Legit Bike Polo

Current Pursuits
September 15, 2010, 1:06 am
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Hey all bike polo’ers,

I have let this site lay dormant for over a year now and I am not currently making, selling, or otherwise distributing mallets or other physical polo goods. Rather, I have dedicated the majority of my free time to photography and related educational pursuits. Daily photos with commentary at www.gustavhoiland.com

The following are links to PDF files containing collections of photos from recent bike polo tournaments. View them in your browser or download for keeps!

ESPI 5 – Brooklyn, NYC June 2010

NAHBPC – Madison, WI July 2010 (Large 10mb)

NAHBPC – Madison, WI July 2010 (Small 4mb)

Additional one-off shots on my blog under the bike polo category, here

Single Polo Photos – Gustav Hoiland Photo Blog

ESPI 4 Quick Wrap-Up
May 3, 2009, 9:47 pm
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It’s all over, and nobody died, and it all went good good good.  Tons of photos and links to even more will be on here in the coming days.  35 teams from roughly 25 states and provinces played, and the winners are…

1st PLACE – EAST VAN – Seabass, Rory, Pieter


2nd PLACE – MILWAUKEE – Kremin, Brian, Joe


3rd PLACE – RUNNING ON DREAMS – NYC – Doug, Zach, Paul


Pics from Saturday
May 3, 2009, 7:43 am
Filed under: ESPI 4 MAY 2-3

Just got an email from my polo media correspondent, and we have visual evidence that something happened yesterday.  PICTURES HERE


See Kaiko’s flickr page HERE

May 2, 2009, 11:13 pm
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Saturday was awesome, got the 16 top teams sorted out of a field of 35 total.  Double elimination tomorrow startin’ at 11am, goin til about 7 perhaps.

  • East Van
  • Madison
  • Ottawa A
  • RVA
  • Ottawa B
  • Chombo NYC
  • Boston 2
  • Johnny Midwest NYC
  • NYC (Dougpaulzach)
  • MKE
  • Philly
  • Seattle 1
  • Seattle 2
  • Boston 1
  • MurderCake (Charlie Brian Jeremy pcola/cleveland/chicago)
  • LA

April 30, 2009, 10:28 pm
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Registration goodness should start around high noon tomorrow at the Allston court. (Click for map)  All teams must be registered by Friday night, and paid up if possible since our fee collectors don’t work weekends… ok that’s not true because that’s me and I”ll be around… but still folks, make it easy on me!  Teams will get a call from the organizers Friday night with info on what bracket they’re scheduled to be in on Saturday.  AM bracket starts at 10:00AM – and showing up late will cost you valuable game time… and probably irk dah organizers.

$60 cash per team, gets you into the tournament, shirts, and other goodness.

Seattle, Vancouver, Sarasota, and Pensacola were all in town Thursday night for some straight up pickup at the Allston court.


Maps maps maps
April 30, 2009, 6:48 am
Filed under: ESPI 4 MAY 2-3

It appears that a lot of people have been missing the link to the ESPI map.  Sliiiiightly concerned ’cause it’s pasted all over the Schedule page – so if you haven’t looked that over yet please do!  The more familiar everyone is with how this tournament is to be run the more beautifully it’ll all go.





The map should start fully zoomed in on the main tournament court in Allston.  The second biggest point of interest is the second location on the list on the left, “Conway Park.”  This is the second tournament court.

All teams will be contacted Friday night, probably quite late (but not into the wee hours), and informed with where and when their team will be playing.  It is the team’s responsibility to show up at their assigned court on time so that we can get the show on the road!  If I don’t have any contact info for your team, pleaaaaase email me at gus@legitbikepolo.com with at least one of your phone numbers.

Ok ok ok ok, ’nuff whining.  Here’s Nick doing a wheelie with a finger in his nose.


eighth inch dot com hops on the espi bandwagon
April 28, 2009, 10:15 pm
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eighthinch.com sent a box full’o goodies for all ESPI’ers to enjoy.  Check out their site for all things fixed gear – including 1:9 scale track bikes!  

eighth_inch is sponsoring the ESPI bike polo tournament

Nix Trix
April 27, 2009, 8:32 pm
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Watch out for Nick at the ESPIs.  He might drop his mallet, kick out his leg, turn your right eye’s vision black and white, apply minor burning, throw in some motion blur and layermask himself into sharpness.  That’s how good this kid is on a bike.


click image for huge – might make some sense of the above rambling…

Partly Cloudy on the East Coast
April 26, 2009, 9:08 pm
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Hopefully none of you other East Coasters got stuck with the thunderstorms that were in the neighborhood.  According my soothsaying friend weather.com, there’s a half chance of beautiful refreshing water falling from the heavens during the upcoming ESPI tournament.  Jav believes we’ll have light showers Saturday morning that will taper off by noon, giving us glorious polo conditions while keeping the basketball players off the pick-up court.  


One Week One Week One Week
April 25, 2009, 7:58 pm
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The ESPI4 is fast approaching… so feast your eyes on this goal… Think of a way to get a little ball through there.