Monday, October 3, 2011

New Website

Jorge the Milkman has created a new community site for the HNL Bike Polo familia. We appreciate his hard work. Please direct yourself to the new site at

Monday, September 5, 2011


I haven't been as on it with updates and I apologize but polo is still going strong here in Honolulu. Jorge is still recovering from his accident. We are still putting together a bike for him so any and all help you can donate to the project is appreciated. In the mean time I do like these two photos that were taken recently. Oh and these dope wheel covers that were printed as prizes from the Broken Coconuts tourney by Jinxy . Thanks again Jinxy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Heal Up Milkman!

The Broken Coconut tourney went down well. It started a lil late but once it was under way it was unstoppable. The games got more intense as the day progressed. Congrats to team Tupperware for winning the tourney. One of greatest things I can say about playing polo in paradise isnt that we have some great sceneary with the ocean side courts and lush green mountains. No its the chill level headed people we meet and get the chance to share time with on and off the polo court. One of my favorite most chilled out dudes is Jorgie the Milkman and it pains me to say in the weeks following the Broken Coconut tourney, which Jorge played his heart out in and jumped ten polo bikes in a single bound while sober, Jorge suffered some trauma when he was struck by a truck riding home from polo. I wont go into any more detail about it but I couldnt not let the world know in some manner. I know his commuter was stolen a while back and now his polo steed is twisted up in an evidence closet somwhere. If any and all are willing you can contact me or any other HNL polo head and we are starting a fund to get Jorge back on a bike by the time he bounces back from the string of shitty luck he has had these past few months. Jorge we love you and hope to see you back on the polo courts soon hombre.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Broken Coconut Tournament

Here it is the flyer for the tourney. The rules for even will be followed as listed in the rule section of this blog. If you have any questions or a team let me know and Ill add it to the roster. This event will take place on August 14 2011 at Hawaii Kai Hockey Rink. It will be bracket style tournament. Plan for teams to check in at 8:30 day of the event and we can launch once all have checked in. I will add more sponsors as they come in. Need more info or housing for out of towners email me.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Be There!

Schwenkster put together a great idea. Beach bbq and polo thats how we should be doing it in Honolulu on the weekly. Glad this is going down while Elijah and Alea are here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Randoms: Polo mayhem

I haven't updated in a while and I apologize but I wrecked my ankle last night at polo and can't even stand on it so here I am at the computer sitting. I wasn't able to attend aloha sunday this past weekend where a 5 team round robin style mini tourney took place. I was however able to attend last weds where I bent my fork, which Jai replaced with his own handbuilt beefy fork. I swear to god the fork weighs five punds but my janky bike has never felt sturdier. We have had a couple of the H-bomb gravity bike guys come out. Jordan came out a couple weeks ago and played polo until my polo fork gave out then he and I hit round top on mini bikes. All in all polo is continuing to grow and thrive and intermingle with people from all aspects of the cycling community in Honolulu.

Aloha Sunday flicks courtesy of Micheal Schwenke

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Break Away 100

Polo is going down at the race tomm. Schwenke is one of the event coordinators and a bunch of the polo guys are in the race. The details are below so head out to Barbers point and have some race fun and bbq followed by polo.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mr. Americana goes to France? BBQ

Come out this Sunday (5/15/11) and help us send off Mr. Americana himself Clark as he goes off for a month to France. Bring drinks(most of us prefer beer), food, positive vibes, music, a donkey show, or anything else you see fit as a goodbye to Clark.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Finally an Update

Here are some random photos just to let you know polo is still thriving in Hawaii. Clark helped some kids fix a flat like the good guy he is this past week. When its sunny we play, when its dark we play, when it rains we still play. Ill be better about updates...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Speed Play: Bike Dodge Ball

Here is a quick speedplay edit of the dodge ball event. I have been pretty lazy as of lately but I did manage to put this quickie edit together.

Bike Dodge ball from HNL BIke Polo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bike Dodge ball

Matt Ching aka Pedal Piff conjured this idea up a while back and told me about it. Im stoked its here finally. I think the status is obvious...while on a bike dodge the ball or hit another person with the ball. Same rules as dodge ball but on bikes kids. Come out this Weds it'll go down at 5pm at Makiki park and continue in between polo pickups till no ne is left riding a bike. Eilif spent his vacation nights doodling up this dope poster for the event. Come check it out it'll be a great time.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Farewell: to Rob

This Sunday (3/27) will be Robs last day out here. He will be on a plane during normal polo hours for Sundays so we are bumping this Sundays start time to 2pm. As always it will be at Makiki. Hope every one can make it. Rob will be missed on the polo courts out here for sure as he is always full of positive vibes, smiles, laughter, and broken chainrings. Rob whatever the new endeaveur is I wish you the best of luck and look forward to playing polo with you again somewhere in the poloverse.

Rob will show up looking something like this...

Our mission is to send him on a plane beaten adn drunk...somewhat like this...

Send me your footage of HNL Bike Polo

Polo has continued to grow and thrive in paradise. I apologize for the lack of photos on the blog as my camera has been busy filming for another polo related project so it contains less footage that is able to be shown at this time. If your at the polo court with a camera and your shooting or filming between games and want it up on the blog feel free to send them to me or drop me a disc or thumb drive at pickup games. I would be glad to get more imagery of our thriving scene on here again.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Randoms: Polo Chanti Town

As off late due to terrible weather we have indeed been turning our spot on the courts into a chanti town esque establishment. Tarps draped over a single bench with the watering hole placed next to it and bbq grills come into the picture as we get hungry. Here is a flick taken of said moments. Its not the best picture as the watering hole was running low by this point. Now get your polo bike and show up tonight!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Media: Honolulu Magazine Son!

I arrive home today after a long days work, tired from lack of sleep due to last nights wind storm. I go to the fridge and reach for a cold pint of "Japans oldest beer" I say "Wassup?" to the mutt and take a sat. On the counter I see in the stack of bills an issue of Honolulu Magazine. HNL Bike polo has not had very much media attention and we are all pretty stoked that we got some publicity via Honolulu's most widely read magazine. I personally enjoyed the article it touches on polo history of the world for a second and then brings it back to our growing thriving scene in Honolulu. In the one page layout you'll find two of our (insert an adjective of your own that accurately depicts these scoundrels) Mowgli and Josh as they battle for control. A visual walk through of the gear is at the bottom of the page. Either way you should cop your copy.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quickie: Clark VS Josh

Between classes today I was working on some video editing for another project when I came across a clip from this weekend. I was becoming bored with the project I was working on due to lack of material so I decided to take a 5 minute break and put this quickie together instead. A funny note about the song choice is that I'm pretty sure this is infact how Clark got his scratch on his nose that day. This past Weds polo went all night long, I bailed at 10pm and games continued on. Everybody has been becoming more dedicated to showing up and playing more polo. Various people who haven't shown face for a while are coming back out of the wood work which is nice. Im stoked on having polo offically being set twice a week. THe video doesn't glitch on my computer but it does via vimeo for some reason. I really wish we caught this crash better.

Clark VS Josh from HNL BIke Polo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Your Birthday Clark!

This past weekend involved one of our best polo celebrations yet. We helped celebrate Clarks birthday with some beer, cake, a pinata, and of course polo. Everybody had a great time as far as I could tell, but was I really a good judge of the matter? Possibly not. Keeping this one short and sweet here are some flicks from the celebration (Caution some may be offended by our cakes of choice) and come on out to WEDS POLO tomorrow 6pm at Makiki.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

DAB! Issue 1 is in

This past week I have missed the entire poloverse. While I was unable to show up to polo pickups both this past Sunday and last night (Weds) it was not in vain. I was visiting my nephew and making up missed school work due to a fuck up in my flight back home. While I spent hours in a laboratory last night knowing polo was going down on the court I couldnt help but catch my mind drifting from lab work to thoughts of polo. As the night drug on Eilif texted me to remind me of how detrimental school can sometimes be to my polo. As I arrived home last night just shy of 9p.m. I am ready for the the cold refreshing beer that is bountiful in the fridge. My girl points to the table. I see a rather large black envelope sitting on the table. After opening it my polo sadness for the evening weened away. The first issue of DAB is now in my posession. DAB is the first magazine in the U.S. if not the world souly dedicated to hardcourt bike polo. It hails from the streets of N.Y. where they have the pit, Bench Minor, and some of the toughest player out there. It is compiled from contributions from all over the U.S. In this issue we see from N.Y. to MKE to SF. I have 5 issues total in my possesion. You know how to get a hold of me if you want to pick one of em up with a HNL Polo sticker for the price of $5.50 each let me know.

Friday, February 18, 2011

More polo!

I haven't updated in a while, Ive been sick and over taken by this semester. We have been having a good amount of success holding polo twice a week lately. The day that seems to work the best is Weds. We have been playing at our usual spot at 6pm for three weeks now and the turn out while it started meek has turned into nothing short of our usual Sunday crowd. Hopefully we can keep this twice a week going. Id share pictures with you but our cameras have been set to video lately and it's all going towards a seperate project but while appear on the blog when the time comes.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rainy Winter Days and Weds Polo!

We have had some rainy weather this past week. It's our Hawaiian snow i guess and we can still play polo so not all is bad. Micheal shot some footage with his I phone which I hastley put together this week. We all hope Ariel is doing better, he was involved in a non-polo related eye injury this past weekend. We all hope to see him back on the polo court soon.
This is also short notice for the blog but we are playing polo tomorrow at Makiki our normal spot at 6pm. If you can make it show up for some polo. I got to most of the regulars through text but for those I dont have numbers for due to phone damage at polo a few weeks ago I hope you got the message for tomorrow through the grape vine.
In the mean time here is the quickie of rainy Hawaiian winter polo I put together. Lots of dropped mallets due to the wet grips and lack of aggression due to beer and rain I suppose...not to mention we had been playing for a few hours by this point...enjoy!

Honolulu Rainy Winter Days from HNL BIke Polo on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Polo on a Tuesday!

A bunch of us have been pushing now to try and solidify a weekday to play polo on. While we strived for Weds. they never seemed to come together. A bunch of us kicked around the idea of playing on Tuesday night this week and while there was a decent amount of people who said they could make it the numbers of those who actually showed were small. Enough showed up for 2v2 and we didn't let that deter our evening of polo. Nor did we let me fucking up lengthening of my chain. It took Clark, Josh, and I way to long to piece my chain back together in the dark. Cyrus you would have dis owned all of us, especially Clark, if you were there. Here are the few flicks I did manageto take.

Clark and Josh help with the mess of a chain I showed up with. Clarks face shows fustration.

Micheal scoring on an open goal

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Video

Big Mark has sent out all of the 1/8 inch mallet heads to trade out for the new ones. Hopefully Big Mark will get some of those new heads back in time for this next Sundays games. Here is a video my homie from Maekr Films put together of this past weeks mayhem. Im digging it. Hope you all enjoy it as well.

HNL Bike Polo by Maekr from HNL BIke Polo on Vimeo.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Polo Derby

So this week has been a rough one for polo. This month rather. We are running through mallet heads, shafts, forks, chainrings, and rims. The damaged goods are stacking tall these days. Fucking Danny was in for a couple and promptly off back to Cali after some beer, whiskey, and polo. It was good to have him back even if only for an hour or two. I didnt get to many flicks this week as there was another photogrpaher on the court. But here is a couple of broken pieces from my own collection.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rainy Games and Deadly Jousts

This past Sunday was a blast. It was great playing in the pouring rain for a game or two. No pictures of rainy games cause I wasn't trying to kill my camera. Cyrus showed up with the uni-cycle again which always makes for interesting polo matches, pretty uneven, but interesting. Ariel brought his new Eighth Inch mallet and it didnt last past the first joust. Eighth inch is rumoring a new sturdier compound being used for heads but I think the heads are heavy to begin with and because of that the shafts are made light and thin to make up for it. A stronger compound that weighed less would be better and up the thickness and sturdiness of the shaft. Thats just me.

Friday, January 7, 2011

More shafts in

From a friend up in Canada. I got 8 more shafts in today. Let me know if you need one and I can set you up. You know how to get ahold of me, wether its at the polo court, phone, or email...I can get a shaft to you if your in need.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First day of Polo in the New Year

This past Sunday was a great way to start of the New Year. Lots of old slackers and new faces showed up to start the new year with some polo. Rob tacoed a chainring riding into the court not even playing. Visiting Eilif came to represent for Corvallis playing with no chain at points in the day. Nates been coming more frequently and playing with an aerospoke like only a mad man would.