Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
so far so good,hanging out & riding with robby, and also the trials for the worlds held at the the old vodafone arena was awsome to watch.
some nice films and an alley-cat is yet to come!
-many pics my san marco,present to myself, robbie, standless stand, wheel-up haha,trials for
worlds, digby @ work!
more to come
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
well, thanks for everyone coming down for the race, also to brad for the bbq; it was heaps of fun. night consisted of beer, racing, music,food, bike polo and happy humans. tom also finishing with a nice bent front fork was one highlight of the night. well done to brett for taking it out, i think everyone gave it all they had, also harry was smashing it, up in the leaders pack. pics for all, good day:
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Purposed Perth Bike Polo Rules
Apparently regulation court size is a single tennis court, we’ve been using a larger area so we can play 4 aside which seems to make a more tactical game. The goal on each end is marked by a 700c tyre.
No specific rules apply to the building of a polo bike.
The bicycle should be single-speed, either fixed or a free-wheel with a single rear brake
Riser bars or BMX handlebars are recommended. For safety, it is also stressed that handlebars should be shorter than 50cm.
• No time limit. First team to 5 wins.
• Teams consist of 4 players.
• The Mallet maybe held in either the right or left hand and must remain in the same hand for the entirety of the game: no switch hitters.
• To start the game or after a goal is scored, the ball is centred. A count-off of “1, 2, 3, GO!” is given, and teams sprint like hell from their goal line to try to take control of the ball before the other team does.
• The ball is ALWAYS IN PLAY unless a goal is scored.
• The living dead are not permitted to play, neither are the grateful dead.
• A goal is scored ONLY if an attacking player strikes the ball with the end of his/her mallet and the ball strikes the tyre. If the ball is hit with the flat side of the mallet the shot will NOT count and the play will continue.
• Mallet-to-mallet contact is permitted, as is “hooking” another player’s mallet.
• A player may throw their mallet in order to try to block a goal, just don’t kill anyone (and don’t throw mallets into wheels, “Simon”). Abandoned mallets may be smacked for six, this is encouraged.
• If a player touches the ground (“foot down”) then that player must touch the side of the court with their mallet before returning to play. The player may NOT contact the ball or any other player with his/her body or mallet until returning to play.
• Body-to-body contact is permitted, you can use your arms or shoulders to push (within reason), you may NOT grab or push with hands.
• An impartial judge is required in order to settle goal arguments, score and count in the start of the game. The judge is encouraged to wear a bikini and keep the esky full.