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NAHBPC 2009 (thread #1)

Friday, August 7, 2009 - Sunday, August 9, 2009
Host club: 
Seattle
Contact info: 
messengerwerks@hotmail.com

North American Hardcourt Bicycle Polo Championship

Register for the NAHBPC at the Dead Baby Downhill Friday Aug 7 at 5-6pm. Place: Comet Tavern 922 E. Pike 98122,
You can also register Sat. Aug 8 at Magnuson Park Polo Courts 9-10 am.

Friday Aug. 7 - Dead Baby Downhill - www.deadbabybikes.org
Saturday Aug. 8 at 10 am sharp - Seeding matches at Magnuson Park Polo courts
Sunday Aug. 9 at 10 am sharp - Double elimination tourney at Magnuson Park polo courts

Seattle Washington

Location: Magnuson Park. 4 courts of simultaneous hot polo action!

Our sponsors have come through for us in a big way! The winning team will have their plane tickets to the Worlds paid for by Brooks England and be showered with other prizes. Brooks will also have a Talent and Style award, and will buy plane tickets to Worlds for the most stylish team! All the sponsors listed on the poster have all made substantial donations to the event. Please support and patronize their businesses. It's because of our sponsors that this tournament is going to be so amazing.

NORTH AMERICAN HARDCOURT BICYCLE POLO CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

GENERAL INFORMATION:
• Three player teams.
• Entry fee is $10 per person.
• Games to 5 with a 15 minute time limit. No tie games. No time limit for semi-final or finals games.
• Double elimination tournament. Because of this there may be a 2 game final. The first game of the final will be played to 5 points. If there is a second game of the final, it will be played to 11 points.
• Game balls are Anti Gravity System street hockey balls.
• Bar ends and mallet ends should be plugged. No exposed outer chainrings.
• Helmets are required. This is mandated by the court we are renting.
• No drinking on site. Water bottles will be provided for your beverages.

SCORING:
• A score is only counted when the ball is hit with a strike using the end of the mallet head.
• You may not score on a shuffle, ball joint shot, scoop, throw, etc.
• The goal is the height of the cones.
• You can’t score on your own goal. Exception: If you deflect an opposing player’s shot through your goal it counts.
• You may not score by passing through the goal to yourself. You may pass through the goal to a teammate.
• A shot that is deflected and goes through the goal counts.

AFTER A GOAL IS SCORED:
• The team that was scored on gains possession. They may attack once all opponents are on their own side of the court.
• Once any attacking player or the ball passes center court, the opposing team may engage.

NO:
• No throwing mallets.
• No “unlike” contact. Example: Mallet to Player, Player to Bike, Mallet to Bike, etc.
• No hand to body contact (open or closed fist).
• No playing ball with your foot.
• No high sticking (above handlebars).

PENALTIES:
• Dabbing or minor rules violation: Tap out.
• Major rules violation: The Ref has the ability to eject a player. This ejection will last until a point is scored by either team.

REFS:
• Players should try to resolve disputes on court. If this can’t happen the Ref has the final decision.
• Refs will only make rulings on a score if that score is contested by the players.
• Refs are the only ones who can call a TIME OUT for injury, mechanical, etc. If the Ref doesn’t call it, keep playing.
• Refs can tell you to tap out, or eject you as described above.

DON’T BE A DICK
• Don’t be a dick.

Here are some options for Hotels:
Travelodge Seattle Aurora - About 5 miles from the court, pretty cheap.
8512 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA, 98103 866-538-0336
Seattle University Travelodge - About 3.5 miles from court, sort of cheap.
4725 25th Ave Ne Seattle, WA, 98105 866-538-0336
University Inn Seattle - About 4 miles from court, a nicer hotel.
4140 Roosevelt Way Ne Seattle, WA, 98105 866-538-0336

If you need a place to stay for free, it can be arranged through Evan George: evngrg@yahoo.com

Location

Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE Magnuson Park
Seattle, WA 98115
United States

Signed up

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS WILL BE THE BEST

x2

BOOM!

I like your polo.

Count it!

oh fuck yeah!

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

get ready...
Chuck Norris trained me.
what you gonna do?
yippie!

stay on your horse and get ready for my boot to your lip!

I don't think that ben or i can make this date.

seattle you better change the date right now then so the hunters can accomodate making it to seattle
www.mkebikepolo.com

i was just trying to point out that we will not be there, not asking for a change of dates.

sorry the world doesn't revolve around 2 players as much as i enjoy there company.... and beating them
MKE!

140x65

messman!!!!!!!!big love

IT went to Baltimore as well.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Oh shit, I'm there!

Jesse
Collar City Bike Polo
Troy, NY

the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???

WEST COAST seriousness cant wait axles of evil will tear your arms and legs off and beat you all with them

Portland bike polo

YES. Chicago is in.

chicagobikepolo.com

I've got first and second place trophies already in the works. These wont be your normal bike parts welded together trophies, either. You guys are gonna want to win these, believe me. Oh and then there's that whole winning bragging rights as the best in North Ameri... yadda yadda thing too. :) Looking forward to hosting some insanity in Sea-Town.

be there a day early for the 13th annual deadbaby downhill "teh greatest party known to mankind"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

Yea, I can't wait. Nice poster; who made it?

EVBP
nsbikepolo.com

It was a joint effort of Jackie and Wade.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

Yo Leon,
I will make it my birthday gift to my self. Since it is one week after my birthday. How have you been man?

Joey

lookin for a team prefrebly from the mid atlantic confrence
j

o.g.d.c.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

THAT'S MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!!!

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

good response so far. Bring it. you might want to stay an extra day to recover and help break down the court with some pick up, unless your arm isn't falling off by then. This is an "all invite" so bring your best team or teams! this shit is going down! I'v been playing and waiting for 10yrs for something like this to finally happen. My little girls 1 yr birthday will be on the 9th. so behave. We are working on getting a keg from every brewery in the area. count them!

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

a keg is a perfect birthday present for your little one. make sure there's enough to go around! east van will be representing and taking the trophy home. period.

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

yea mess remember you showing up to the cave with bobtrailer and keg on board we played till dawn

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

i hear there may be a polo art show...

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

all right good people, i have travelled to your town and now you all have to come out west. yes, i flew east five times last year, which is really the only direction i can fly, but y'all are missing out on the best polo city (in america) if you haven't been out here. we can promise that east van will be there in force messy, and bring whatever you need, including the trophy from tour de polo if need be.

Thanks Pete we can set it right next to East Vans trophy that is already hear.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

so alexis is turning 13 yeah!!!!!
maybe he will hit puberty yeah!!!!

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

I'm there as long as there's no 360s.

why is that you are one of the quickest people in NYC I bet you can do a 360 quicker then anyone else out there.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

Aw shucks, thanks leon. I'm gonna do my best to get out there, y'all have come east more than we've gone west, it just isn't fair!

i vote 360s

AXLES OF EVIL

360s are a thing of the past Portland and Seattle but I'll play either way. Suck traditionalists. Everyone is doing the tap out for a reason. No defensive 360s actually penalizes the dabber. If this is the North American Championships maybe we should use similar rules to the worlds?

You guys will be happy to know that we're doing tapouts for the NAHBPC. I just posted the rules above. Enjoy!

Wade
Greenlake Crew
Seattle

Wade
Seattle Bike Polo

not all of us are happy to know that...i'm getting used to the tap outs but i still like the idea of the pnw being a hold out...

i dont want to make a big deal about the 360 thing i play either way but i am portland and that is what we do and if seattle taps out im down for tapping but my vote is 360s

maybe we should start a rules thread to discuss this.

i think seattle should post the rules and then discuss them there

i was joking

Old, I know, but well played Jonny.

we very rarely play tapout but recognize that its the universal trend. i hate defensive dabs as well, we're meeting to discuss everything tomorrow and should have something hammered out over the weekend

tapouts dustin...tapouts.

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

how about a defensive 360 but you still have to tap out! or is that to complicated? rules will be posted soon. East Van, If you could pull any of your local polo sponsors together, that would be great. let me know. Phil, I think the Polo art show is a great start to Polo Art. I know Portland, I like to see the "graveyard" of polo mallets in front of Polo houses. always a great visual. As well as sponsors go for any previous polo tourneys. I need contacts. Thanks Phil....

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

I wish I could help out with sponsors Mess but I have to think of sponsors for our tourney too. Perhaps we could find a Vancouver company who wants to donate to both tourneys and a Seattle company who wants to do the same?

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Martin, I will let you know about that. spread the polove!

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

It looks like SF has a team willing and able to make it.

SF - you should try and make it to Portland next month also!

I have put Portland out on my announcement list. I would love love love to get up there but my non-polo life interferes a lot these days.

We've had some awesome people come down from Portland. Would love to return the favor.

The SF tourney is still a hot glint in our eye.

let me know when that is. im from salinas and have friends in the berkeley area. would love to take a weekend road trip down there for some polo!

hey all you east coasters and other various bike polo people that don't live here, i'm going to be coordinating lodging for anyone that needs it. give me your info, how many people you're with, when you fly in, when you leave, et cetera and i'll hook you up. i'll be getting polo players and lovers to host whoever flys out. 206 polo takes care of it's bruthas and sistas. come get the two-oh-sickness, bitches!

i am flying in from west palm beach on wednesday the 5th @ 2:45 to SEA...anybody coordinating rides from the airport (with my bike case)? also i need a place to crash...i hate to sound whiny but i am allergic to cigarette smoke (vicious headaches) so if possible i would like to be put up at a non-smokers...otherwise i can just camp out in someone's yard (i can bring my own tent). someone give me the heads up on the vegan restaurants too my friends...vegan bakery maybe! lucky west coast bastards. i want to play pickup everyday before the tourney as well...hook me up...thanks in advance for an amazing polo weekend.

FTL BIKE POLO...

TAP-OUTS!!!!!!!
I aint haten messman and you taught me much of what I know of the game, but when I went to nyc and discovered tap out it just made sense.

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

just found out a really old friend i havent seen in 8 years lives across the street from where yall play sometimes. but apparently there is some drama with ex roomates gf or something that plays. ha. hope i can make it!

I'm comin' home for this one, but my sucker teammates aren't going to make it. Any Seatown or Van teams need a third? On a good day, I'm pretty good at bike polo. Leon, Martin? Just sayin'.

yo mess, i was always partial to that, "Bi-polo" image with someone playing with two mallets
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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

Phil, I thought the image was a guy with a bike going in different direction with the mallet in the air. But would like to see your concept. How are things!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

STOKED, I just bought my airfare!

ride the train with your team special friend

nyc is assembling team(s)

206

way to commit to it alex! i'm so glad seattle is only a 3 hr car/train trip from here.

Alright,<,,LA repin' ......can;t wait.

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Anybody from midwest going? Looking to catch a ride or at least have somebody to travel with...

can anyone recommend a decent motel/b&b that is close to the courts?

www.veloplzen.org

I don't think the courts are confirmed yet, btw.

yo critninja, i will look into it for ya. whatz ur price cap? just u or two?
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

room for 2 - me and the grrl. close to the court if possible and $70-90 a nite would work.

thx messman!

www.veloplzen.org

As soon as we confirm our secret local. I'll let ya know. until then, go to www.seattlebikepolo.com and buy a shirt! proceeds go towards NA"S and spread the word! thanks
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Hot. Bought.

In case anybody else is wondering how to find this particular shirt on Sonadei's site...once you are there, click "Custom" and you'll see it. Or click here.

Jesse
Collar City Bike Polo
Troy, NY

the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???

who will win this illustrious tourney? east van? seattle? portland? portland? portland? oh, midwest? no. maybe portland.
or seattle. or....east van. wait,it could be portland...because you know what? it is our tiiiiime!
north american hardcourt! and by northamerican i mean cascadian...

wow TIa, thats hot words coming out of your keyboard. Guess we'll have to see....... Registration will open soon. there will be a 200 team max!!!!!!!!!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

got my flights. pick-up on thursday and friday?

nycbikepolo.com

DIBS!

absolutely

picking up anyone that needs it! you just gotta deal with my crazy driving. just Ask Ken in nyc.

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

OK, I am in. Tickets is bought. I will need a team. Low to middle "B" player. Chicago? Columbia?

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

Retired.

oh come on lucky, you are a solid b player. fuck you guys held your own solid at dayton. i still thought your toast was stupid as hell though

Thanks?

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

Retired.

i've kept up and improved my skills quite a bit. not a great shot but can pass well, pick balls, and defend with with rest of them... and i dont have a team yet.. wanna get together?

Bicycle/cykel/自行車/das Fahrrad/polkupyörä/bicicletta/bicicleta/reiðhjól/fiets/يَرْكَبُ درّاجة هوائ

Hey Meg, I need a team as well! Been playing steadily for a year, starting to get halfway fast & accurate. Lemme know.

Jesse
Collar City Bike Polo
Troy, NY

the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???

The Worlds and the Euros are doing tap outs.

MALICE for the people.

You're not even coming Vidal, what do you care? Buy your ticket and let the good people of Cascadia take care of your needs, there's a free ticket to the world's up for grabs there as well. Seattle will host the best tournament of the year bar-none because they've been hosting forever and know what the hell they are doing. So don't worry about your precious little rules, they'll beat you anyway you want. Oh wait, they already have. And that wasn't even the A-squad. Good luck buddy, see you on Philly.

You're not even coming Vidal, what do you care? Buy your ticket and let the good people of Cascadia take care of your needs, there's a free ticket to the world's up for grabs there as well. Seattle will host the best tournament of the year bar-none because they've been hosting forever and know what the hell they are doing. So don't worry about your precious little rules, they'll beat you anyway you want. Oh wait, they already have. And that wasn't even the A-squad. Good luck buddy, see you on Philly.

x2

are you fucking serious?

MALICE for the people.

Oh, he's serious. Just wait until you play him.

I was responding to the fact that Pieter posted an "x2" to his own post.

But, oh, yes, I am terrified of what will happen when I have to play him.

MALICE for the people.

I care because tap outs are better than 360s and, in any case, some people might think it is relevant what the Euros and Worlds are doing, and that both are doing the same.

I'm not worried about anything precious, anything little, or rules. Not worried at all. Can't wait to see you fools on the court.

MALICE for the people.

Tickets purchased. Aug.5 to Aug 13. Cascadia, I'm yours for a week.

Come to Canada Ben, maybe we'll bring you back down. Or try and get to pdx as well. Sit back and relax, you are about to arrive in the best polo city on earth.

Tentatively, PDX Aug. 6th (Drew, I'll be looking for you), and East Van on Aug. 11th. Can't wait.

oh ben i got you my man lets car pool to seattle cant wait to have you here in my town will be alot of fun.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

It's not just Ben needing a ride. His girlfriend, me, and my girlfriend are all trying to visit PDX and VAN on this trip. We fly into Seattle on the 5th. We can bus or train it down to Portland that night. After a couple of days of hangin' out, we would all need a ride back up to Seattle. If you can swing it, it would be awesome.

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

Retired.

yo. i can house some couples if needed. i live by the polo house and have a sweet pad... not that the polo haus isnt sweet... but i clean my shower from time to time... let me know.

Bicycle/cykel/自行車/das Fahrrad/polkupyörä/bicicletta/bicicleta/reiðhjól/fiets/يَرْكَبُ درّاجة هوائ

Done and done. PM me your address and such, please.

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

Retired.

Nope. Just me and Drew. F y'all.

All right, then. Me, my girlfriend, and Ben's soon-to-be-ex girlfriend need a hotel room with a hot tub for the weekend of the tournament...

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

Retired.

hell yeah ben! so stoked to see you again! let me know if you need anything!!!
Bicycle/cykel/自行車/das Fahrrad/polkupyörä/bicicletta/bicicleta/reiðhjól/fiets/يَرْكَبُ درّاجة هوائ

Oh yeah. Be seeing you on the 6th and all weekend.

alright gang of polo peeps. Our courts are official and sponsors have been pouring in. THis should be our best yet. Swimming In lake Washington just 100 yards away!!!!! 4 courts can be viewed from one bleacher....... its on so get your tickets. MORE details about registration and everything else coming real soon. ....... can't wait.... see some of you in Ottawa....
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

So excited....four courts, one view of all. Are the bleachers in the center then?

swimming!?!?! yes! this is what has been lacking at all these tournaments...:)

oh but wait drinking and swimming aren't good mixers, eh? whose on lifegaurd duty?

only 41 more days!

Hey everybody. The rules for the NAHBPC are now posted!

The map above is not quite as accurate as this one:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=magnuson+par...

Wade
Greenlake Crew
Seattle

Wade
Seattle Bike Polo

CHINGON!!!

I need a team! Who's in? Formerly Zack-L-MKE, I'm a Lefty and I enjoy long walks on the beach.

BOOM!

I like your polo.

Somebody is gonna get lucky here, he's a well trained Polo rider, tuned up in NYC. If I was a righty and wanted a good wingman...

i need a team..i'm not such a hot player, but i'm great at yelling! i'm sure that counts for something. i also enjoy long walks on the beach, or bocce on the beach, or beer on the beach, or all three. my arm is in recovery at the moment-my handlebar arm, not my mallet arm, but it should be ready to go by seattle.
let me know if you want to join forces. if you are hesitant about playing with a c player, thats ok, i understand.

give me a shout tiah, i can set you up. wanna drown in a sea of east coast babitude?

Don't get too worked up guys. I'm coming up as well. I can't wait to quote movies and listen to the misfits all weekend with everyone again. Hopefully someone brings a lawn chair for me to steal.

"I'm making it look mean!"

"I'm making it look mean!"

YO K C whattup dawg!!! C-MURDER up in this bitch!!!!

Joker. You gonna make it up to this one? I'm using your old mallet you left behind in SF. Think of you with every goal buddy.

"I'm making it look mean!"

"I'm making it look mean!"

YOU BET LA will be there! Which mallet, the gold one? You must think of me a lot homey, I know you score all the time!

casey, you have the best avatar pic yet on this site. makes you look "special." you should think, though, about changing your name to "killer."

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

I had a broken collarbone too. I won that wiffleball homerun competition holding a cocktail the whole time as a handicap.

McGrath: Are you nuts? A bounty? We could all end up in the clinker for this. You can't put a bounty on a man's head.
Reggie Dunlop: Bullshit. I just did.
[Hangs up, Phone rings again]
Dave 'Killer' Carlson: Coach, I want that hundred dollars.
Reggie Dunlop: Ya gotta earn it, Killer.
Dave 'Killer' Carlson: My attitude's right

"I'm making it look mean!"

c"killer"murder just seem s bit redundant though, eh?

looking forward to seeing you again, casey!

Oh yeah! I think you got my raincoat too!
blue rei one? I got it from the lost and found at the shithole bar in the mission called pops so I'm not super attached or anything. Talk to you soon

"I'm making it look mean!"

"I'm making it look mean!"

aha! i do have your raincoat! i think that is my official task at polo now, rescuing people's raincoats.
i will bring it up to seattle for you.
who has my tire? kennichi?

you won the homerun derby?

oh nonono sir, no one handed gimps were allowed!

DISQUALIFIED!

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

I am not 100% on this yet, but it looks like we might have a crew ready to represent Alaska. Our third has disappeared for the past month and is being a little flakey, but we might have an alternate who will be able to make it instead. 879, NAHBPC, and my birthday in the same trip to Seattle? Hell yeah!

Yes, it is cold up here.

HEY PDX KIDS.

Im planning on flying into Portland the week before the tourney, and hang out for the week. Play some polo and whatnot.

Are you guys driving up to Seattle? And if so, could I hitch a ride up with you guys.
And If not, whats the cheapest way to get up to Seattle from Portland?

And for everyone, I might be the only Boston kid coming up, so If anyone needs a third, let me know.

f-ing jobs, ride bikes/play polo

our wed night polo is probably gonna be big that week!

http://polohaus.blogspot.com

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

Thanks for the link.

Ill have nothing better to do that day, So I will def be there.

If you guys end up playing on tuesday, let me know.

f-ing jobs, ride bikes/play polo

Jeremy...can you bring along my pedals I left at the house during the ESPI's? SPD's I think I left them with Jamie

Ill bring them to ya.

f-ing jobs, ride bikes/play polo

ITs gonna be fun... im going up there... finding my way up there some how but ill be there..

"We don't need no education"

congratulations on getting the best of Milwaukee this past weekend seattle but savor it, the Beaver Boys will be at the North American's tail slapping all teams on the way to the top of the podium.

that's funny.

i think i've got a team.

that is great to hear. Would you like to tell the world or is this top secret?

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

one of the players is Zach. yes!

good team paul, great choice, can't wait to see you out here.

I Think is a secret leon...

"We don't need no education"

I needs a team!!

Also, I plan on going to PDX on Thursday, if anyone is landing at SeaTac Thursday morn (10am or earlier), I'll pick you and transport you post haste directly to Stumptown. No guaranteed return, just a trip there.

Tickets bought. Watch out, Cascadia.

Someway, somehow, this looks like it's going to work out. Wahoo!

Rad.

I'm halfway to a ticket. Looks like I'm actually going!

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

Little Richmond Bike Polo

Just bought my ticket. See you in a few weeks Seattle!

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

do you have a team? i'm just trying to see who the stragglers are. i need a team if i can play...

I'm a free agent looking for a team.

what are your terms? how many times have you been traded? can we pay you in cookies?

I demand a bowl of green M&Ms in the locker room, and a pony after every win. I was once traded 56 times in a single game. All manner of baked goods are acceptable as payment.

the green m&m's i can do, although by locker room i'll assume you mean patch of grass outside the cage...fresh out of ponies, though you could maybe talk to "ponyboy"...that's practically the same thing. i mean he's like a calender pin up, you'll love him.
baked goods are my specialty, so there's that. unless it's vegan muffins and then somehow i just can't seem to do it, maybe because muffins taste better with eggs and butter and milk.
ANYHOW-birdseye-if my arm is working i'd be pleased to be your teammate. can we tentatively agree on this?

how about that polo art show? is there a place to hang selected works?

--
Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

"are you talking to me?" well, we never did get any further on the project. if we want to revive the idea i bet we can make it happen. e-mail me phil or we can talk at polo tomorrow.

Phil, There will be plenty of fence to hang art from! I say go for it. Great to hear everyone coming in. My self and a few others will be picking youz up at the airport. give me times and dates.... count it!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

My girlfriend and I will need a ride from the airport, 11:30pm on Tuesday, August 4th. Also a place to crash that night. I've emailed all the details to your man Evan, as per the instructions at the top of the page.

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

Retired.

Anyone still need a teammate. I'm a free agent.

f-ing jobs, ride bikes/play polo

Hey, who needs teammates? I have been playing for a solid year and a half. Decent C player. Any takers?

Jesse
Collar City Bike Polo
Troy, NY

the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???

hey jeremy and jesse-wanna be a team? my arm is broken but i think it'll be fine by august. i'm talking to the surgeon tomorrow so i'll know more then...

Yes! Sent you an e-mail.

Jesse
Collar City Bike Polo
Troy, NY

the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???

copy that Lucky, We will coordinate with Evan on rides. Some1 will be there.
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

what time does the dead baby downhill start on friday?
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

I think it starts at 7 but registration is at 6

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

There will be bike polo just a block away from the start @ the Comet Tavern, until the festivities start, soon after 7ish. when you hear a m-80 go off, the race starts. There is your warning. There will be a down hill race to the party. As well, a Messenger challenge(long board) usually about 10-15miles. either one is super fun. If your not into either one, Its mostly a big group ride to the party, where it all goes down.
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Hay Leon is there any place close to tent?

Trevor

I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!

You can always pitch a tent in one of our back yards but I will look into camping places and get back to you soon.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

Cool that would be great. We have never been to Seattle so we are super excited. I just hope I can find a team now?

Thanks

Trevor

I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!

i'm really stoked to come visit Seattle for this. i'm remember Seabass saying in MKE.. "come to Seattle, we live a good life out there!" ha ha

Leon- -long time listener, first time caller..
does Seattle regularly play with the ABS ball? Portland or E.Van?
i'm just curious who of the North American cities regularly plays with the ABS ball?
I understand it's your tournament/your rules. i find the ABS ball to be sluggish and was curious why you've chosen it as the game ball.

i won't complain endlessly about this. we'll just try and adapt. just curious why? thanks.
Cecily also told me there was a "no hugging" rule in effect for this tournament as well??

If anyone tries to hug me I will cut them. I just booked my flight out there too so take me seriously

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

Now that you've said that I'm going to hunt you down after every one of my games to give you a sweat filled hug before I go for a swim! Mallets Of Gayhem in Cascadia's house.

Mallets of Mayhem all over Cascadia's collective face. BAM!

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

i thought i'd never write this, but skeet skeet skeet.

X 2 Rory i'm going to be in Vancouver for a week, plenty of time to hug it out

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

i want a hug!

i always knew you would

nycbikepolo.com

make sure to pack your machete in your checked luggage.

Don't forget about putting the ball in your own goal. That's a defensive strategy is it not?

I know I'll be doing it all weekend long

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

seriously? is that a rule? jackal... i think you dodged that question when we were going over this in ottawa? THATS WHACK. (shuffling a shot on goal into your own goal before the ball crosses the line, that is) but whatever, that's easier than stopping the ball
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

For the NAHBPCs if you shuffle an opposing player's shot through the goal this is considered a deflection and it counts as a goal.

Wade
Greenlake Crew
Seattle

Wade
Seattle Bike Polo

So if it doesn't come from a shot and I feel threatened in front of my net, zzzzip right through my own goal .

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

chombos whistle better be ready

So if i gain full control of the ball after it's been shot then shuffle it into my goal it's no goal???

i most certainly did not dodge this question, in fact i had the entire bar telling me to shut the fuck up about it. which i will now do after (re-)stating that a shot is a shot and a shuffle is a shuffle. plus it's seattle, whatever they want goes.

Attention Portland. What is the possiblity of room in a car for some Canadian boys going up to Seattle from your fair city for the weekend. Train fares are low enough that we can swing a visit.

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

Alexis, Ellie is going to contact you about a camping proposal the week before the tourney and give you my info. As you will be in town (and Robbie, Angelo, etc.) let me know what you think. We could hit the free sites. God bless Canada eh?

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Portland has rooms and we all can hope we have rides please all come down week before and play polo we never leave a player behind.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

I fully intend on making a pilgrimage to the beautiful city that introduced me to bike polo. Like any devout polo player should.

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

how do we register for this?????????S//??

near the top of this page, "sign up..." link

will the "don't be a trick" rule be strictly enforced? i'd also like to include busters and mark ass tricks in that as well. their participation is really not necessary.
also, we've been working in fighting in our games in NY and it really seems to diffuse conflict overall.
i've got a couple potential opponents, but largely just working on identifying a short list of potential glove droppers. it's for the fans. and the kids.

Personally I would like to see Paul body slam Rory. I would rank that right up there with Hulk Hogan picking up and slamming Andre The Giant on that aircraft carrier.

Epic.

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

Who in their right mind would want to drop the gloves with Paul? He would kill everyone.

bring it, i bought a hockey fights video yesterday.

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yes, yes i do have the largest collection of unpublished polo photographs on planet earth. 5000 and counting.

twin shirt

piet let's see more

nycbikepolo.com

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the ringer, in his natural habitat.

you got a light

Paging Ben Hunter...Ben Hunter to the court please.

Ben and i *almost* went in Toronto. that would have truly been the de-evolution of bike polo.
Pieter, see you in the lake.

hell yes, i've always wanted my head shoved up my own ass. seattle is going to be awesome, i feel like i'm going to get a true inside look at things.

Paul - you packing your flippy floppies?

um.. if there's a boat, a motherfuckin boat, that i can sail on with those flippy floppies, then my weekend will be complete.

how about a ferry?

they have those duck-boats that go from turf to surf

nycbikepolo.com

Circling is the way to go.

Tapping is Crapping!

Ride Bikes, Throw bricks!

Axles of Evil!

Bike Polo Saved My Life..

D. McCrashalot

Here on the West Coast if you shoot a shot on goal, and one of your teammates touches it on the way in, it is not a goal.

If you shoot a goal, and a member of the opposite team touches it, and it goes in, it is a goal.

Ride Bikes, Throw bricks!

Axles of Evil!

Bike Polo Saved My Life..

D. McCrashalot

even if it is off the end of the mallet head? still is a shot no?

at that point, you created a new shot, which is a shot

Corey Le Courier let the East Coast tap, and it ain't been the same since!

ive been training here in ottawa and the other night i slayed through brian robby and texas with rambo and olaya im coming for you seattle
www.mkebikepolo.com

140x65

Not even off the end of the mallet. If you touch it on the way in, and your team mate shot it, no goal..

Ride Bikes, Throw bricks!

Axles of Evil!

Bike Polo Saved My Life..

D. McCrashalot

When you say "if you touch it" do you only mean with your mallet, or is the shot neutralized if it goes off your bike too?

The rules posted above say that:
• A shot that is deflected and goes through the goal counts.

WTF?

We've been playing that if you shoot it off of your teammate's wheel or bike or whatever, it's still live, I believe.

as do we, and that's the way it should be I think, but I just wanted to confirm since the statement above was unclear...

If it's off the head of your teams mallet it's still a shot and counts. Shots not Shuffles.
_______
Marco!

____________
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

i think dabby is confused, do not worry. sorry dabby, but a shot's a shot.

Dabby, your wrong. A shot is a shot until its shuffled by the shooting team, thats it. As for the time a shot is live may be up for debate, so keep the ball out of your own net.

I am overwhelmed by the potential turnout for this tourney. This is probably going to be one of the most entertaining things I will have been part of in a long time.
_______
Marco!

____________
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Do I count as registered by putting my name on this site? I am unable to find any other link talking about registration.
_______
Marco!

____________
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

two weeks

evan......

nycbikepolo.com

BROOKS TO AWARD ‘STYLIN-EST’ NAHBPC TEAM WITH PAID FLIGHT TO BIKE POLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS...

read the press release...

It is not the name of Brooks which makes the saddle good, but the saddle and its excellence which makes the name supreme. (The Brooks Book for Cyclists, 1912)

interesting!

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Any predictions on who will win?

oh what what? stylin0est team/ hey my team-do you hear this? we need outfits!!! email me or i will email you, thi sis so on. also-we need a team name and i have an idea, but i don't have costumes to go with that-unless i ride naked...is that against any rules? check your emails soon. anyhow...i am sure we can style it up...oh eureka!

HWHAT?!

BOOM!

I like your polo.

oh man! enycee, we should get meena to make us team uniforms. our polo skillz are already the most stylin...

however, a flight from nyc to philly might be a little ridiculous. save it for the west coasters...

I might have something happening...

BOOM!

I like your polo.

Don't forget about the Dead Baby Downhill and Messenger Challenge XIII on Friday http://www.deadbabybikes.org/ This years Downhill will featuring 22 bands, Cyclecide's Pedal Powered Amusement Park Rides and Side Show Rodeo, Foot Down, Tall Bike Jousting, Bunny Hop, Helltrack BMX and much more. Following polo on Sunday will be the 3rd installment of Bike Porn also in Magnuson Park.

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Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

thats right!

Plus registered polo players get into the bike porn screening for free. Shit is gonna be amazin.

click on http://bikesmut.com for a perdiction for your deadbaby friday night in the hospital

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

I have to make it to NA's. Fresh of the victory at the Oakland BFF Polo Tournament, thanks to C Murder and Ethan, there has been some strong encouragement to get up there. I'm working on the funding, but that aside, I may need a little help on the ground.

A place to crash. A slice of floor or a back yard. Anyone?

Possibly a team. I'm a week A or strong B player. Solid D in goal and a great break out. I also bring some serious Ruckus to the field.

Can I feel some love?

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

message me your contact info, i'm setting up lost dogs with owners for seattle.

Ill find out by the end of this week hopefully if i will be making it to seattle to play some polo with yall hippie lords.

If i dont make it please dont hold it against me and my slack funds.

ill be kickin myself for only having a job i work making minimal 140 a week. but sometimes i walk with that in a night. silly bartending at a show space. oh yea and losing my friday next job that was my plane ticket money job.

Yo Ruckus, I will pick you up on my team. We need one more. C-murder you on a team????? anyone else a free agent???? Portland you got any singles down there???? i need one more...My team that i had lined up from January have died off!!!!!!

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

????....

Sweet as Messmann. I'm in. A solid third can get us into the ranks. I'm pretty sure C Murder has a hit squad. Pistolero are you teamed up???

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

Yo Ruckus don't bail on the 415 yet! Dustin told me he's definitely in on Saturday. The three of us could represent our town respectably. It would be awesome to be on the same team with you two, let someone not from SF t-bone me for a change.

tried emailing about housing... no reply. can we camp near the courts? the Beaver Boys slay best with a good nights rest.
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

let me know how many people and when you'll be here. i'm supposed to be arranging that shit for you.

my team makes three and brians girlfriend makes 4. 4 milwaukeeans total. thanks. oh, i'll be arriving thursday the 6th, early evening. and they are in portland right now... not sure when they're coming up. thanks.
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

joe, i got your email. We are working out the details today. do the guys in portland need places to stay earlier?

hey im shipping my bike to Seattle from Ottawa who should i send it to? preferably a business because its cheaper and some ones all ways home
www.mkebikepolo.com

140x65

I will get you an address for a business to ship your bike to ASAP. Probably a local bike shop.

keep it in canada if possible, and mail it to us in vancouver. it'll be faster, cheaper, and we'll just bring it across the border with us. there are like 400 people coming from east van-- there are suburbs of vancouver that are further away than seattle.

I'm coming up with Joey, Joker, Pistolero and Too short. I'm looking to join an orphan team unless we find 2 more 818 riders to come with us.

I like to play goal. Took second in oakland with Pistolero and Spiderman.

818-585-8426

email scotty bowman, he's got a thread dedicated to your situation

nycbikepolo.com

just message me through the "contact" form on this page and i will do my best to hook you up, no guarantees. i have lots of players looking for thirds now, will spend tomorrow on the phone trying to put the right teams on the ice.

here's the thread:

http://www.bikepolo.ca/forum/tournaments/2009/07/22/calling-all-open-thi...

about these 400 vancouverites coming, we will need places to stay. leon, i have a sweet present for you. can i sleep at your place? you won't regret it *wink*

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

word. thats a great idea. never would have thought of that. thanks

do we need to register for this beforehand for any reason?

IMG_7978

you need to register your displeasure that this is still well over ten days away. tell seattle you want tourney battle now, today, tomorrow, that you ready.

wow, i look awesome. wtf is in my mouth?

DiRienzo's?

Regarding shipping your bike you can send it to Messmann, Seattle Bike Polo, 4410 SW Fontanelle St, Seattle WA 98136 206.300.0693 My wife is home during the days and we know the UPS guy. A lot of bike shps are slammed right now, but I will provide a shop that will receive polo bikes. Also just confirmed is shipping to:
CounterBalance Bicycles
c/o Seatle bike polo
2943 NE Blakely Street
Seattle, WA 98105
206.922.3555
YOU MUST PUT "c/o Seattle Bike POLO" on your label/box. this is the closest bike shop and is right on the trail leading out to the courts as well they are a sponsor. just label your box bike polo or some indication that it is a polo bike. If you ship early like this week. We will pick them up at the shop everyday because they don;t have a lot of storage and put them in the polo garage. give a shout if ya have questions. 206.300.0693

Also about registration, We will be have registration at Cal Anderson Park @ Pine & Nagle Pl. at the tennis/bball courts Friday @ 4pm with pickup and just before the Dead Baby Downhill Party. Polo at that as well. Also register @ the courts @ Magnuson on saturday @ 10am. Bring your swim trunk and shades!!!!!

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

More on registration: I will be in charge of registering all fine teams coming to our quaint Seattle tournament. Most likely, I will be sitting next to Leon at the courts prior to the Dead Baby Downhill and tournament. If you want, feel free to contact me with your team information, which should include your team name, team members and your city of origin. Regardless, you will have to find me prior to the event to get goodies and give me monies for fees.

sorry yall i got better places to be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNe11E_KiAk

if yall only had faygo as a sponsor and pauly shore as a color commentator i might reconsider

insane clown posse AND wrestling!?!?!?!?! I'm changing my flight. See you there Ryan!

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

god i hope you two are kidding i cant talk to juggalos even over the interent
www.mkebikepolo.com

Not relevant, but one of St Louis' regular polo players went to last year's "Gathering of the Juggalos" to help a documentary photographer friend of his. Apparently, someone threw a trash can at Andrew W K. Nailed him from like 30 feet or something. Retard strength?

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

Retired.

What color AGS street hockey balls are going to be used? Red I hope?

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

yea, unless they come out with a new super fucken hot weather ball

the ranklin red super high density hot weather ball is what I'm hoping they go with...it's the best in the heat, period...and I'm talking south Florida heat that turns other balls into marshmallows. AGS has no rebound, it's sticky, rolls slow, etc...whatever though...the weekends going to kick so much polo ass! can't wait!

FTL BIKE POLO...

they are pretty set on the AGS, and have experience playing with it for years. it was definitely not an issue in the blazing temps of the tour de polo II last summer in seattle.

red for sure! Tried to get Franklin as a sponsor but someone need to go over to there office and kick there ass!!!!! Hopefully it will be franklins. we'll see. This sit is hot up here right now. like hittin a 100 tomorrow and the next!!!!!!!!! It should chill out a bit before a week and a half from NOW!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Nothing like hot Polo!

I can hardly wait!

Looking forward to playing teams from the Midwest and East Coast!

MY DEEPEST AND SINCERE APOLOGIES TO ALL MY POLO FAMILY.

Those Ive met and would have met in Seattle. I will not be attending this tournament. NWA will only be giving me a $125 voucher (or 10,000 miles which wouldnt have put me at enough for a ticket to seattle sadly) for my trip to ottawa failure. Trust me my head will be in my hands all weekend when i think of missing out on this.

Next year i WILL be at one if not more of your polo events.

I hope to see you at the worlds and other events before seeing yall at BIKE POLO SPRING BREAK.

ps I will be sending yall some stuff next week.

I'm crying a little right now...

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

Also, my plane lands at 3 PM Thursday Aug 6. Who wants to pick me up from the Airport? Please?

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

Ohio, we will get as many itineraries gathered off this thread and will let you all know.

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

arriving 3:11pm Thursday the 6th via JetBlue

was thinking of just taking the bus all the way up to the park & ride for pickup, but this sounds good too

nycbikepolo.com

i am flying in from west palm beach on wednesday the 5th @ 2:45 to SEA...anybody coordinating rides from the airport (with my bike case)? also i need a place to crash...i hate to sound whiny but i am allergic to cigarette smoke (vicious headaches) so if possible i would like to be put up at a non-smokers...otherwise i can just camp out in someone's yard (i can bring my own tent). someone give me the heads up on the vegan restaurants too my friends...vegan bakery maybe! lucky west coast bastards. i want to play pickup everyday before the tourney as well...hook me up...thanks in advance for an amazing polo weekend.

FTL BIKE POLO...

just you by your lonesome? i'll put you on the housing list and i'll be hassling people at polo tonight about getting you a smoke free crash pad.

flying solo...but one other ftl player might be making it via the highways...not positive yet. smoke-free is awesome but believe me i have no problem camping either...its the northwest i would drive there just to go camping, hahaha. i am expecting tons of pickup on the days leading up to the tourney...don't let me down seattle!

FTL BIKE POLO...

we have sort of a roster that people have signed up for to house the out-of-towners and i'm pretty sure there will be a place for you, so worry not....depending on the weather I'm seriously considering just camping on the court....but I guess we'll have to see. when will you be here?

i'm flying in to SEA on the 5th @ 2:45...i'm hoping to sneak in some pickup before the pub ride...i want some west coast polo lessons. i'm down to camp at the courts...

FTL BIKE POLO...

Haha, Oly has a club. It's the water.

this just in!!!!!! red franklin balls, perfect weather expected! including rain. not to hot! pickup everyday of the week in Seattle! Pick up games Wed in Georgetown, thursday in Greenlake under I-5(last night we played til 4am! stoked we are) Friday @ Cal Anderson park Pine@ Nagle just 1/2 block east of Broadway. sat&sun at courts, monday somewhere! tuesday Cal anderson and so on.

Keep sending your Itineraries and phone numbers to this thread from pick up from airport! Also there is a new LightRail system from the airport, almost. they haven't finished the terminal stop yet but a bus will take you 5 minutes to the Tukwila stop and from there is will take you right downtown, with many stops in between. $2.50 http://www.soundtransit.org/

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

ATTENTION VANCOUVER! Coach needs an address so he can ship Kremin's bike out west. Please the fate of the Beaver Boys depends on it.

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Mallets Of Mayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

c/o East Van Bike Polo
10 Broadway East
Vancouver, BC V5T 1V6, Canada
(604) 879-8705

thanks

hope that address isnt a dark alley with some ruffians waiting to jump the ups guy and steal kremin's bike
www.mkebikepolo.com

ay whats the best way to navigate the city to the courts from where the clipper drops off? we're getting in friday at 8:15, where should we go? party? campsite? polo?

partay

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Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

Luke, get on 1st ave head south until S. Lucile st take left (east) til Airport Way head south untill you see a lot of bikes and a party. Most people will be there.
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

ok, so i got signed up on this badboy finally, i am very reluctant to sign on to web sites until i have to, and so i have. i will be hitch hiking from the two farthest extremes of the US, fort lauderdale florida to seattle, and i've arranged a craigslist ride that will take me to nebraska, anyone passing through nebraska that could pick me? if not, it's the road for me. I'll be there no matter what, jsut figured i would throw it out there. Also, nick from como, are you going to complete the FTL team? we need yah!

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

so can we sleep at the court? otherwise i need help with some where to stay!
Bicycle/cykel/自行車/das Fahrrad/polkupyörä/bicicletta/bicicleta/reiðhjól/fiets/يَرْكَبُ درّاجة هوائ

Hey Seattle,
My flight itinerary is as follows:
Delta Flight 2961
Arriving at SEA at 3:03 pm.

Please come pick me up from the airport, yes?

I'm leaving Monday morning at 8:40 am, so a ride to the airport early monday morning would be lovely...

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

i believe you can sleep on courts and help the "securtiy" for an hour or two! Keep posting you itineraries people. we will pick you up!
FOR PICK UPS AT THE AIRPORT= SEATAC. WILL BE PICKING YOU UP ON BAGGAGE LEVEL OUT THE DOORS TO THE RIGHT ALMOST TO THE BUS STOP. THERE IS A SIDEWALK THAT WILL BE CLEAR OF CARS THAT WE PICK YOU UP AT. SO AGAIN, GO OUT OF BAGGAGE CLAIM TAKE A RIGHT, AND GO ALMOST TO THE BUS STOP. THATS WHERE WE WILL SEE YOUR SMILING GAME FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THURSDAY PICKUPS LOOK FOR A GOLD VAVAGON OR SILVER SUBY!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

The Ruckus shall be brought.

I get in on Wed. late. Looking for a ride and a place to crash. Bringing a good tent.

May need a polo bike on Thursday. Coming in from SF and Cyclecide will have my polo bike and may not make it in time.

Looking forward to one hell of a weekend and some great polo.

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

LUCKY, do you need picked up tues @11:30? call me if you do 206.300.0693. i'lll be there.
This is what i got so gar for picking up peeps at the airporto!
aug 5th..2:45 .ftl bike polo/xjvoorheesex (don't know your name!!!!)
aug 6th ...3:30 "OHIO" & Chris "the hawkkk" -------JoeMKE what time you in????

thats it. Did I miss anyone?
206.300.0693

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

can you pick me up at my house in pensacola? i can even meet you at the interstate if you want. thanks mess

Thank you, no. I got a hold of Evan, who said he'd be there. See you tonight, Seattle!

Assuming that is, that this "hail and damaging winds" thunderstorm rolling through town this morning doesn't muck up the airport too badly. Southwest Airlines flight 1600 from Vegas, due to arrive at 11:15pm local time. Keep an eye on it.

CAN'T WAIT!!!

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

Retired.

yah, i'll be lost somewhere in the midwest, can you pick me up too? ??

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

Can't wait for this shiiiiiiiiiiiit, Seattle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Bike polo passive-aggressive hippies are still passive-aggressive hippies."

fuck you paul!

easy, Pedro. that wasn't intended for you.
but hey, if you can convince Leon to waive my entry fee, i'll bring you a brand new Aerobie.

again, have i told you how stoked i am to come to your neck of the woods for some polo??? i wish i could hit Van and Pdx too. . someday.

I will have my personal jet pick up stranded polo players from around the world!!!!!! We could use the rain. air qual is starting to suck big time!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

tim tim built me up a new ride so that i might better passive aggressive hippy all over yalls.

if you are in PDX and need to talk to a bike shop owner about making your shit tight you could do a lot worse

www.abettercycle.com

hope to see a lot of new shining slurry faces tomorrow night!

WELCOME TO CASCADIA

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

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Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

I keep hearing a lot about Wed night polo in Portland, but what about Thursday daytime/afternoon pick up? Will it be happening?

My apologies.
After my original plans of roadtripping up for this event with 5 Polo payers where derailed due to 4 people dropping out at the last minute I have decided I can not make this happen. Thanks Messman and Leon for your offerings!

2 more sleeps till the Calgary crew rolls outta town...can't wait to see you guys. Keep an eye out for the green van headed your way!!

Polo In Portland Wed night and thursday day afternoon i hope. Rose city lights work till 12 whos gonna be in town?
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

are we to assume that there is no scheduled way you are going to consider seeding for the double elim? is there going to be any round robin on the saturday?

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

I need a third, due to this!

"My apologies.
After my original plans of roadtripping up for this event with 5 Polo payers where derailed due to 4 people dropping out at the last minute I have decided I can not make this happen. Thanks Messman and Leon for your offerings!"

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

If Ruckus is your 2nd I could be your third. He & me make a pretty good team. Both of us like to lurk in the goal, waiting for a loose cherry to eat up nom nom nom.

Lock it.

It has been written.

It is so.

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

BEFORE and AFTER:
Before

After

See you tonight, PDX.

closing this thread cause 300 commens is pretty much maxing out. See new thread here