on saturday, i went to watch matt and some friends practice bike polo.
now anything with "polo" in it usually calls to mind the wimpy, preppy white guy stereotype. but this is anything but that- it's actually pretty hardcore. you've got to ride around and maneuver your bike around 5 other bikes holding a mallet, and hit a ball. it's a lot harder than it sounds. people were crashing into each other and falling off their bikes all over the place!
i feel like these are just slightly different than the normal "biking" pictures you see on blogs (vintage dresses, no helmets, lipstick...)
by the pictures i took, you'd think the entire polo team consisted of hot girls :) it was actually 99% dudes, and these ladies are my friends.
it was a fun afternoon, and i was the only one there just to watch! i felt like a total cheerleader in my flouncy dress, holding my iced coffee, snapping pictures. but i had a beautiful time.
a rare picture of me with my bangs pulled back...
by the way, if any out there are interested in playing bike polo in nyc, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will hook you up!
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