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First night on the polo court this year. Good times.

First night on the polo court this year. Good times.

We’re off for another polo session tonight. Just fitted my disk wheel to my new polo whip.

We’re off for another polo session tonight. Just fitted my disk wheel to my new polo whip.

Polo practice in the kitchen.

Polo practice in the kitchen.

Tonight we played another load of bike polo. There weren’t too many people in attendance so we played loads of games each. The evening involved a whole load of crashes & a couple of bike casualties too. We filmed some stuff on a GoPro so plan to make a little video with any decent footage captured.

Tonight we played another load of bike polo. There weren’t too many people in attendance so we played loads of games each. The evening involved a whole load of crashes & a couple of bike casualties too. We filmed some stuff on a GoPro so plan to make a little video with any decent footage captured.

Playin’ polo

Last night we decided to take part in a game or 3 of bike polo with our local MTB club The Black Canon Collective. They have decided to add polo to their roster of weekly bike related activities, and we fancied a go so headed on down to the concrete basketball court to see what it was all about.

Personally I thought that this polo-on-a-bike game would be hard to play, as I’m useless at pretty much any sport that isn’t riding a bike, especially those using some sort of stick/bat/pole, but luckily it wasn’t as hard as I thought. Learning to hit a ball was the hardest part, and remember to look up from the floor every now & again to prevent crashing into another player/the fence.

The format of the games were 10 minutes with 3-a-side teams, this is a good setup on a court of this size, and got the legs spinning as you sprinted up & down the court chasing the ball. Luckily there weren’t all that many crashes, and certainly no injuries, but definitely a whole lot of laughs.

We’re really keen to start playing polo a lot more regularly, and I’ve already started to put a bike together, although the big decision I have to make is whether I want to ride fixed or freewheel, last night I borrowed a bike with a freewheel, making it easier to cruise & not worry about pedalling, but fixed also appeals for major trackstand & backwards pedalling opportunities. Look out for lots more polo related banter on the blog from now on. We’re officially hooked!

This evening (after my 100 mile ride) we went to play bike polo for the first time. We’re hooked already & are already planning our team & practice sessions. Can’t wait to get my polo bike built up either! More on that later.

This evening (after my 100 mile ride) we went to play bike polo for the first time. We’re hooked already & are already planning our team & practice sessions. Can’t wait to get my polo bike built up either! More on that later.

Bike of the today. Tonight I’ve been mostly learning all about bike polo in preparation for my first attempt at it tomorrow. Strange looking bikes but some great ones too. This one is a looker.

Bike of the today. Tonight I’ve been mostly learning all about bike polo in preparation for my first attempt at it tomorrow. Strange looking bikes but some great ones too. This one is a looker.