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London Bike Polo Tournament 17th August 2008
2.06.08 by Buffalo Bill

Bicycle polo is fun. Bicycle polo is yet another activity that bicycle messengers can claim to have re-popularised, just like urban bike riding generally, fixies, Critical Mass, roller racing and Buckfast. Many of you already frequent the Sunday afternoon polo games at the Brick Lane court. Many more of you would enjoy it if you did. Fixie-riding messengers ought to be good at polo, having already mastered the two key bike polo skills of manoeuvering in a confined space, and drinking beer and riding.

And what better incentive could there be than the chance to win fabulous prizes, the acclamation of your peers and a Moving Target t-shirt? Yes, a polo tournament is happening August 17th. More details at the Brick Lane Bike Polo blog, or email Roxy to register.

Updated

The organisers have agreed to donate any profit to the London Courier Emergency Fund. Yet another reason to support the event!

  1. yeah hang out with hipsters


    — boo    2 June 2008, 12:53    #
  2. Meet the fakengers.


    — overdrive    2 June 2008, 13:40    #
  3. DARTS!


    — Jocky    2 June 2008, 13:48    #
  4. What should I wear?


    — Fakenger    2 June 2008, 14:31    #
  5. Can I use a sledgehammer?


    — N10    2 June 2008, 15:39    #
  6. To my horror I see I look like the bloke on the flyer.

    is this a good thing?


    — lock-ring-a-ding    2 June 2008, 23:21    #
  7. Err. Maybe you can claim copyright over the image? Or use it as an avatar?


    — Bill    2 June 2008, 23:31    #
  8. I’m gonna get a bike made out of polo mints.


    — messyanger    2 June 2008, 23:38    #
  9. i’m holding out for an event that i can actually participate in. let me know when the first annual sit with a beer and moan about your injuries festival starts.


    — papa44    3 June 2008, 10:20    #
  10. the organisers have agreed with who? themselves? are the LCEF sponsoring Polo now? how much are Red Bull pledging??


    — messyanger    3 June 2008, 11:24    #
  11. Roxyyy, you don’t have to put on the bike polo contest tonight
    those days are over
    you don’t have to sell your soul to that shight
    roxyyy, you don’t have to wear that hipster hoodie tonight
    ride the streets for money
    you dont care if it’s wrong or if it’s right

    roxyyy, you dont have to put on the bike polo shight
    roxyyy, you don’t have to put on the bike polo shight
    put on the bike polo shight, put on the bike polo shight blah blah bike fakenger gripe

    i loved bill since i knew him
    i wouldnt talk down to him
    i have to tell him just how i feel
    i won’t share him with another fakenger
    i know my mind is made up
    so put away your make up
    told you once i wont tell you again its a bad spoke card on fixed wheel look

    roxyyy blah rah yah


    — Sting    3 June 2008, 13:35    #
  12. I am the fakenger
    and i ride and i ride
    i ride through the citys backside
    i see the stars come out of bill’s arse
    yeah theyre bright in his hollow arse
    you know it looks so good tonight
    i am the fakenger
    i stay under my hoodie
    i look through my trendy rim horned glasses so bright
    i see the stars come out of bills arse again
    i see the bright and hollow sky
    over the citys a rip in bills bunghole
    and everything looks good tonight
    singin la la la la la-la-la la
    la la la la-la-la la
    la la la la-la-la la la-la
    get onto my fixed
    we’ll be the fakengers
    well ride through the city tonight
    see the bungholes ripped insides
    rah rah


    — Iggy Pop and the fakengers    3 June 2008, 13:45    #
  13. The LCEF is building nicely and slowly into something real and substantial right now.

    On that subject the latest brilliant initiative is to launch a range of Buffalo Bill dolls, the ‘My Little Buffalo Bill’ limited edition ‘gold’ collection. This will come complete with a full ‘exnenger’ wardrobe and accessories although we do need feedback as to which accessories might be most popular..


    — Dazzling    3 June 2008, 14:00    #
  14. Oi Daz will the Buffalo Bill doll have an off button?it would be so handy in real life no?


    — overdrive    3 June 2008, 14:07    #
  15. don’t give it any buttons. Just ‘eagle eyes’ and a drawstring which prompts a suitable exclamation. Like maybe ‘oi, get out of my way, roadhog!’ or ‘I’m the King of the Fakengers!’ or maybe ‘Use your bloody mirrors you simpering buffoon!’

    That and the brand-new/retro Timmy Mallet glasses in red and I’ll take a doll in each colour, cheers.


    — messyanger    3 June 2008, 15:19    #
  16. My partner’s got a really good idea for making dolls. His name’s Presuming Ed. His sister give him the idea. She got a doll on Christmas what pisses itself.

    Then you’ve got to change its drawers for it. Horrible really, but they’re like that, the little girls. So we’re going to make one that shits itself, as well.


    — ronnie d    3 June 2008, 15:29    #
  17. a la la la la-la-la la
    la la la la-la-la la
    la la la la-la-la la la-la


    — a Fakenger    4 June 2008, 06:06    #
  18. Plucked her eyebrows on the way
    Shaved her leg and then he was a she
    She says, hey babe, take a ride on the wild side
    Said, hey honey, take a ride on the wild side


    — one of the Fakengers    4 June 2008, 13:43    #
  19. If its free to enter, and all the sponsors are giving “support, friendship and prizes”, where exactly are they expecting to make a profit? Or are they donating Smeear to the LCEF?


    — self publicising bandwagon jumper    4 June 2008, 23:33    #
  20. Ouch!


    — overdrive    5 June 2008, 09:42    #
  21. Some helpful definitions from an on form BikeSnobNYC this week:

    Bike Culture: A social clique organized around a certain style of bicycle and clothing. Members identify one-another through recognition of certain inside jokes and by displaying certain labels and brands on their clothing and bicycles. Periodically members of the “bike culture” organize events which only peripherally involve riding. Such events include: art installations; film screenings; and sitting on their bicycles for as long as possible without putting their feet down. Ironically, one can ride or race a bicycle every day for years without ever becoming—or even meeting—a member of the bike culture. Then one day one might stop into a bar for a drink and suddenly encounter 20 or 30 of them.

    Bike Polo: A popular ironic social pastime for members of the bike culture who might otherwise opt for adult kickball except that it does not allow them to be close enough to their bikes. In New York City, bike polo is played in a Chinatown playground, which has resulted in exchanges like the following in many of the local homes:

    Mom: Hi, son. What are you doing home so soon? You finished all your homework so I said you could go play with your friends.

    Son: Yes, but when we got there a bunch of big kids was already there. They said we couldn’t play because they were there first.

    Mom: Big kids? How old were they?

    Son: I’d say mid-20s to early 30s. They were playing hockey on their bicycles.

    Mom: Those don’t sound like kids to me. You should have told them the playground is for children.

    Son: We did, and they said they’d be done around 10 or 11 and we could play after that. We explained that was past our bedtime, and they said too bad, they all had graphic design jobs to get to the next morning too. But they did say if we got there at the same time tomorrow we could do “odds-evens” for it. They also said we could play if we wanted, but it looked really stupid.


    Jack    5 June 2008, 10:09    #
  22. rrrrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuuuuuuuddddddddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeeeee bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwoooooooooyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


    — ronnie d    7 June 2008, 00:47    #
  23. keine ahnung, ob das durchgeht…


    — caroline    3 December 2008, 13:54    #
  24. Vorsprung durch Technik,nein?


    — overdrive    3 December 2008, 15:41    #
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