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Published Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:01pm at Boston Bike Polo

Here is a video of the final of the Eastside Thaw. Nick Kruse, James and Yeager beat Jav, Drew and Troy 6-5.
I recommend watching this on mute and pumping your own soundtrack (mostly because it’s embarrassing for me) but I will say that the Jav puns are pretty good – especially around the middle of the video.

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 1:25pm at Boston Bike Polo

When the location change of the 2014 Eastside Thaw was announced I knew I wanted to go. These two courts in Frederick Maryland are probably the nicest on the east coast. I was a little weary of the format. Mixed skill level, shuffled teams? Was I gonna get stuck with a couple duds and just get slaughtered all weekend. I got shit for trying to sandbag on Facebook, but not having played a tourney in almost a year and only a couple pickup sessions under my belt since my injury I really had no idea what level I was playing at and how my body would react to tourney speed polo.

Published Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:25pm at Boston Bike Polo

Heres a cool little #tbt video from 2007 about the New York scene leading up to ESPIs.
Its a rad look into polos formative days, when polo was still like the wild west. Its great to see that how much dedication they had through the winter! Also Doug D. if you’re reading this will you sell us hardcourtbikepolo.com?

Published Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 3:52pm at Boston Bike Polo

[Editor's note from Zac S in italics]
Late last night, I got an email from an individual who wanted to be known only as HandlebarMustache420. He/she wanted to share an article that had been rejected at several other blogs, and asked if we at Boston Bike Polo would post it on our blog. I love R. Kelly and I love scattered ramblings so I’m going to take a chance on this anonymous blogger and hope that the people out there are receptive to this type of insanity.

Published Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 10:13am at Boston Bike Polo

Before GQ, even the Beavers put their time in on the Allston Courts.

Published Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 8:55pm at Boston Bike Polo

Many inches of snow and ice are standing between us and our home polo turf.

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 4:47pm at Boston Bike Polo

Marco (@philthycourier) just ‘gramed his ESPI shirt collection from ESPI, ESPI 2, ESPI 3, and ESPI

Published Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:05am at Boston Bike Polo

I was lurking the polo-web pretty hard and I came upon this photo of this rad knife fight court an anonymous polo legend has constructed. If you have a garage, a basement, a boat, or any extra space, you shall build a knife fight court.
knife fight court

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:30pm at Boston Bike Polo

This is an open love letter to Boston and Boston Bike Polo.

Published Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:11pm at Boston Bike Polo

poloscanI’ve had too much time on my hands and too little playing polo.

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:16pm at Boston Bike Polo

If I see one more picture of Minneapolis’ indoor court I am going to smash my computer screen in anger (jk/not jk). It’s JANUARY and you are in the land of the POLAR VORTEX, you should be suffering and not playing polo. Every picture I see of people hanging out inside, drinking beers on couches, and mallets upon mallets lined up for pick-up makes me wonder why I ever left MSP makes me burn with rage.

Published Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:00am at Boston Bike Polo

There has been some literature on the internet (you know what) this week that encouraged me to explore my feelings towards bike polo. At first I thought bummed things; I didn’t feel comfortable questioning the legitimacy of the activity which I hold so dearly. But I quickly realized I was becoming the victim of the law of attraction:  Yes, I’ve spent many nights and years and dollars and beers, and polo may have burnt me out once or twice. But, being burnt out ain’t that hard of a problem to solve.

Published Monday, January 6, 2014 - 3:57pm at Boston Bike Polo

Today isn’t even over and it already sucks.

Published Monday, January 6, 2014 - 11:00am at Boston Bike Polo

Bike polo specific bikes are so tight. Tight in geometry, tight in the way people from California Cascadia say it, as in, “This pizza is so good, it’s hella tight.” There are new specs coming out every month and I, for one, welcome our new bike builder overlords.

Published Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 12:28pm at Boston Bike Polo

Over the past week Mother Nature dumped about 15 inches of powder snow on the city of Boston. Most urbanites were stoked, as it meant they didn’t have to report to work or school. But Boston Bike Polo folks were fully aware of reality of the situation: we may have to actually heed Lancaster Polo’s advice.

Published Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 6:24pm at Boston Bike Polo

It’s that time of year – the time to make New Year’s resolutions, only to fail at them around the third week of January, make a half-hearted attempt to restart them in mid-February, and then totally abandon the resolutions all together by March. Maybe this year it will be different. Probably not. But either way, here are MY polo related resolutions for 2014:

Published Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:00am at Boston Bike Polo

My name is Javier, and I am retiring my pro status.My name is Javier, and I am retiring my pro status.

Published Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 1:58pm at Boston Bike Polo

Merry Christmas or Happy Festivus or Have a Pleasant Whatever-You-Celebrate! I know it’s relatively dreary outside, but that’s ok. It’s just another reason to catch up on polo content such as Mr Do Video and Lancaster Polo and all the other great polo content out there. You cannot deny that it is a wonderful life as long as you’re giving and getting some dank presents from the people you care about.
Here’s a short list of things on my holiday wishlist:

Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11:00am at Boston Bike Polo

As if you need to read more Lancaster articles about what amateurs we polokins are of not having our shit together (“THANKS” MATT, see here and here … but this time not sarcastically: thanks), but srsly, lets face it: most polo clubs could be a bit more organized. Boston Bike Polo is no exception.

Published Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:03pm at Boston Bike Polo

Our very fine friends in Vermont, the Burlington Bike Polo Club, have been officially added to the Eastside Region. The NAH board gathered in Detroit at their secret polo chamber late Monday night and voted to approve nine revisions to the current regional boundaries. The Eastside Region now extends to the same boundaries us New Englanders have held dear since the Treaty of Paris.

Published Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:00am at Boston Bike Polo

The mechanics of disc brakes are pretty impressive. The mechanics of disc brakes are pretty impressive.

Published Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:00am at Boston Bike Polo

AMigos, I am especially honored to have been able to present to you the 10th Volume of 50 Shades of Ruben.  Much to our surprise, (and we are very proud to say), there weren’t even 10 different bikes to document this past season.  Fortunately for you, we’ve got a backlog of jah-knows-how-many episodes just waiting to be oogled over by the infinite cybernet.