May 16, 2012

bike polo

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!

brooklyn bike polo
brooklyn bike polo
brooklyn bike polo

i feel like these are just slightly different than the normal "biking" pictures you see on blogs (vintage dresses, no helmets, lipstick...)


molly bike polo

brooklyn bike polo michelle

brooklyn bike polo


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.


brooklyn bike polo 3

brooklyn bike polo


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...

chantilly



by the way, if any out there are interested in playing bike polo in nyc, email nycbikepolo666@gmail.com, and they will hook you up!

xx

chantilly

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12 comments

  1. oh YES!!!! where do you live? (sorry is that a weird question?) Bike polo is huge here in austin and I used to play when I was in college in San Marcos (I never got good enough to play in austin though). BUT it is SO fun!!! I'm glad you got these awesome shots of the game!

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  2. not nosy :) i live in brooklyn, and i feel like it's a hidden subculture here. the first time i heard about it was through our friend jeff. he's been doing it for awhile, and invited matt to come. it looks really hard! and not to be a total girl but... i'm scared to try :)

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  3. How cool! I really wish I had a blog, so many fun things to do with one. :) Lovely photos! Makes me miss summers in nyc.

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  4. I have some friends who play bike polo and it's a tough sport! It's kind of crazy! Also, though, I love these photos of bikers way more than the classic fashion blogger bike pictures. Mostly because they include helmets. :-)
    C Marcia (Sequins)

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  5. How very very cool! Boring ol' Jacksonville doesn't have anything as neat. I would've been standing next to you with my iced coffee or iced chai tea in my flouncy dress :) My bangs would've been pulled back too probably! :p

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  6. PS - you look lovely with your bangs back!

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  7. Hi, Chantilly! How have you been? I feel like I haven't been here for too long!

    LOOOVE that photo of you! And bike polo sounds dangerous ... Well, I'm afraid to get on my bike after I was almost run over by a bus when I was in high school, haha. In Argentina polo is one of the most popular sports, but the one played on horses. So are rugby and soccer, sports people here don't care much about :/.

    Hope you're having an awesome week! ;D

    Hugs!

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  8. I never heard of bike polo, it seems to be such a cool sport! Ahaha the first thing that got to my mind was "a good alternative to normal polo for persons with allergies" because I'm allergic against all animals with fur or feathers, haha xD
    I love how you captured the action and calm moments in your photos, very good shots!

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  9. jenna- girl, i'd love to share an iced coffee w/ you at a bike polo match :) and thank you!

    miki- i'm with you, i'm too scared to even ride a bike down a city street, nevermind going full-force at another bike-polo-er

    carina- thank you! i got a lot of compliments on these photos, although i wish i got more action shots.

    x

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  10. My gf used to play polo. That game is hard core, and it's so fun to watch! :)

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  11. !~CHANTILLY~! Finally seeing this post -- SO LOVELY! You can certainly come watch anytime :D

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  12. also, hi! it's Kayleigh. Can you add the NYC polo email address in case anyone wants to come play sometime? nycbikepolo666@gmail.com thanks girl!!

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