Thursday, December 30, 2010

Boxing Day

Boxing day was Dec. 26th and James and homie Rob were nice enough to put on an allecay named after the day . Props to Johnny O for overall first place for the race. It was well planned for polo in terms of day and time. The alleycat brought a bunch of new faces to watch and play. I think everyone had a great time. I enjoyed the race but did kill the polo steed. Mark Mizusawa supplied pictures from the day. For those who didnt make it here is what you missed.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Genghis Kahn Mallet Head

This thing is huge. The caps at the end were a quick fix to the problem I'm sure. Needless to say the end caps didn't hold up the best. I do however really like the recycled bike tube grip on the shaft. The head is huge and wouldn't be allowed in a tourney (but lets face it we aren't there yet so who cares) and it probably weighs more then Id like. This this looks like something Genghis Kahn himself would show up to a polo match with.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So we were short this week and need to build our numbers back up guys. Lets get a good strong turnout this coming week. Cyrus's polo bike got locked up by building maintance at the Kickstand so he showed up on his unicycle, yea he actually played polo on the unicycle. It was fun to attempt to ride in between games. Take note at the pictures Spencer showed up after he has been MIA, rumor has it Nate should be back out soon. For this week lets get back to straight polo and no shananigans. Get the numbers up have more then two teams for the day. Good old fashion beer and polo.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Needless to say I personally was disappointed not many showed up with costumes. Kudos to big Mark for your festive spirit and grimace mask and half ass kudos to Clark for your half ass seamen outfit. However it was still a fun, candyfilled, beer filled, polofilled day. Im sure it was a slow Sunday for polo as I saw a bunch of people out Sat night in Chinatown. Hope more people show up this coming week. In the meantime for those who didnt make it to the court on Halloween here are some shots...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Mayhem is on Sunday

Sundays suck for Halloween unless your wearing a costume on the polo court playing beer... Come out in costume if your not to hungover from Saturdays Halloween festivities. Then after polo go out again since your in costume already. No costume! no beer!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

My Day Back to Polo

So I finally made it back out to polo this past weekend. School has been killing me. Anywho Clark called me out on not updating and I think its because he likes the polo blog to be updated with stuff about here you go Clark...

Clark brought out his whip all modded out for polo. Its some crazy gearing like 24/22. His bike was fast and manueverable. Here he is showing it off...

it was short lived...between problems with lockrings and taking hits his bike did not hold up for the day, but his chainring did get the 21 gun salute with toy rifles...

Be on the look out I should have some HNL BikePolo swag soon...I hope. Sau sorry to here bout your mouth, and Rob your arm. Hope you both are back to tip top shape in no time.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What you missed on Labor Day Weekend.

There were shananagins and polo going down this past Sunday. Mowgli and Clark shuffled around the court doing leg overs, Ryan managed a "Lyan Tammer" on his cigarette, a Single Mickeys Ice was shared amongst way to many of us, oh and of course polo went down. In fact we seem to be growing. We damn near outnumbered the micronesian family(ies) that play volleyball on Sundays. While not everyone who shows up plays yet we will get them to one day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Updated flyers for Weds Polo

Here they are folks just revamped an older flyer as school is wrecking me already. If you wanna cop a grip of flyers to hand out or stick in locked up bikes as you come across them let me know and we can arrange something. Lets continue to spread the word and grow. I am disappointed that I cannot make Weds due to school and work schedules but trust that I am pushing to adjust these issues.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Polo on Weds NOW!

So we are making roots strong here. Polo is now on Weds at 5pm at makiki. I for one will say that I have already changed the "WHEN" page. I personally wish I could show but unfortunately school load is heavy this semester. This isnt to say I wont play on Weds but definately wont make it out every Weds. I hope everyone shows up and we continue to progress the foot print polo has in the cycling community of Hawaii. In the mean time Clark revamped his polo bike not only with the new front rim after last week. He also put a skull on the head tube fender status. Oh and by the request of Clark here is his crotch shot...yea Clark while your sarcasim was noted I still let the crotch shot happen...No Homo!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Broken Spokes

Its been a while I know. I have a bunch of projects going on right now. I assure you that some do include Polo. This past week Clark showed up with his "new" trusted steed...or rusted steed... It's nice to see other people building up polo specific rides. As I sit on the sidelines beer in hand and I watch the games go down It almost hurts me to see some of the bikes on the court get abused the way they do, although on the other hand Im taken back by the fact that dudes are willing to put their bikes on the line for a game of polo. Anywho Clarks rusty spokes didnt hold up for long. Dont worry Clark Ill make a McDonalds run get you a super sized wheel cover.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Makin News

This was brought to my attention this past Sunday. I like the fact that this article was written by a person who has absolutely no idea what bike polo is about or entails, not to mention a failed interpretation of a flyer for an American Holiday BBQ, as well as another article by a first timer who has gained more understanding from being on the court then looking at a website for five minutes. While you read the articles realize that one compares our bikes to noble steeds(probably not mine if he'd actually seen it), and the other says we earned good grades...While the later may be true for some of you it most certainly is not for me. Other then that yea we are a bunch of geeks on bikes with capes and who ever rips my cape first ill tell my dragon Kila to eat you...ask Rob she bit him. Anywho here is the articles link

Sunday, July 18, 2010


This is super late as the event starts in a few hours but yea come out if you havent heard about this event before.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Coverin them spokes...

After a couple weeks ago having this happen...

and finding this...

I fixed a few spokes, had the wheel re-trued, Rob threw me a tube, and then I decided to go get this...

so that my front wheel is now covered up something refreshing like this...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

1/8 inch mallet at 4th BBQ

Not that my opinion should influence anyone elses but I got to mess round with Mark's 1/8inch mallets and thought i'd write up on it. I like that they are capped, and I understand you can remove them, but I noticed with ends capped I saw less BJing. Although the groove in the center allows for some minor bj ability it does not allow players to shoot of a BJ which is good. It's actually against most leagues rules to shoot of a BJ (in fact most say if you BJ you must pass before a shot is taken) so in that sense I like them. They were built sturdy to those MKE shafts that Mark likes. When you strike the ball and the mallet head drags it has a clean hitting surface for better control of where the ball goes. I noticed the more the head on my mallet shaves the harder it is to control the ball in terms of shots due to the warpping of the small end. How ever at the end of the day 35+ shipping is steep for a mallet.

Thanks all who came out and participated in the 4th of July BBQ.

Even with a messed up hand Mark was killin smoke bombs, 40's, and cigarettes

Saturday, July 3, 2010

LA Times old News clipping

I just thought I'd share this with people as I was cruising the LA Times archive I found this.

Seems Everyone's Been Playing Bike Polo
July 12, 1991

I believe the kids of Malama Way, Honolulu, invented bicycle polo. Inspired by nighttime professional games at the old Honolulu Stadium in the 1950s, we adapted fat-tired Schwinns and Columbias to the purpose. We wore no spandex shorts. We played barefoot in the street without helmets. I have the scars to prove it.


here is your direct link for those who don't believe:

I also found a new mallet shaft from a different site. It is same amount of dough as an MKE and while it doesn't have a mainstream name like MKE backing it I can assure you that it comes from the respected bike polo community of the good ol' U S of A.

And for those who want to check it out visit...

Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July Potluck with Polo Mayhem

Come check it out at Makiki District park at 4pm as usual and bring something to contribute to the food, bring a bike, bring a mallet, bring some beer, bring the family, bring fireworks, bring some mayhem...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Races this weekend!

Im not normally the type to race but I did tell Sau Id post up so go to the races it will be fun Im sure.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Good to be back in Action

This past weekend was my first time playing in probably 3 weeks. It felt good! I saw a lot of new faces even though some didnt play they came to support...which is always appriciated. Id also like to welcome Boston to the polo family, child of our very own Cyrus and Nikki. Since this blog has been dead let the photos speak for HNL Polo staying alive...

Boston Baked Beans (Beaner)

Lots of face showing polo love these days

Travis scoring points

Monday, May 24, 2010

Before I leave for Vegas

Yesterdays turnout was fun, even after some of you participated in an alley cat, players showed up. Cyrus brought his polo bike which is one of the coolest I've seen here. More and more Im seeing people build up bikes for polo the more they comeout. Hopefully polo happens in Vegas for me and until then see you all next week at Makiki.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Back To the Drawing Board

This weekend turned into more of a discussion of how to continue gaining interest in polo and getting people to come out. I have always had the bet luck with fliers so I am resorting back to that, so there will be fliers claiming weekly games in a bunch of the bike shops in town. Continue to recruit riders any of you see out and about. I can even get fliers into your hands to hand out as well so we can reach a larger community of riders. We all seem to ride with different crowds during the week and what not, so if you want a small grip of fliers to hand out let me know and I will get em to you.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 16th

We areconfirmed to resume normal polo mayhen this weekend. Hope to see everyone there and then some. In the mean time you should hit up MKE twitter I hear they are giving a Bruiser to one person between the end of April and May. For those of you with twitter acounts check there twitter for details.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mothers Day Polo

Polo on moms day is a NO GO! It sucks i know but unfortunately the turn out will be small and no one is able to take goals and such...we resume polo mayhem next week.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday is on

So game today is on. Nate grabbed cones on Friday and should be there with em. As for the rain not so sure if it will stop. A little wet polo never hurt anyone. If there are any pics of todays stormy game send them my way.

Friday, April 30, 2010

This Sunday...

Someone needs to get goals from me either today or tommorow (Sat) as I will not be able to make it this Sunday for polo. I have a family engagement to attend. Sorry about the late notice but I only found out this morning. If you can meet me to grab the cones you know how to contact me.

Monday, April 26, 2010

MKE shafts hit Honolulu

A few flicks from yesterdays meet up. It was a come and go day. People showed up played their few rounds and left while more showed up. It kept for a good games and new players every so many games. John came at the camera with a nice goal. Sau jousted on my bike and then told me all the janky things about my bike...including the seat. Mark showed up with a "melt your face" orange MKE shaft that he scooped from Bens Cycles. It hasnt been cut so it is a little long for my liking but it was definately a strong sturdy feeling mallet.