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July 4th Polo Tournament and Picnic

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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Host club: 
Pittsburgh Bike Polo

Urban Velo presents the 2009 4th of July Bike Polo Tournament, the morning after Pittsburgh’s Bicycle Film Festival party. It will be a friendlies round-robin tournament. Team assignments will be chosen randomly. You will play everyone at least once in an all day bracket. Consider this less than serious holiday polo fun. Bring your own picnic.

Location

Bloomfield Playground
408 Ella St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

Signed up

Dayton will be there.
Lee

I'll be playing polo in Ottawa at the NSPI that weekend along with the majority of the poloverse.
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

Cut the attitude, champ. There's enough players in "the poloverse" to stock two tourneys in a weekend.

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

Retired.

TAKE THAT BACK! YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

jesus fuckin christ lucky. your the only person with a lame tude dude. the fact is everybody has been thinking the same thing. why the hek host atourny when ottawa is throwing theirs. and then your put "" around poloverse but you use words like stcago?

oh
and to get one final beef off my chest what you did by getting up and talking at the end of the midwests was lame ass stupid shit. that wasnt your tourny, you had little or no work involved, you didnt even give away free shit. they put on the tourny and you took away from people hearing them, just so your fucking stupid words and a "toast" could be said. lucky the midwests arnt about you, and they havnt been for a real long time.

Do you really think that I'm so selfish and disrespectful that I didn't tell Elton that the toast was something approaching a tradition, and ask HIM to do it? Cos I did, asshole. He told me to do it.

The Mid Wests aren't about any one person, and I don't think that any one person has ever made such a claim.

Lastly, if thanking the hosts, acknowledging all the great games that had been played to get to a championship match, and toasting the two last teams to battle it out are just "fucking stupid words" to you, you can put your fingers in your ears next time someone wants to do it.

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

Retired.

im just pointing out how it always seems to be you putting yourself in that place grandpa

That's because I'm the guy who thinks it's important to do. Also, I am a loudmouth.

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

Retired.

Look I'm being a dick unessicarily. Certain Things you do irk me but that doesn't mean I need to use a super public forum to air them against you. I apologize. But don't think i'm done with you. This last little bit was just a touch out of hand.

How gentlemanly of you. OK. Opinion noted, apology accepted, conversation expected if the chance appears.

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

Retired.

no attitude intended, just sayin'.
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

There is plenty of housing available for out of towners, some of it within walking distance of the court, all of it within riding distance.

This tournament is not meant to step on Ottawa's toes. Not at all. I believe we are drawing from different pools of people with this one anyway - the serious competitors are already planning or not to go to Ottawa, the rest of us just want to play polo with friends.

The Pittsburgh one is clearly non-competitive in nature with random teams and all, and is being thrown in conjunction with the Bicycle Film Festival coming through town. That is the real story here, the Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Pittsburgh July 2-3rd, and it just made sense to have a loose polo tournament the next day for locals and people in town for the films.

I don't want to get hurt in exchange for a superfluous messenger bag and some tires; I'm just in this for the games and beauty of friendship and toasting and all of that shit. Save the full body blacktop burns for the days when I'm a fat cat polo superstar rollin' on dubs. Plus Pixburgh is way better than any Canadian city, save for one in the Rockies. You can actually drink without going poor in the States!

You obviously have never been to Ottawa for the North Side.

I don't think any of us in Ottawa are taking any offence to this. The only unfortunate is that we will not be able to go to Pittsburgh.
You guys have really good breakfast there.

i think alexis is now officially pissed

Exactly - It's unfortunate that we can't make it to Ottawa this time.

Otherwise I think we can all agree that more polo is more better.

mostly for logistical and rivalry based reasons Cleveland is going to Pittsburgh, so anyone who doesn't want to be ruthlessly heckled should probably go to Ottawa... or anyone who doesn't want to waste there time playing a bunch of no talent ass clowns from Cleveland...

I've been witness to that Cleveland heckling, and I gotta say, it comes off pretty damn flaccid when the skills aren't there to back it up. See you in Ottowa.

what days should i plan on being in pittsburgh?

danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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danaL
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"Plus Pixburgh is way better than any Canadian city, save for one in the Rockies."

Wow dude. You're a dick

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

Well I fucked that one up good. This response was meant to be right after that post by gay-train or whatever the fuck his name is

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

A little heckling is alright; may I join yr gay train?

All aboard. TOOT TOOT!

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

This is coming together, and this tournament may end up with the city granting us permission to use a full size, lit outdoor ice hockey rink in the spring/summer/fall for polo. Holy!

Think Dayton court size and surface quality but with lights. No promises, but things are in the works.

Anyone from Cincy, Dayton, or Columbus need a ride on the 2nd? I'm heading up for the BFF as well as this.

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

Any takers on this?

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

Pitt,
Will you please post a final schedule (polo and otherwise) and location!
Also, please give us party info, Contact info for your crew, Polo start time, etc.
Thanks. I am rolling with wife an two kiddos so I need to plan a bit more than usual.
Cheers, Lee

Schedule:

Thursday July 2
7:00 PM | Program 1 - Bike Shorts - Buy Tickets
9:00 PM | Black & Gold Sprints
Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe - 2518 E Carson St, Pittsburgh PA

Friday July 3
6:00 PM | Program 2 - Where Are You Go - Premiere - Buy Tickets
8:00 PM | Program 3 - Urban Bike Shorts - Buy Tickets
8:00 PM | After Party - The Brew House - 2100 Mary St, Pittsburgh PA

Saturday July 4
10:00 AM | BIKE POLO and Picnic - Under Bloomfield Bridge

Polo location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Bloomfield+B...

If you need more, contact me at: brad@urbanvelo.org

several from dayton are coming, looking for a place to poo and sleep.

danaL
gem city
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danaL
gem city
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Woah, people threw down for this one.

Pittsburgh people, of course.
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Dayton
Columbus
Lexington

Yes!

Thanks again Brad for putting us up (and putting up with us!) The Cleveland crew had a great time. Thanks to Elton and Mathtacular Joe for whooping all of our asses at arm wrestling.

I'm glad you had turn out and a good time, we need more fun weekend type gatherings to balance out our increasingly crowded hard-core tournament schedule. Well done Pittsburgh.

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

Retired.

word to that.

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Whoa killer weekend with some nice films (although the volume was quite loud), pick up games on Saturday, good old PGH friends, swimming in the Allegheny via a rope swing, and a well scraped together pick up tournament!

Thanks to Jeff and Brad (heal up) for the raffle prizes and the tourney.

Also thanks to the PGH polo folk: Greg, Lomax, Chad, Avery, Future Cop Matt Watson, etc. Greg was the only person out on Saturday setting up the court and for that I say wake the eff up earlier than 2 pm you slackers! It was nice to beat and be beaten...I am very sore. See y'all in the next city.

-Kerry

Pic's?

Ifuckinglovepolo

Mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtoborek/sets/72157621036005190/

Jeff's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanjeff/sets/72157621022202072/

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

so who won?

My Team. Squirrel Bones

Nick: Pittsburgh
Kyle: Lexington
Fatty: Cleveland

Cleveland Wins Everything Forever!

Of course a Clevelander was on one of the teams... Every team except one had someone from Cleveland on it. Teams were chosen at random, one mallet each from piles representing Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Everyone Else.

Cleveland wins at everything forever except the Superbowl, and anything else that matters. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and rivers of flame - you can have them. I'll take the six Superbowl rings I personally won as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Super Bowl Schmuper bowl... my radio doesn't even pick up that station.

Cleveland Wins at Yelling!

Clevleland Wins at Social Indecency

I might be able to give you run for your money in that category.

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

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