Wednesday, July 21, 2010

NAHCBPC in Madison Wis. July 18th 2010

Almost 2800 miles and over 65 hours of drive time, just to play bike polo. But it was worth it. There were over 800 total games played in 3 days and each team played 5 games Friday and Sat. and double elim on Sunday. If you finished in the top 10 on Friday, you were guaranteed in on Sunday. Polozona and Mike and the Piranha did this.

Way too many games played by our boys to write about. I think the boys played 14 games. When Sunday finally came, both teams were even. Both finished 9th out of 68 registered teams.
Polozona: Jason Boyd, Michael Boyd, David Edwards

Mike and the Piranha: Mike Tretter, Jacob Boyd, AJ Maldonado

1) The Odds2) Smile3) East Van4) Super Polonics5) Bourbonic Plague5) Beavers7) China Dust7) Machine Politics9) Mike and the Pirahnas9) Wizard Sleaves9) Wisconsin Takeover9) Polozona13) Like Chicken!13) Jaded Cuckolds13) Hymen I'm back13) Moustache? Outrageous!17)Drunked EdgeTallboysDTGPBone ThrasherBad FingersDesperately Seeking SusanPolony and the poolboysKing Shin Beef25)Blood and Hair EverywhereMaderallSense of Entitlementone two triomanifest destinythe JagwolvesPeter North StarsThe Coach the Captain and You
This was by far the largest, best and most well organized tourney yet.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

This Next Sunday and Practice

Mike Tretter...Regional Rep and all around good guy.
Mailman Jay...Jason Boyd...Piranha#1 Dad

Davey Carfax in the goal

The Sunday court

The Piranha#1 and #2.....Jacob Boyd and AJ maldonado...12 year olds...and Grandsons

Sunday the 11th will be our last team practice before NA's. We play at the Monarch Apt. tennis court, Baseline and Hardy in Tempe. This spot has been abandoned for years. Since NA's are played on tennis courts this is a great place to practice. Every one should be there.

I will load bikes in the "PBP Bike Polo Special" trailer Sunday as well, barring any needed repairs.

We are really doing this trip on stems and seeds. My wish, and I think they deserve it, is to have a full sponsor or partner. I don't know how to accomplish this. Where is this game going? How big will it get? Are the Piranha(our 12 year olds) in a position to see bike polo in a whole different world? I think the answer is coming soon. Madison may be a turning point for bike polo.
This trip is epic for us. We have done nothing bigger as family and friends. (Piranha #1 mom is coming..this is big!!) My wish is for safe travel, adventure, and no freekin broken bones.
See ya when I see ya!!
Jeff Boyd the NOD

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gettin Ready For NAHC Bike Polo Championships.

From our experiance, this new head has some issues. Screw holes on the seem, caps cracked right away, nut pocket spun out first thing, heavy.
Jacob Boyd aka: Piranha#1..he will shock you with his cannon shot.

Michael Boyd aka: MiniMike. The best ball handler I've ever seen. And speed....

Jason Boyd aka: Mailman Jay. The control Master, and if you get hit by his cannon shot expect a bruise.

This is our ride to Madison.

Well, it's here. Next Tue. the 13th, we leave for Madison Wis. 8 of us will drive the 15oo plus miles to play polo on a world wide stage. 60 plus teams registered so far. Phoenix is sending 6 players, two teams: Team#1, Mailman Jay, MiniMike and Davey.

Team#2, Mike T. and the Piranha#1(Jacob Boyd) and Piranha#2(AJ Maldonado).

These guys have spent time practicing and working together for weeks. With a $3600.00 first place purse, should be interesting.

I've heard and read that some teams are sponsored for this event. We are on a shoe string budget. A family affair. I won't beg, but help would be good.

Tonight is grass polo, at the same spot. 16th street and Colter. We will play/practice our last time Sunday at the tennis court, Monarch Apt in Tempe, 4pm till dark.