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this aint my first bike rodeo

May 25, 2014

 

strapped junior and junior-junior into the bike trailer yesterday and for the first time ever attached it to my bike and took them to Judkins to swing on some swings and eat some raisins in the grass. we heard some whistles and clacking and smacking in the distance and went to see what it was. I hoisted junior out of the trailer to peer over the boards so she could watch one or two minutes of bike polo while junior-junior kept slumping and slipping and slouching down in the trailer causing his helmet to cover his eyes and half his face but he couldn't see over the boards anyway then we went to another park and I thought about what used to be tennis courts and what used to be bike polo which for me was much like a campfire just something to sit around and stare at and drink beer but it never appealed to me as an activity more than kicking rocks or cross country skiing.

they were still "tennis" courts in 2009

bike polo in Seattle looked like this in 2005

the one and only time I tried playing bike polo was at this Magnuson Park goldsprint thingy years ago and that was enough for me


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steve said...

I think I did that once too,made me want to sign up for the draft afterwards.

Posted May 26, 2014 12:12 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder said...

I respect the athleticism and dedication of this bike polo thing and I find the specialized technology like the disc brake rotor guards interesting and amusing but I'd rather ride my bike in a relatively straight line to the dentist's office to get my teeth cleaned or maybe play tennis

Posted May 26, 2014 08:23 AM | Reply to this comment

pilder w asser said...

red keg cup

Posted May 30, 2014 03:25 AM | Reply to this comment

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