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SpeedyPete

Member since Dec 2010 • Last active Nov 2012
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  • in Birmingham
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    Now THIS sounds like an ideal time to return the goalpost cones. Waheyy. Will try to get there (minus bike, that is)

  • in Birmingham
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    For Sale:

    Carrera Subway Zero - size M in Black. SIngleSpeed or Fixie swapover wheel. Tyres changed to Scwalbe Terra Cruiser, rear caliper changed to Avid Single Digit 6 (i think) and handlebars reduced by 2" overall.

    Fairly sturdy thing really, given it's a Halford jobby. Still in very good nick with only a few scratches. Has some provision for racks, a comfier seat and has an adjustable bottle cage. Back to standard ratio.

    £130 as is or +£10 to include original seat, smaller front sprocket and chain to suit and it goes on eBay in 24 hours. Cost £199 + £70 for the extra bits

    If i knew how to add a photo dagnabbit, i would. PM me if you're interested but i'm away for a week from tomorrow so replies may be slow.

    Cheers

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    Sarah .. Rob .. Lichfield has the most silky smooth grassy surface on which we can practice our Bowling skills, as long as you have the obligatory 'whites'. In 20+ years time we could be the undisputed champions. Fancy that? There's even a pub attached!

  • in Birmingham
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    Sunday 8th, Highgate 10am

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    I'm out but will try to return the cones at some point

  • in Birmingham
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    Rag Market. Is Brum famous for anything else?

  • in Birmingham
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    Dems the teams then, no ...

    Dan, Dan & Neil
    Fin, Chris & Stu (or Lucas)
    Andy, Matt & James

    It leaves about 6 people from which you might get one team regularly, that'll be tranced into polo submission in about a fortnight.

    I'm now in search of a good looking motorcyclist polo player, that's also hung like a horse, licks like a lesbian and writes wickedly funny remarks on these places. That'll be a good team that will.

  • in Birmingham
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    And for my twopenneth ...

    I'm a bit puzzled so i think i'd like to quote the 'fifth' for the time being. Its a good plan for creating 3 equally talented teams for general sessions but thereby sentences 5 people to eternal beatings.

    I'm also not sure that it'll do much to contribute to B'Hams domination of World Polo since the 3 best will rarely play with each other if the above become a rule / law / tradition / practice. Add to that the mixed levels of attendance, spurious commitment to tourny attendance and what not and it all becomes quite difficult to comment upon.

    It'll make 2/3rd of games more interesting certainly but as far as planning for tourny growth is concerned, maybe then change plans when you find out who is able to attend and prepare for the e.g. 6 weeks preceding it by having the top 3 confirmed attendees whop the ass of others.

    It seems to me that this suggestion is trying to cure many ills all at the same time - and i'm not convinced it will do.

    So there, lots of words, i don't think i made a decision but if i'm agreeing with what you asked, feel free to add my name to the list.

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    If by that you mean, did my vote reflect the end result accurately, yes it almost did actually, with only one individual swap-round at the top and one at the bottom end. Spooky.

    I'm not saying that the result is in any way not correct nor is it inaccurate, i just can do big addy ups in my otherwise empty head and some of the big changes are for the reasons mentioned elsewhere ... explained for the benefit of those who think it's flawed.

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    I like numbers too ...but only cos i spend a week a month trying to prove my bad numbers are actually better than someone else good numbers. It works 'cos i'm still getting paid \o/

    A practical test for the validity of the results would be to do this simple test when there are next a few folk about ....

    6 people play and the x people that watch, rank those playing, by committee discussion, into 1st to 6th. Then (probably) a different 3 (or so) will play next time round, and they get 'slotted' into the 'league' where the combined opinions deem accurate.

    This can be repeated as people are seived into their slots.

    And repeat agan, until you get bored doing it or someone breaks down in tears as they're having a bad day polo playing. It would however show up those whose opinions widely skew the end result ...i.e. in my other post using the fictitious Jess example as an example (sorry again luv) by having her voted in second position by one individual.

    It does jack-shit to promote better team playing nor does it give any guidance to indicate which 3 might play best, but if you're competitive enough to wonder where you fit in the league of buddies, it's possibly the fairest way.

    Reet - now i'm gonna go draw some graphs ... nothing to do with ^

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    Ermmm, the nice goals ... are they about the same length as a bike? If so, their transport could be a big hurdle to overcome i'd imagine. Could they be made connectable, all Meccano like? Or is that very question a tragedy for the workmanship that's gone into 'em?

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