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...