Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Marco... POLO!!

.: I had a really really long day.. Things breaking.. Things not working.. Things annoyed me.. All-in-all a realllllly long day.. So I pulled out the hammock and had a beer. That was great! Rested up a bit and then the best end of a day.. Went out to play some bike polo!!

.: I got to the school where it was going to happen and waited around till some peeps showed up.. Luke, the organizer and Emerit, the serious player and Jacob showed up and after introductions and briefly explaining the local rules we picked teams off we went...

.: A few things to know.. Bike polo is:
  1. a physical sport with a lot of purposefully putting yourself in the way of a speeding bike
  2. a crazy mental chess game of when to put yourself in harms way and when to go play goalie
  3. a demanding game of endurance as I just got home and can't feel my arms
  4. a game best played on a free wheel bike with your brake on the non-dominate hand (left in my case..) (I showed up with a fixie with a rightie brake.. suck)
.: It was a lot of fun! Total goals scored by me... zero... Total goals blocked by me... a couple.. Number of times I had to go and tag back in... I don't know the name of the number that high... Dang is it hard to switch directions that quickly and avoid getting smashed into or smashing into other peeps..

.: I'm so showing up next week for another beating!

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