any questions about the event/needs housing/wants to back out email Nick. I'll be back around the middle of next week.

Tommy from Baltimore: you are not allowed to drink at this event because you cannot control yourself.

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keep your laws off my body!

PhotobucketLucky thwarts Oriole!! film at 11.

YIP!

thats what he looked like after he fought the garden in LEX after escaping a child proofed car.

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Thank god, it'll be a shit show enough as it is without distraction on the court!

confirm or deny: i should be allowed to consume frosty beverages at this event!

hear the scream of the oriole!

DENYYYY

just kidding. but if we allow him to drink, we must live with the consequences....

i just think everyone would generally have a better time if tommy consumed alcohol at this event. he always made me happy when he did.

CONFIIIIIIIIIIIRM!

Let's see if he can get kicked out TWICE or better yet, THREE TIMES, and have to be wheeled out on a hand-truck.

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thanks for your support! i'm sending lexington a lot of love. baltimorean love. so you might want to see a doctor.

charlie como gets the whip and chair and the duty of tommy tamer. you're up for it right?

YIP!

And he shall be paid in Joose

SUCK TOWN POLO

if i'm paid in joose who is going to tame me?

Lets make some plans for friday night pick up. Any where that could host multiple pick up games at a time?

There are no lit courts or parking garages in the city. Also, it will be cold and most folks coming in will probably just want one good night's sleep before the 23 hours of crazy-staying-up. Then again, polo is an unstoppable force, and if a lot of people want to play Friday night something can happen. I'm not making plans around it, though. We're doing enough for you people for this event.

Additionally, I am serious about 2 waters for every beer, Tommy. We've got no place to send you to if you (or anyone) gets out of control, it's a lock-in. Just remember; it's a marathon, not a sprint.

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lucky, you have my assurance that i will be on good behavior. if there are darts there i want a re-match! count me in for the hockey game too!

duct tape

YIP!

We will seriously be locked in all night? No leaving?

I think he means there isn't alternative housing or places to go other than the Skatium. Get kicked out, you get to wander the streets of STL alone. Of course there are plenty of 3 am bars to get kicked out of, then all night diners...but I digress.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

if you do get kicked out and find yourself wandering call kremin i bet he can point you to some cool fences to climb over in Missouri
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Haha! I still have his lucky towel!

yes yes chombo, please bring yourself and that special mallet.

Update about the Blues game Saturday evening: Not too many people were interested in this, so I ditched the group tickets idea and bought two blocks of seats in adjacent sections from season ticket holders. One group of four, and another of five.

Of those 9 possible seats, I currently know that Allison and Matt from Lexington, Nick from CoMO, Ben from Chicago, myself, and maybe Mo from ATX are interested. So that's 5-6. We need another 3-4 people to confirm. Contact me through my profile to express your interest. I estimate that we will be gone from the lock-in for about 4-5 hours out of 23.

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Does this make the tickets to the game more expensive? Less?

SUCK TOWN POLO

Three dollars less, to 36 bux. But we don't get "St Louis Bike Polo" or whatever to flash on the screen without the group package.

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hawks 6
blues 2
tkachuks face 1

YIP!

BUMP!

Can't wait to see all my homies.

Also, cribbage tournament. Count it.

what's cribbage? did i learn this in COMO only to turn around and forget it?

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Huh. This is weird. Two decks? And the opponents aren't pegging next to each other? And the ivy?

Plus his hand sucks, he was really hoping for a 5 there. I hate cutting an ace. Nine point hand.

I know! I have a thing for taking the first result with google image search so I ended up with this getup.

cribbage is the shit. double skunk. count it.

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Whats the schedule supposed to be like for this?
When is the plan for play to start/stop?

You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

I CHALLENGE TO DOMINOES. I WILL BRING THEM!!

tommy just reminded me that i dont have a ride,
ANYONE NEED A TICKET???
Lucky you can take it from here.

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There was a little confusion (and some nepotism) near the end of registration and a few more than 80 people got signed up. I'm sorry to see that you won't make it, but your slot is already filled. No auctioning off your ticket.

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AB!!!! wtf?!

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wait wait misunderstanding, i do have a ride to st. louis!!

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ab, i was hoping that we were going to find a ride together? anyone going up from florida? if not, i guess ill have to let my space go also.

hold onto your ticket. We had a ride shift, and now I'm driving. Josh's spot is contingent on his ability to meet us enroute and money. You however can have a definite spot if you can have your bike shipped to st. Louis (i can hold 5 people, 4 bikes). I warn you though that I'm driving my 4door saturn so it'll be cramped (I'm petitiioning my roommates for their suv)

confirmed, srq Jared and Seattle Amanda
unconfirmed, Josh, you, and sam (so far though she's a definite no)

first two for sures get the seats I hate all this uncertainty

IM IN

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shit yeah, we are going!!!

yeahh we are
STL!!!!
LOCKKK IN!!!
BIKE POLO SPRING BREAK!!!
OTEN!!!

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In one week's time I will be about 2 hours into a 10 hour drive and I can't wait.

FOURTEEN HOURS from SC, with three gentlemen that have ZERO snow driving experience. Luckily, God Loves the South, Right?
WOOOOOooooOOOOOOooO

Charleston Bike Polo
Death to Infidels

Ahh you'll be fine! It's just like riding a bike. You start sliding and just mash the brakes and turn the wheel before you hit the boards.

Ignore that man. He is trying to kill you.

Take your foot off the brake and turn into the skid. Drive slow. Drive in whatever lane the big trucks are in.

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St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

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Ha. I think we can handle it (Hopefully) but yeah, we will be going the Posted Limits, and we are in one of those fancy Sport Utility Vehicles, So, were totally safe, right?....

Ha. I think we can handle it (Hopefully) but yeah, we will be going the Posted Limits, and we are in one of those fancy Sport Utility Vehicles, So, were totally safe, right?....

All the major roads will be more than clear Im sure. I wouldnt worry about it. I apologize for my lack of apostrophes, German keyboard layout, and Im unfamiliar.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

I dreamt last night that my bike was run over by a driver in the skatium parking lot. South Side City hoosier love here I come!

what the policy for non-polo players attending this event? i have some friends and relatives that may want to witness part of this.

5 bux if they want to eat and drink.

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and if they want to heckle and tell embarrassing stories without the food and drink aspect?

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