Sunday, April 6, 2008

only in new york... bike polo


i was walking around in LES (new york's Lower East Side) today with carrie, and encountered the coolest urbanized version of a sport i'd ever seen. men & women on bicycles playing polo with augmented metal canes... like the ones that visually impaired people use -- they affixed a metal piece to the end of it, as a "mallet" - and used a tennis ball. cones were set up as goals. gotta love the ingenuity!

3 comments:

Fenridal said...

See Please Here

Doug D said...

hardcourtbikepolo.com

Anonymous said...

sorry for two comments, but to be clear the mallets are ski poles cut to size with plastic gas pipe for heads. the ball is a Franklin street hockey ball and players are at The Pit every Sunday.