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Old 5th September 2012   #2451
Jess|e
I keep getting emailed the blog posts, can someone take me off as admin so I don't have to receive them... cheers!

James Black and I are now co-chairs of the LHBPA btw. whoop whoop.
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Old 5th September 2012   #2452
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A steady rise to power then Jess. Will you look kindly on us when your at the top?
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Old 5th September 2012   #2453
Jess|e
Ha! I've spent more time writing proposals and articles on polo this week than playing so far :( wahhhhhh.
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Old 5th September 2012   #2454
n3ildonor
 
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doomed to sit behind a laptop at tourneys now like JohnH?
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Old 5th September 2012   #2455
Jess|e
Nah, he's still the secretary ;) He loves that shit.
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Old 5th September 2012   #2456
EMM
Another rave review from my favourite critic
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Old 6th September 2012   #2457
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I keep getting emailed the blog posts, can someone take me off as admin so I don't have to receive them... cheers!
I think the easiest way to do it if you log in and delete your address from the account.
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Old 6th September 2012   #2458
danwentskiing
I've already done it, or think I have. Should be done now.
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Old 6th September 2012   #2459
Jess|e
Cheers guys, I didn't know my password anyway.
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Old 7th September 2012   #2460
danwentskiing
Any poloists interested in paying some squash at Birmingham Uni?

My missus works there so I can get a membership, and then you can play for 3.50 each time.

I'm keen to play once a week (maybe twice). I played fairly regularly for a few years, but stopped about two years ago, so was fairly rubbish and am now no doubt completely rubbish. So it's good to play me if you've never played before.

Squash is ace, and surely makes great cross training for polo...
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Old 8th September 2012   #2461
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Wolverhampton is go next sunday everyone, so keep it free.

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Hi Fin,

The 16th Sept is fine, we will book the court and confirm with you. How about 10am start if that suits you. We can feed everybody with a free b-b-q and drinks.

We may be able to field 2 amateur teams if that helps with numbers, we look forward to competing for the gold in bike polo.

Cheers

Simon Beech
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Old 8th September 2012   #2462
EMM
Sounds great Fin.
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Old 10th September 2012   #2463
EMM
someone's put our names all over the internet!

http://hardcourtbikepolo.org/polo/main/city/BIR.html

Might want to log in/sign up to change details @Fin, you and Andy are registered as Bristol players..
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Old 11th September 2012   #2464
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dscf1363.jpg

Fin's game face.
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Old 11th September 2012   #2465
EMM
stripped down my frame today ready for some new colours.. any suggestions?
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Old 11th September 2012   #2466
n3ildonor
 
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nice work! was it red underneath? perhaps leave it shiny bare metal?
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Old 11th September 2012   #2467
EMM
Yeah, but it all came off together. Did most of it by hand, but used an electric sander for some. Although it looks good bare, I think I want to do something special...for the practise.
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Old 12th September 2012   #2468
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i regretted not experimenting more with graphics when I did my polo frame. if i did it again I'd go for a simple design like on this merckx. Just need some masking tape and a selection of colours. So satisfying when you pull of the tape and see a perfect line...


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Old 12th September 2012   #2469
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By the way, you'll need to get rid of the remaining old paint round the lugs otherwise the new paint will flake off really easy and ruin your hard work
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Old 12th September 2012   #2470
EMM
Yeah, I've just ordered some Nutshell paint remover to get rid of the tricky bits.. love those colours on the merckx
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Old 12th September 2012   #2471
Stu F
 
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Eager to know how good that stripper is (wahey!). They've recently changed the ingredients in Nitromors so now it's well shit, as well as very expensive
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Old 12th September 2012   #2472
EMM
Worth reading for next sunday -

thanks for your support for the bike polo event on 16th. A few details you may find useful. As Simon says we'll be at the Bradmore Recreation Ground, Church Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 7ET. Event running from 10 - 2.00pm. In total, We have had about 20 youths come along to the sessions we have offered over the summer - i hope we can encourage them all to come out on Sunday (which we have worked on with invites/posters etc - but with youth no guarentees!!) It would be great if you could arrange some fun skills/drills that can introduce people to the skills and techniques of bike polo / bike control as well as demonstrate the fast paced game yourselves. Obviously playing a few games is the ultimate aim so there will be chance to do that - all very relaxed and fun based. One thing that i have to check out is health and safety stuff - council requests! We will be insisting on helemts as minimum. If you have any spare safety equipment that may be useful. Do you have a risk assessment that you can email to us? Also - does your association have its own insurance when doing these events? Again - if you can email me that it would be good. Any other issues let us know.

Fin are you able to reply to this? Or would you like me to?
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Old 12th September 2012   #2473
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Y.. love those colours on the merckx
Looks like one of your shellsuits.
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Old 12th September 2012   #2474
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Fin are you able to reply to this? Or would you like me to?
I'll respond.
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Old 12th September 2012   #2475
tomillsley
I got a litre of Nitromors (the old one) from B&Q for about 8 in the reduced bit.
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Old 18th September 2012   #2476
Stu F
 
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I'm after a Brooks saddle. Do any of the polo players/brum-to-berlin riders have one that they don't really use?
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Old 18th September 2012   #2478
n3ildonor
 
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What sort do you want Stu? Might have an old brown colt I'll sell you....
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Old 18th September 2012   #2479
Stu F
 
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Any of the more 'sporty' models really. Colt would be good mate. How much do you want for it?

How are you getting on with your blue Colt?
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Old 18th September 2012   #2480
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sold it!

the brown one is on claire's bike, i'll have word - i think she wants a turbo anyway.
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Old 19th September 2012   #2481
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OK, thanks. No rush
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Old 21st September 2012   #2482
EMM




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Old 21st September 2012   #2483
Hyper Allahdonor
 
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Wanna swap?

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Old 21st September 2012   #2484
Jess|e
Hi guys, could you tell me how many people were playing polo in Wolverhampton? Also if you have any new players in Birmingham? Have you taught any kids polo this year? Trying to do a UK player census and compile numbers of people introduced to the sport this year...
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Old 21st September 2012   #2485
Jess|e
Is it built up Fin?! Exciting!
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Old 21st September 2012   #2486
EMM
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Wanna swap?

beast
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Old 21st September 2012   #2487
n3ildonor
 
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Fin! Will it be ready on Sunday?
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Old 21st September 2012   #2488
Hyper Allahdonor
 
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I could do, buuuuuuuuuuuut, I'd rather wait until I get paid next week to get the right components.

I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

@Jess pm'd.
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Old 22nd September 2012   #2489
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If you've got some time this is pretty funny...

http://lancasterpolo.com/2012/09/20/...ous/#more-5413
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Old 24th September 2012   #2490
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Emm could you change the blog banner so it says 'weds 7pm'. ta.

gunj, you wanna put up a piece on your bike? I'm going to ask kat and andy if they'd be ok with us doing an mini q&a or something.

Might have another new person down soon too! Aiden via the blog.

I'm going to be chatting with the uni bike project soon, so hopefully arrange a demo day/evening.

Last edited by Hyper Allah; 24th September 2012 at 12:22.
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Old 24th September 2012   #2491
EMM
Done.
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Old 28th September 2012   #2492
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<3 EMM <3



from the Wolverhampton guys' facebook album!!!!

hype, yeah i'll do a bike story.
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Old 28th September 2012   #2493
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Old 5th October 2012   #2495
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B30 2HP Two course side by side, should be easy to board with space in the middle for refs (like ehbpc2012)???

Haven't scouted it out yet.
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Old 5th October 2012   #2496
danwentskiing
Worth checking out but I bet it'll be similar to most public tennis courts - a bit lumpy, lots of holes in the ground, floppy wire fencing etc etc.
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Old 6th October 2012   #2497
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Anyone interested in my pompino polo bike? 85% of a full bike needs chain, pedal, seatpost, saddle and brakes. 80
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Old 6th October 2012   #2498
danwentskiing
Claudbutler will, surely?
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Old 6th October 2012   #2499
n3ildonor
 
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Isn't it time you got something new Dan?
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Old 6th October 2012   #2500
claudbutler53
Dan's already spoken for me...
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