Legit Bike Polo

the man to beat
April 15, 2009, 10:30 pm
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For all those in the throes of passion over that Volume frame, burn this man’s image onto your retinas.  He is the gatekeeper of first place at the ESPI 4 tournament.  If you do manage to somehow get past him on some sick breakaway, you’ll have to then deal with Nick, and finally me, because I’ll probablybe sitting in the goal blocking all your shots on my team’s way up the tournament ladder.



Tragedy Strikes!
April 9, 2009, 10:27 pm
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It was a beautiful day here in Boston and I was concerned that the tennis players that have recently been deterred by coldness and rain would be back at it on my favorite after-work polo practice court.  However, when the park came into view, I realized that something great was no more.  No warning (except the huge Caterpillar machinery I saw this morning on the way to work…), no nothin, and in the blink of a 9 hour work day what I so dearly loved is now lost (until they lay new asphalt).


I thought all was truly lost until I cocked my head and noticed a giant empty parking lot on my right.  


Los Marcos Wheelcover
April 7, 2009, 8:31 pm
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From Los Marcostan comes … this epic wheelcover.  I would type more but my ring and pinkey finger on my left hand is seizing up for some odd reaons which is making it very difficult to type.  You’d think my braking fingers would be feeling the hurt if anything after hitting the ball around forever today, but … ok typing this is extremely uncomfortable…


Los Marcos Polos

And the heavenlight shineth
April 6, 2009, 8:34 pm
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Played a great many hours of polo here in Boston on Sunday.  Shot more video from the end of my mallet of the “down low and up close” variety.  The sun was low in the sky whilst I recorded the play, making for some great glare’d out frames.  All photos below are individual frames from the footage, which was shot on a Flip Mino HD.





Adam in New York
April 4, 2009, 7:16 pm
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Polo photos + Photoshop = …  pictures of Adam it seems.  If you want to talk about the parallels between polo and hockey, Adam’s your man.  If you don’t take well to criticism on the court, Adam’s not your man.



original photo – All photography that I post on this site is my own unless otherwise noted.  Due credit is given to other people’s work 

If photos aren’t enough for you, check out 4 minutes of pure Adam by Ken.  The double hawks have since been removed.

The Pit NYC
April 3, 2009, 8:07 pm
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New York has a damned sweet court, somewhat appropriately named The Pit.  Maybe if they sunk the whole thing down 100 ft and daylight only hit the asphalt at high noon it’d be a real pit, but alas… whatever.  I think a  lot of visitors and even few of the regulars ever look up when they’re there.  The whole court is surrounded by these great towering trees that have probably been there since the whole place was built.




More photos from tons of photographers on flickr’s The Pit at Chrystie and Broome group.

Open Bicycle – Espi Sponsor
April 1, 2009, 10:53 pm
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Zack and Joshua from Boston’s newest shop Open Bicycle are on board with the East Side Polo Invite 4!  Their shop is just down the street from our Somerville court which will be overflowing with polo’ers come Saturday May 2nd.  Their official grand opening (party!) is April 11th.  See their website for more information, or stop by the shop in Union Square!