Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
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Machine you better go down to your local funfur district and stock up on funfur and snakebites 'cause I'm coming to SF before spring 2010 goes down...
i think i played against you at the last lil tourney in oakland... you have the crazy accent right? see ya again soon
bump'n some west side connection with the 818ers.. dip'n down the freeway..
"We don't need no education"
Whats up Machine, I'm still trying to talk to some Seattle folks for NA's but haven't heard back from them yet. I'm 0 for 2 for tourneys as well, but it's been a year since my last one...about ready to dominate! Let's make it happen man. I'll figure my shit out soon and keep you posted.
the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - present
I think we're trying to form an all Missouri team right now, but I don't know how that's going to go. Let me know at the end of this next week if you still don't have a team. How many SFers are coming to MAD? I haven't met any of you guys.
Bike Polo Ronin
Hey Machine, ended up finding a team for NA's, hope you are managing to do the same. See you there!
Hey man it was great shooting the shit with you in Victoria! We will do it again at the next tourney!! Make sure you come to Calgary for the NA's!
I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!
Hey i don't know if you read back on my profile but that sounds good. still trying to figure out if we are going out right now (car issues) but expect to play with us!
Sweet, look forward to the pregame shit talking with you, bbw2 was hilarious haha
yup Canada is feasible for us. But I may not be allowed in canada. I had a violent offense not to long ago. I am going to start looking into it and the SCC is in little rock? i may be able to pull that one off though I dont know about mav
yeah, i got you.
That's majorly fuckin awesome dude. Mike from phoenix just emailed me the dead lines and sweat beaded on my brow coz i thought i might miss reg. now that it's a qualifier there's gonna be a lot more horse's needin stabling. I see that a few of the guys from SF who definitely were Not gonna make it Definitely are now.Don't worry I already mentally crossed them off my Just Did It list(with respect) Cant Wait
"So this is how it ends"MACHINE
yo, i sent you an email about your post on my wall. if you wanna team up, confirm with me ASAP, if not imma hit up some other fools who got at me... i wanna play with you, though.. GET AT ME.
There better be snakebites in Tempe with my name on it bitch!
Been going up to LA a couple times now as well as training with my roommate/teammate out in the culdesac everyday working on goal tending to lessen the burden on us all, new defense techniques, built my new mallet today as well and getting used to it in time for the tourney. we will definitely have some team time, Call my cell if i have it back by then (619) 201-0486 or maverick's (619) 417-3741 we are leaving either Thursday night or Friday morning. we are not traveling together as of right now because i have to look after all the peeps we are bringing in the polo-van, and Mav is taking the beemer. We will be in touch.
I almost forgot to mention, i have been participating in yoga for core strength and good center of balance, as well as strength and aerobic training!
oh yeah Ive been meaning to ask you if you have a spot to crash. i reserved a spot for you and me like 3 weeks ago in Davey's yard. Let me know if your lodging plans are different cause we have some fools in SD who didn't jump on it quickly enough
You were NAILS in Tempe. I hope you heal up soon. Come down and play with us in Chula Vista some time. Oh yeah, in your wheel light, I think you spelled "Machine" wrong... Sac UP!
Yessir i will be this weekend
I will be getting it i should say.
PHEONIX ARIZONA BABY
Yeah man of course we threw a good tourney and of course us phx ppl are trying to go to la and canada...cuz i heard there waz gunna be alot of teams from france and stuff like that...and i wunna show them wussup haha
Yeah man, I cant wait either gonna have my new bike in time to! passport situation is good!
Yeah, we are still planning on whether or not we are both going but i know i will for sure.
THAT PICTURE LOOKS LIKE WERE ON WISKEY WHEN YOU DID IT
IT LOOKS LIKE ALL THE DICKS OF THE WEEK
two asshole's don't make it right"
BUTT three asshole's make a good team"
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Polo not on ponies- on bikes. Sunday, bike polo teams from as far away as Mexico competed in Little Rock for a spot in this summer's North American Championships.
But, we found out that although the competition is tough, the sport is also about the friends players make along the way.
**************"It's the only sport where you can have a couple of beers before it, during it and after it," says rider Machine.
Machine, who wishes to remain mysterious and not tell us his real name, enjoys travelling around the world playing bike polo for several reasons.
"You get to meet all these new people. Hang out in a new city. See beautiful women like that that just walked past. That was Mo. She's on team Milkshakes," says Machine.***********************
Sunday, Machine, playing with a rib injury (DIDN'T YOU GET THIS FROM THE HULA HOOP CHALLENGE????), rode as bike polo fans bundled up with their brews to check out the competition.
"It's really close quarters. You're going really fast and you're getting right up against someone else, and your bars and brake levers and mallets get tangled. Pedals get tangled, and you have some epic falls," says Mo Grady.
Teams usually play for bike parts like wheels and frames or mallets.
"Nobody's out here getting rich, but we're actually starting to see more companies getting involved in sponsoring players and teams," says rider Alexis Mills.
Players traditionally stay at homes of other players during tournaments and sell T-shirts to make money for their teams.
Hey got my ticket to Cascadia today, looks like I am going to have a day more of pregaming then you!
TG is a Taurus. We'll need a hot team name... and costumes!
Yeah I'm the angry bird from Denver at tempe and littlerock and soon to be portland... you can't get me away, you might as well join forces with me.
bummer your gf is not stoked on your media performance. i thought it friggin rocked! again, thanks for the fox news shout out!
i am SOOOOOOOOOO stoked you are coming to austin for LA3!!!!!!!! Jasmine is equally as pumped! you can stay with us at the polo house, or somewhere close by. no worries at all. know that you will be taken care of and will certainly have a place to stay, no problemo. bring a sleep bag/pad with you if you can is all we ask. we are trying our best to organize a bike prom for the saturday night party so consider bringing a little something special to wear....and sunblock and swim trunks, of course.
yeah come to ATX!!
BONESAW IS READY
I am really hoping to be in victoria in june for that VICF tournament. Haven't found a team yet, but I'm moving to seattle come May 14th.
I'd be down, I'm also trying to get pete from como to get on a team it would be quite a mishmash of players.
hahahahahahaa yes, straight to the seat post, I don't bullshit or anything, keep shit legit and honest. I'll contact pete for you, ask him if you me and him would be a fun enough team. he said he's not sure on funds, but I don't care, I can rob 10 crack whores and steal from the el salvadorans so that we can afford it.
drop me a line on my mail, or search me on facebook with this mail,
fun hanging with you in little rock steve, best surprise pickup at the airport ever! hah it's a great article very informative. forrest framed it and has it in his bedroom on the wall =) see you soon bud
I AM BEEP BEEP COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
Back at ya, Machine!! I'm excited that you and other polo boys are making the trek down to ATX to support us ladies! Maybe we'll actually meet on the court this time at the co-ed. : )
Midwest is best!!
I'm about 95% sure victoria is good for me, I'll be asking pete soon. it is promised to be a glorious weekend, unless the weather has suprises, but we survived little rock...right?
Hey you been to Santa fe yet? Tourny the week before Pdx. I am driving there. Wherever you fly I will pick you up
Machine! We would be honored to give your ladyfriends muscle ointment as prizes!!! You gonna bring it with you it you wanna mail it off now and be done with it? Let me know and include any and all promotional literature on her company too. Here's the address!
408 w 55th st
Austin, tx 78751
So, we're good to go! pete is down, his lady friend is going to be our equipment handler (aka beer handler).
Gotta fight against evil, gotta set an example for the young people.
Gotta keep it showing, gotta take Jah light and keep it glowing.
Gotta keep on going, gotta keep seeking, gotta keep knowing.
Gotta keep on sowing, gotta reap fruit as the wind is blowing.
Gotta keep my peace of mind, gotta seek then I shall find.
Gotta let my spirit shine, gotta fight for what is mine.
Gotta keep myself in line, gotta look out for the signs.
Gotta do it all the time, gotta give thanks then I will be fine.
Gotta keep spreading my word, gotta make my voice be heard.
Gotta be free as a bird, gotta get what I deserve.
Gotta walk with blessed love, gotta reach those heights above.
Gotta hear some Reggae dub, gotta give thanks to the I in love.
Gotta give my heart, gotta give my soul, gotta give my life, gotta give my best.
Gotta meditate, gotta concentrate, gotta elevate, gotta pass the test.
Gotta use my brain, gotta, gotta, go through nuff pain.
Gotta do it all the same , gotta give praises to his name.
If you're planning to fly into victoria, consider the cost of it vs flying to seattle and taking the ferry.
Fuckin' A, You got mi numero now so call me if you need to be picked up cause i am like 75% sure i am going to be driving in. We will need 1 more though since lawnmower aint showing up.
Oi, bring your shirt to Santa Fe!
Heigh Pres., Team Gravy Pants is gonna BRING IT to Portland!
Get ready for some mayhem...
Hey Machine, i got your donation!
thanks a lot.
and I heard your great mc in ladies army 3 via ustream.
final game is amazing! ;)
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