MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE ! Tuesday worked for most to play before Christmas. Even with some folks out of town, we still had 7 players. The word got out to start at 6pm instead of 7, a little warmer, maybe. Soccer players ruined that idea. So 7 it was after all. Excellent play. 2 games to 15 again. Some of our 'Ol faithfull rear wheels are starting to show age and serious wear. Piranha #1's wheel bearings finally gave up. So he played on my Steed and I sat out for a game. Well worth getting to watch and enjoy everyone play and smack-talk along the way. Wished it was daylight to take some new photo's.
Team#1: Troy, Jim, Adam
Team#2: Jay, Piranha #1, and Big Tim
Heard the beer god's talking about possibly a game on New Years Day !
10 cycling cyclists showed up to play and wish Mailman Jay, Happy Birthday. What a night. I am always amazed at how playing at night with minimum lighting, with only the glow from a lighted wiffle ball, there are no more crashes, collisions, and blood drawn than there is. Just think...10 bikes, 20 wheels with spokes, 10 mallet's ( approx. 40"long sticks), 10 people, ages 10 to 58, with one thing in mind. Attack the ball and score. It's like everyone knows where everyone else is at all times. Crazy !
The temperature difference from the parking lot to the polo park is at least 10 degrees cooler. About a 25 foot elevation difference in a bowl.
3 games played and I think Jay had a great b-day gift by winning most games.
Team#1: Mailman Jay, MiniMike, Tommy, Tracy and Me.
I've said it before. It does not matter how we devide teams, good things happen, and it is equal. 10 players showed. We only played two games .And each game went to 15. Thats like playing 3 games to 10 pts each. Marathon vollies. Amazing defense, blocked shots, weird scoring. I think everyone contributed to goals. Big Tim was on. His ball control and passing was extra good. Of course Jay the Mailman, made some of the most incredible plays of the evening. Oh did I mention he is my SON ?
Each team won a game apiece. Very exciting stuff. Jay's front wheel is supposed to have 32 spokes. 9 are missing. Think its time for some repair. Again, a testament to bike parts and there ability to take maximum abuse.
Missed you Tracy !
Team#1: Jay, Piranha#1, Jim, Tommy, and Me
Team#2: Big Tim, Mike, Troy, Piranha#2, and Mooky
Pics: Mooky's first day with clipless. Did good. Only fell 6 times.
Jim in yellow. Said somthing about needing beer.
The main body of Miss-Fits: L-to-R; Mike, Jay, Troy, Tommy, Jim
Phoenix Bike Polo, PBP, is a group of folks who play bike polo. We have been playing grass polo for over 12 years, and now play hardcourt polo as well. As of January 2010, we play 4 times a week. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday grass.
Grass polo is our roots. Hardcourt is the future. Meet up with us and play some polo. I am sure we can accomadate anyones time or style of play.
#1: Sunday at the Monarch Apts. Hardy and Baseline,Tempe...4pm
#2: Monday at Grace Comm Church, Southern and Dorsey, Tempe...8pm
#3: Tues. at the YMCA roller hockey rink, 17th ave an Missouri, Phx. after 5:30 pm
Wed. is grass polo, 16th street and colter Phx, Desert Storm park 8pm.