Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Wednesday 6 pm-???? ; Sunday 2 pm-?????
Since it isnt updated yet...btw..
chicago web is now:
Hey all, what's the best way for a new guy to get involved?
Been living in Logan since '01, just found out about bike polo this summer.
I just built some mallets (ski poles taped and cut, just waiting for my HDPE from Fixcraft), and am almost done with my bike.
My friends are mostly lame and won't fucking play - I have no experience at all but want to get involved.
Are there games for noobs anywhere? Should I just go find a spot to screw around and try to work on my stickhandling/etc first?
Any other tips/advice? Thanks.
Tried to come out Friday but no one was there. Had to head back to VA. Hope to catch u guys in September when I move to the area!
Sorry for that, Fridays aren't very regular.
We'll make up for it when you're around for real.
You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.
new quote, thanks buddy.
I would like to take the opportunity to say that Chris Williams and Jerod Walz are two of the best polo players I've ever had the privilege to set foot on the court with.
Also, super handsome.
I'll be moving to Chicago late Summer from Richmond, VA. I'm going to be there visiting in June and am thinking ab coming out on a Wednesday, anyone like PBR?
you'll be welcomed with open arms, beer or no beer. But yeah, we like beer. And playing polo.
Mostly because it is.
Big Denver thanks for last night! It was really awesome to meet everyone, connect with a former Brekkie! Thanks Rob for hooking up the whip.. can't say enough good things about Chicago!
\m/ o_o \m/
Hey guys. Just got a job in Chicago for a few months. Let's play, eh?
How often are you usually able to play in the winter? I don't mind playing in the cold, but Chicago's winter is in a different league than I'm used to. Anyway, looking forward to hitting some balls around with you guys.
Ian from Cincinnati
Where does Chicago play in the winter?
Just because I have a beard does not mean that I do not crush a lot.
We still play at Garfield Park in the winter whenever we can. We looked at an indoor spot last winter, but it didn't work out.
Midwest is best!!
Set up a game?
You guys should come up for a day or a weekend for some pick up! We have a bunch of places for you guys to stay if you need it. I didn't know there was a club in the Quad Cities. That's awesome!!
are you visiting? we will play many games.
Hey Chicago Bike Polo I just got a job there! I start Oct. 3rd and don't know if i'm more excited for the job or that I get to play polo with you guys! Representing the big sky country, Montana!
gimme your phone number and i'll make sure you get a text when we're playing.
does anybody play on days other than wednesday and sunday? saturday maybe? i'm coming up for a weekend in sept, but i won't be in town at the times you guys play.
hello adam from memphis! just let us know when you are planning on being in town, wanting to polo. we will most probably accomodate you on any off-days, barring any major tournament or other conflict.
awesome! i'm gunna be in town from sept 15-18. any time on saturday would be best for me, but thursday or friday would work out as well.
i am sorry.
For what, Birdie?!
Hey, I'm going to be in Chicago(land) for June 4-6. I'm assuming you'll be playing on Sunday? I'm assuming that it'll be worth it to bring my bike!
"If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough."
yes, polo sunday! garfield park, sometimes as early as noon, usually by 2pm there are folks trickling in.
Don't listen to him.
I get off work at 2 and am always the last one there.
It should be in full swing by then.
Thanks guys! It was an amazing time, even if I didn't get to stay late into the evening hours.
Hope you got the job & to see you the courts again soon.
Chicago Hardcourt Bike Polo
I'm taking the job! Friday is my last day at work, so I'll be up there early next week - I guess that means I'll miss the Bench Minor.
That's great news, Jack. Too bad you'll miss this weekend, but it will be good to have you out this summer.
Hey, I was wondering what days you all play. I'm driving home to Michigan from Florida and wanted to stop in Chicago on my way through, and was hoping I could get in a few days of polo.
Generally, Wed and Sun, sometimes Fridays.
Though when out of towners are in we tend to just make any day happen.
When are you coming through?
I'm planning on going. Add me to the list of passengers please
To Midwests, I'm assuming? If so, yay!!
hey I'm going to be in town this friday to saturday- can someone put me up? I'll have my bike
You are also welcome to stay with Chris and myself! We live on the West side, so it might be easier to commute wherever you are going.
Sure, if no one else has offered, we can host you at Polo Central. It's in the ghetto, but right on a train line to downtown, should the business that brings you to Chicago take you there. Check your PM's for contact info.
hi ya'all! im in chicago! does anyone have a bike I can use?
A bike for polo or just getting around? We will be at our court tonight after our Bench Minor meeting. You are welcome to come to both. The meeting is at 7pm at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland. We will roll to the courts after around 8:30-9pm. We also play Friday nights around 7pm & Sundays starting at 2pm. I'm not sure about the loner bike status since it's still somewhat off-season for newbies & such, but you are welcome to borrow someone's polo bike at pickup.
So who's driving to Lexington for spring break weekend? Can i catch a one way ride?
come on Chicago! communicate! what's the word on the BM place and time?
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When will the draft sign up start?
Chris, The Draft will be coordinated by Paul (NYC) separate from the tourney logistics which will be organized by Chicago. Keep an eye out on his thread: http://leagueofbikepolo.com/forum/tournaments/2010/10/11/bench-minor-2-c...
You're a GM so keep in touch with Paul. See you in Lex soon.
Not quite sure yet, dude. We are going to work out the details real soon though and post on the thread as soon as we figure things out.
Hi my lovelies. I need a head count of those who need a bed in madison for NAs. LMK ASAP thanks. xo
count me please!
Rob and I are looking for a backyard to post tents if you know anybody?
Also just looking for somewhere to set up a tent
Question: who is going to be in town this Sunday and who wants to join efforts to grill out at Garfield Park?
I'll be down there after six.
Hi Chicago, I get into O'Hare just before 5pm this Wednesday, I'm looking for a place to stay for about a week. Traveling with bike & trying to play as much pickup as possible! Please hit me up on here or leave me a message, 206-451-7255. Cheers!
the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???
I'm coming to chicago tomorrow (june2nd) thru friday mid day. Maybe if its storming too bad tomorrow we can play Thursday night as well or instead? Lmk
I would be down for playing Thursday, because I think I might not make it out tonight. If you need a place to stay, I have an extra bedroom!
late notice, and probably not happening. but I'm going to be intown this Sunday. I know its both late notice and its Easter, but I was wondering if just perchance there might be some polo going on? i would love to play.
gonna cross post this to the facebook page.
Yes, yes and more yes. we'll be there. Check www.chicagohardcourt.com for directions to the court.
Where are you staying while you're here?
coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.
I'm staying with family around 79th and s. cicero.
Coming out to the B-day shindig this coming weekend. Just wondering if anyone knows a bike shop I could ship my bike to. I'm in Austin right now but going to Buffalo NY then to Chicago. Want to ship my bike straight to Chicago so its there when I get there. Any leads would be super cool. Thanks!!!
Rapid Transit (http://www.rapidtransitcycles.com/) and Blue City Bikes (http://www.bluecitycycles.com/) are both pretty polo sympathetic.
I'd give one of them a call.
I am looking for an email address for Greg. I wanna speak with him about getting my hands on some mallet material. Anyone got an email address for him?