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Old 9th December 2007   #1
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South London Bike Polo (Mon/Weds) - Newington Gardens SE1

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SOUTH LONDON BIKE POLO.

*NEW COURT ADDED!!!
check the thread to see the location.



We usually meet NEWINGTON but some times go to peckham multi story car park in the winter or on a rainy day. Last year we were freqeunting vauxhall park occasionally but haven't been back for ages.
Best thing to do is check the last couple of threads to see where we are playing any given week. Hope to see you there.

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Hi guys / gals not wishing to steal thunder from the beloved brick lane court but i figure there seems to be quite a few southerners knocking about on here. I'm in Herne Hill and i know there are a couple of brixton folk about. I wondered who might be up for playing / practising polo southstyle. I just can't get my arse up east sometimes and i'm also a bit shit at it, which probably frustrates those better players wanting to compete a little more. So who's up for some local polo? Brockwell park just came to mind because they have that disused basketball court by the cafe, but if you can think of anywhere else...?

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Old 9th December 2007   #2
danger joel
yeah, im shouth london and its a bit of a trek to go to brick lane so that would be really good. other places we could play polo... those courts in kennington park? possibly closer to those who live in camberwell?
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Old 9th December 2007   #3
RPM
yeah!

well up for drinking some beer and laughing at people trying to hit a ball with a stick whilst balancing on a bike, locally.
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Old 9th December 2007   #4
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kennington would be excellent for evenings too cause its floodlit, i work in oval too. Any idea how much a court id to book, I assume you have to pay for them?
and we have at least one crowd member too, excellent, so far its you joel versus me with rpm burping and ref'ing.
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Old 9th December 2007   #5
åsm
I'm with joel. I'm brixton way and willing to make a fool of myself. Kennington is quite busy in the evenings mind!
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Old 9th December 2007   #6
Ratboy
im in clapham and would be more than happy to play down south as soon as i get my fixed wheel that is
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Old 9th December 2007   #7
danger joel
okay then, things to do this week... find ot info about the courts, and try and make some polo equipment. if we could do it on a different day to sunday then people coul o to both. but that might defeat the point of having it in south london?
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Old 9th December 2007   #8
åsm
ummm damn i might miss this, am only in london for 2 days this week, then back in newcastle for the whole of christmas and maybe also new year :(. Let me know how you get on though joel!
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Old 9th December 2007   #9
ras
I would be down, but now need to get another bike, but good idea
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Old 9th December 2007   #10
danger joel
tbh i dont think theres much point starting it anytime soon, simply because of the rain and early nights. i hink it would deter people from coming and i dont think we would learn much, much better to wait till after the new year, not to far away, then start it fresh in 2008?
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Old 9th December 2007   #11
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i might come down.....you might even learn something:)
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Old 9th December 2007   #12
RPM
I already know everything there is to know about being a cunt

I wrote the book :P
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Old 9th December 2007   #13
åsm
and you're such a cunt you won't publish it :)
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Old 9th December 2007   #14
aidan
 
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i feel your taking advantage of the new me.....
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Old 9th December 2007   #15
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Brockwell park would be dope.

Count me in skoota for some southstyle axion.
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Old 9th December 2007   #16
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what about mallets?
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Old 9th December 2007   #17
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brockwell park is on the doorstep (am in Tulse Hill) so would be up for giving this a go when it is up and running.
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Old 9th December 2007   #18
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I work in Brixton so would be well up for an evening during the week. Maybe on the floodlit Kennington courts? The first evening could be making mallets.

Great idea skoota.
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Old 9th December 2007   #19
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excellent. list? regarding mallets, so i don't go over old ground what dosnt work: Dowling? Too shit? crutches...did anyone have success? is it ski poles or croquet the only success or are their other dark arts out there?
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Old 9th December 2007   #20
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at last, southside polo! well up for this, kennington would be great
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Old 10th December 2007   #21
MrSmyth
i'm up for watching while eating energy bars and stretching, i have no interest in partaking in a minority sport though
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Old 10th December 2007   #22
åsm
skipole + gaspipe + screw + lots of gooey orange nondescript adhesive = mallet.

list:

1. skoota
2. safety joel
3. asm after christmas only though...
4. jonny
5. aidan
6. andyf
7. flatlander
8. clefty
9. ratboy
10. ras - can borrow my bike and have at least 1 free beer due to bike-related misfortune

Cheerleaders/coaches:

1. RPM
2. MrSmith
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Old 10th December 2007   #23
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list:

1. skoota
2. safety joel
3. asm after christmas only though...
4. jonny
5. aidan
6. andyf
7. flatlander
8. clefty
9. ratboy
10. ras - can borrow my bike and have at least 1 free beer due to bike-related misfortune

Cheerleaders/coaches:

1. RPM
2. MrSmith
3. Tris
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Old 10th December 2007   #24
RPM
if it was in Brixton, I'd ride my jump bike and play. but not going to be doing much riding of any sort until into next year
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Old 10th December 2007   #25
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i am defin in clefty - we can show the boys are AMAZING NEW skills : (
What night are you thinking???
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Old 10th December 2007   #26
EM
 
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1. skoota
2. safety joel
3. asm after christmas only though...
4. jonny
5. aidan
6. andyf
7. flatlander
8. clefty
9. ratboy
10. ras - can borrow my bike and have at least 1 free beer due to bike-related misfortune
11. Em ; )
Cheerleaders/coaches:

1. RPM
2. MrSmith
3. Tris
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Old 10th December 2007   #27
Momentum
I'd be up for this. I reckon Brocky park would be ace as it's a) about 100m from my flat, b) next to a cafe with tea and cake and c) there's a minature railway nearby. Could do weekends instead of evenings if lighting is a pboblem. Could also play on the old gravel football pitches near the lido for some mad max, gravel rash polo action.
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Old 10th December 2007   #28
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I'd love to do wednesdays, smack bang in the middle of the week. but open to discussion, i figure tuesdays are TC right? and ;)...i want to see those excellent skills too, i'm loving the 'estelleystand'. ;) Sorry stelle...hows the ribs?
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Old 10th December 2007   #29
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A midweeker sounds pritty good to me.
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Old 10th December 2007   #30
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Weds or Thurs would be good as yes, TC day is Tues, dunno about brocky park tho - but maybe i'm just lazy..
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Old 10th December 2007   #31
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It's a mutiny!
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Old 10th December 2007   #32
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Christ, given that the park is spitting distance from me, I can't not turn up when its sorted...
Who did i see on Friday night, getting annoyed with the traffic on Half Moon lane - black pursuit frame and pink deep v's?
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Old 10th December 2007   #33
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snowy_again:Christ, given that the park is spitting distance from me, I can't not turn up when its sorted...
Who did i see on Friday night, getting annoyed with the traffic on Half Moon lane - black pursuit frame and pink deep v's?
Ha! that be me, was I annoyed...that HML Junction does doo my head in tho particulary when I just quit the cigs,urrrgh!

...were you on the road bike waiting the lights?
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Old 10th December 2007   #34
dt
i'm in!
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Old 10th December 2007   #35
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brockwell park probs won't be any good at night, but i'll have a scout around kennington/oval today and see what turns up, otherwise their are football pitches on ferndale rd, (that we'd have to book)
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Old 10th December 2007   #36
prototype
easy! i thought brockwell was somewhere near crystal palace or something. if it's only near brixton then i;m in as well.

list:

1. skoota
2. safety joel
3. asm after christmas only though...
4. jonny
5. aidan
6. andyf
7. flatlander
8. clefty
9. ratboy
10. ras - can borrow my bike and have at least 1 free beer due to bike-related misfortune
11. Prototype

Cheerleaders/coaches:

1. RPM
2. MrSmith
3. Tris
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Old 10th December 2007   #37
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^This place could tie us over...? I ride Flatland there occasionally, never have any bother!
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Old 10th December 2007   #38
Coaster
 
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Might need a few spare balls though, as it's on the top deck of a multi-storey :)
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Old 10th December 2007   #39
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looks promising, where is it dude?
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Old 10th December 2007   #40
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thats the shizzle, is that the carpark by brixton rec?
if it is we could get mallets and group sorted for weds?
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Old 10th December 2007   #41
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jumpers for goalposts?
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Old 10th December 2007   #42
EM
 
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i say thursday?????
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Old 10th December 2007   #43
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Peckham high St, behind the Cinema.
I dont think we can be choosey...Somewhere to hone the skills init.
It's well lit and pretty quiet in the eves.
I know a couple of other places but this joint seems fav to me so far...
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Old 10th December 2007   #44
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[quote] Flatlander:
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Ha! that be me, was I annoyed...that HML Junction does doo my head in tho particulary when I just quit the cigs,urrrgh!

...were you on the road bike waiting the lights?
Nah, i was stumbling around drunk having started drinking early that day.

There's netball courts up at Oval, but you need to pay for them (although they do come with lights), they're not that keen on people riding bikes on them though. Brockwell's only a five minute ride from Brixton. Trinity Gardens or that posh square in Kennington where people play boule, could be other choices. Both have pubs attached!
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Old 10th December 2007   #45
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skoota:jumpers for goalposts?
yeah but I wouldn't bring your best Pringle!
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Old 10th December 2007   #46
Momentum
The gates at Brockwell all get closed at sunset and it's completely unlit so evenings might not be great there. Multi storey car park would have the added advantage of being dry in this constant pissing rain.
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Old 10th December 2007   #47
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nah, the gates by the lido are open until 10.30 cos of the new poncey gym. but the carpark does at least have lights and a roof...
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Old 10th December 2007   #48
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Momentum:The gates at Brockwell all get closed at sunset and it's completely unlit so evenings might not be great there. Multi storey car park would have the added advantage of being dry in this constant pissing rain.
and Bar story is only round the corner!



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Old 10th December 2007   #49
glow
def should be a different day to east end polo.. a weeknight would be good.. im in, peckham spot looks wicked
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Old 10th December 2007   #50
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if it's peckham spot i'm in!
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