Monday, August 25, 2014

Upcoming Events!!

ATXBPSC has some fun events coming up quick!!

September 21st, 2014: The Lingerace is BACK!! We are hosting the sexiest race in town to raise funds for our upcoming tournament! Check out the Lingerace Blog for more information!

November 1st and 2nd, 2014: ATXBPSC presents the Halloween Massacre-ade Ball III, a coed Bike Polo Tournament! 2 days of epic costumed competition! Hosted at the South Austin Recreation Center at 1100 Cumberland Rd. Come on out and watch! Games begin at 10am each day!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tournament Season is Upon Us!!

I'm finally finding some time to fill the internet in on a couple of our little trips!!

Many of you have been a part of our fundraising efforts.
If you didn't know, we were raising the fund to take 5 ATX gals to Vancouver, BC for the International Todos Chicas Ladies Army Tournament #5.
We went a couple of weekend ago and had an AMAZING time!
The standings of the ladies that traveled are as follows:
  • 7th Nietzsche's Peaches (chandel. ATX, sara Philly, Jill SEA) (2-way tie)
  • 9th TEXA$$A$$A$$A$$A$$ (Elise, Jasmine, Maureen ATX) (2-way tie)
  • 20th Binders of Women (Tiffanie CHI, Anne ATX, cara MTL) (3-way tie)
Complete standings for all 27 teams can be found here on the Podium website.
Links to pictures, videos, and all you could ever want to know about Ladies Army 5 can be found here on the LA5 Facebook page.

Vancouver is an incredibly beautiful city.
We had the most amazing view of the mountains from the tournament courts. 
The cycling infrastructure in Vancouver is superb. I wish Austin would take a few notes.
It was fun biking all over the terribly hilly city, even in the pouring rain at 3am going the wrong direction for 20 minutes (oops).
Despite the fact that it rained all day Sunday, we left with smiles on our faces, love in our hearts, future adventures on the horizon, and a boat load of new friends.
Honestly folks, when is somebody just gonna create Polobook.com...that's what we all use the internet for anyways AMIRITE???

This probably deserves it's own post but fuggit.

POLO AT THE BEACH!!!
Polo kids all over Texas went on down to Port Aransas for the 2nd Polo at the Beach Extravaganza.
We played hard and partied harder.
All I have to say is I LOVE TEXAS BIKE POLO!!
David Beck and the San Antonio crew (and everyone else who helped out) put on a stellar tournament.
I'm really proud of Texas Polo and our growth.
Let's keep it up y'all.

I don't have the complete standings for the tournament, but I think I can muster up the top three teams:

1. Texas TRILL (Isreal ATX, Drew ATX, Diego HOU)
2. SlayUL8R (Jazzhams ATX, Mulgrave ATX, Miguel, ATX)
3. Serpentine Slasher Squad (Rob ATX, David Beck SA, Alekos HOU)

I'm really digging the city mash up of teams we had at this tournament.
I hope to see all of you REAL fricken soon.
Oh and pictures from the tournament and debauchery can be seen here on the event's FB page.

ONE LAST THING
We've said goodbye to a couple players recently.
Chandel moved back to Toronto =(
Cedar went back to the Pacific Northwest, but he'll be back to pedicab the shit out of ACL in October.
We'll be welcoming Adylle from Houston with open arms in a couple weeks and saying adios to Arty as he ventures back to Wisconsin in July (luckily we still have an entire month to party with that dude before he takes off)

ONE LAST LAST THING
Our regional qualifier is being held in Denver in June (22nd and 23rd)
Good luck to all the Texas teams traveling for that one...wish I could make it!

LOVE YOU, MISS YOU, BYE!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Lingerace Was A Success!!!

As many of you know, Mo and I started the Lingerace a few years back as a way to raise funds for us gals to travel to Ladies Army II in NYC.
We are now in its 3rd year of life and we couldn't have asked for a more fun way to raise Ladies Army travel funds!
Check out the details over at lingeraceatx.blogspot.com for pictures, sponsor lists, and Gold Sprint finishing times!
Special thanks to all the traveling ladies that made this event happen: Chandel Bodner, Elise Fornell, Mo Grady, and Anne Linders, as well as Fast Folks, Cheer Up Charlies, and Gold Sprint'Em.
Huge Thanks to all of our Club Members that came out and supported us...Y'all ROCK!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

COME PLAY POLO WITH US!!

Today is our first official Newbie Polo Day.
We invite any and all who are interested in bike polo to come hang out with us, heckle, and give it a try.
We will have extra mallets, bikes, and snacks.
So grab a sixer and chill with us at Metz Park.
4/21 - 3pm until lights out!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lingerace Vol. 3 - ONE WEEK AWAY


Check out the blog for our Annual LingeRace!!
http://lingeraceatx.blogspot.com/


LingeRace Vol. 3
Presented by Fast Folks Cyclery and the Ladies of ATXBPSC:
The 3rd Annual Lingerace is upon us!
Get ready to dress down for one of Austin's sexiest bike races!

4:20pm - Race registration at
5:30pm - Race Start
7:00pm - Track Stand Competition
8:00pm - Gold Sprint Competition
all day - RAFFLE with awesome prizes from our sexy sponsors!

$5 gets you entrance into any/all events
free to spectate but I guarantee you'll want in on those raffle tickets!

This is a FUNdraiser to help the Ladies of Austin Tx Bike Polo travel to Vancouver, BC in May for Ladies Army 5.
We strive to make giving us money as FUN as possible XOXOXO!!!
Not to mention a bunch of hotties hanging out and riding bikes in their undies!

Hope to see your fine asses REAL soon!
more details coming soon!

SPONSORS:
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Black Sheep Lodge http://www.blacksheeplodge.com/
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Buzz Mill Coffee http://buzzmillcoffee.com/
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Fast Folks http://fastfolks.com/
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Halcyon http://www.halcyonaustin.com/
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Vixen Creations http://vixencreations.com/
Waterloo Cycles http://www.waterloocycles.com/

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ATXBPSC needs your help! 
There is currently an opportunity to piggyback on a project being developed by the city to possibly re-purpose a building that is part of the Holly Shores compound into a multi-use hard court covered surface. The next meeting for the Holly Shores Redevelopment Program is May 20th, 2013. We need to put in feedback on the draft master plan ASAP in order for our voice to be heard as well as those of other alternative amateur recreational sports. 
There is a SPECIFIC survey that needs to be filled out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QFgo8Oe_A9ioQOLUzhbDtRPz3azWTOQlzFzwgZQUF2U/viewform

You can find the Draft Master Plan here: http://austintexas.gov/hollyshoresmasterplan
 Below are my suggestions on how to answer all of the questions. Please take a moment of your time to fill out the survey and tell everyone you know that supports Austin Texas Bike Polo about it too. If you have connections to roller derby, hardcourt soccer, unicycle football, etc please get them to fill it out too. We need all the support we can get to hopefully make it into this project!

Which amenity, idea or concept is your favorite and why? *

I represent the Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club. We are an amateur alternative sports club that plays hardcourt bicycle polo. We support the re-alignment of the Holly Street wall to open up the space leading into Metz park. We currently play at the tennis/multi-purpose court and opening up the park would help us, as well as other amateur alternative sports clubs (i.e. roller derby, hardcourt soccor, street/roller hockey, unicycle football) gain more exposure within the community. We talked to Chris Yanez at the February meeting about our need to either update our current location or if there were any other options for us available in the redevelopment. He stated there was a building being considered for open-air and re-purposing for possibly a roller rink or multi-use, walled in, hard court surface. If this is the case, it would be a perfect opportunity to accommodate our club as well as these other clubs mentioned above.

What are the strengths of your favorite amenity, idea or concept? *
An enclosed, hard court, covered surface would not only provide and adequate constant use practice space, but could also serve as a special event location for tournaments, scrimmages, demonstrations, half-time shows. These events could bring exposure to the park as well as money in terms of rental fees. We currently rent out an alternative park for our tournaments, but it would be ideal to have a covered/maintained space for these events.

What are the weaknesses of your least favorite amenity, idea or concept? *
We are concerned with the projected solution to the current sewage small permeating Metz Park and community at large. I think it would benefit everyone if this issue was resolved.

Which area of the park is most in need of improvement? *
It seems the still waters (i.e. lagoon) could use improvement. We support the projected plan of opening up these waters to create more water flow.

What area of the park has the most impact for you and why? *
Metz Park and/or the proposed building to be converted impact us the most. We have played at various parks around the city, but only now have we found a park where we have developed a good relationship with the Community Center. We'd like to call this park our home, with adequate facilities to develop as strong players and as a club, to be able to compete among other top clubs around the world. We have volunteered with the community center and are interested in participating more in this effort and within the community. We are well known among the cycling community and this will only continue as our club continues to grow.

What is missing or what issue has not been addressed in the concept? *

The draft master plan did not mention re-purposing the old building into a multi-use hard court space. As stated earlier, we talked to Chris Yanez separately who mentioned this space to us.

Please provide general comments on the preliminary concept.
Overall the preliminary concept seems good. We support incorporating edible plants into the landscape, although we are confused in how this will work in conjunction with the local community garden.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Save the Date Coed Tourney wrap up!

The ATX SAVE THE DATE COED TOURNAMENT IS OVER!
Please check out the corresponding blog for all standings, awards, and photo info!

atxsavethedate.blogspot.com


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

been a while...

hey y'all it's been a while and we're all really glad you stuck around!

we have some new things in the works for 2013 and are excited to be underway!


we have an upcoming fabulous tournament put on by our ladies of atx bike polo, ATXBPSC presents: Save the Date Coed Tournament on March 2-3, 2013
Details can be found here: http://atxsavethedate.blogspot.com

we have some new court ideas and a parks and rec meeting coming up this month to hopefully help make our dream a reality!!!!


thank you for your continued support and we'll be updating this more often for sure!!!

also congrats to our ATX members that just went to Puerto Rico and competed! We have a 3rd place win, Andrew, a recent ex-pat from San Marcos, and Bob our local club rep did fairly well with a tie for 7th!!!

there were other texas club members there that did really well and i'm sure they all had a blast!
hopefully they all plan to continue the fun in Austin and make this March tourney the best!

 We're looking forward to the northern guests and know that the break in weather they're getting will be well worth the travel!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday Pick-up Blowin-up!


So this last Sunday August 6th was rad. San Antonio came up to play with us like they have the last few weekends, we had Wes from North Carolina in town and a brand new player on the court. With next game piles 3 games deep, the play was fun and competitive. Every game I feel like everyone playing had fun. There were fast games and passing games, shooting games and even new people games. A couple weekends ago we had Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and other places im sure im forgetting come and play. Till it rained nonstop at about 7 PM, that was just as much fun with games 4 and 5 piles deep. It makes me really glad to see that though Texas might be far from alot of other places, we keeps it real within the state. It looks like Houston is hosting pickup in College Station this upcoming Sunday August 12th and I hope to see as many people there, if not more. With one of the best courts in central Texas, CS always puts on a good show. All this pickup should also make our Texas Series of small in state 1 day tournaments more fun too, as we all have played against each other. Port Aransas on August 25th is the fist game of that series, with Denton on September 8th, Austin on October 6th and Houston having the final game on November 10th. See you all soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Reflections on the 2012 South East Championship


As I sit here with the last of my sunburn fading, I reminiscence on the South East Championships held in Fort Lauderdale a few weeks ago. What started out as a 10 hour ride to Mobile Alabama with fellow club member Rob, ended another 10 hours later after picking up AB on the way to the tournament. While 20 hours in the car can be...... rough, we had plenty to keep us occupied. When we arrived at the pickup courts at about 9, the lights went off as soon as we got our bikes together. Not a strong start, no pickup for us. We ended up meeting the other Texas players at our hotel at the Red Carpet Inn (excellent cheap hotel by the way) and partied at the Beach House where everyone else was Friday Night. 

Saturday began somewhat late we though, as we were all in the PM bracket. Arriving at the courts at Noon we figured the AM bracket would be well underway, but was only just beginning. While warming up with some pickup, I was put on my left shoulder and both wrists hard by a wild lefty. I didnt think it was so bad until I realized I had bruised a sunburn the next day. My playing wasnt affected and Edgar Allen Polo won 3 and tied 1 game, no losses. I took it Mucho Easy Saturday night with a grade A farmer tan from the sleveless cut off shirt I had to be cool and wear before donning my teams sweet sweet Camo jerseys.

Sunday started much more promptly, but as we had done well, my team had a buy first round. We then proceeded to lose our first game against the all Mobile team, because Brittany is a brick house in goal. Huff and puff as I might, only 1 goal was to be had and Mobile put 3 strong ones in on us. In the loser bracket we did quite well, proceeding to win our next 3 I believe until we faced Danny and Florida Bob's (as I will call him) team, the Funk Buddies. They got us 3 to 4 I believe and it was a hard fought battle. Edgar Allen Polo took home 5th overall right behind my fellow All Texas team Get It God Damn. 

The awards ceremony was the single most prizes Ive ever seen given out at a polo tournament and everyone got something. I got a sweet Chunk Qualified Polo Shirt, which is rad as all hell. Rob ended up winning a Mario frame and fork for being the crowds Most Sportsmanship guy, and he deserves the frame. A great time was had by all and  I for one am glad I spent 40 hours total in a car to come play polo and party with the South East region. See yall soon!

-Bob R

Monday, May 21, 2012

.... SEQ 12....



1st - ATL (Christopher, Eric ATL, Jason SEA)
2nd - D-Quads (Robert ATX, Tina, Kevin MOLO)
3rd - Funk Buddies (Danny MIA, Chris, Bob TLH)
4th - Get it god damn (kristina ATX, Diego, Alekos HOU)
5th - Edgar Allan Polo (Bob ATX, Tyler FTM, Seamus OXF)
5th - proud dog white (Bruce BLM, Shelley CHS, James MLJ)
7th - I don't know (hunter ATH, christi FTL)
7th - Polo Household (BritneyHill, justin, porch MOLO)
9th - SatchVag (Frederick CRG, Thomas JAX, Andy NIP)
9th - Rev 6:7-8 (Kyle ??, Tomohiko, Joseph TPA)
9th - Stay at Home Dads (Eric, Mark, Zack ATH)
9th - Solar Bears (travis GNV, Arnold, jimmy TLH)
13th - Rowdy Queens (Tiffany LEX, Emily, parker TPA)
13th - Buttery Discharge (Theo, Shea, James SAV)
13th - Cherri On Top (Nicholas, Jacob FTM, Cherri JAX)
13th - Philthy Florida (AB ??, James FTM, Marco Philly)
17th - Los Bori (rubenier, Jesus, gandul SJU)
17th - The Big Wieners (Stuart, Jonathan, Patrick ORL)
17th - Naptime (Robert, David, Zach FTM)
17th - Animal Tested (k FTL, Alix, Quinlan ORL)
17th - Tres Leches (Eric, Sergio, Chris MIA)
17th - Half Drunk Tactics (Miguel HOU, Jacques, Bernard MOLO)
17th - The Nads ! (Corey, Shaun CRG, oliver JAX)
17th - Pollos Locos (JJ JAX, Nick, Jeremy MIA)

.... SCC 12 ....


1st - Just Say MO (Nick, Charlie COMO, Ben STL)
2nd - Sea-Kings (chandel., Miguel ATX, Seabass SEA)
3rd - Barely Legal (kouyo, joey, Sterling SEA)
4th - The Heavy Hitters (Drew, Andre', Jason SEA)
5th - Knowing Your Rival (George COS, Brandon DEN, Jason PHX)
5th - Los Rebeldes (Jason ??, Robert, Pelon ATX)
7th - POLO-5-EVER (Duncan, Jared DEN, Peter LKS)
7th - Gunther's Revenge (Sarah, Brian LA, Davey TEM)
9th - Mucho Take It Easy (Bob ATX, Diego, Miguel HOU)
9th - JAGWOLVES (Maxxx, scooter SEA, Valley VAN)
9th - Tri Coast United (Zach ATX, donnie LA, Marco Philly)
9th - Starmaggedon (Gray, kristina ATX, machine SF)
13th - kick my head if you want (Elise, Maureen, Fabian ATX)
13th - Stew Pit (David, David, Art SAT)
13th - Larry and the HANDersons (Aaron COMO, Spencer, Malakai LKS)
13th - Pabst Smears (Nathan, Brandon, Dan LIT)
17th - Blind Dates (Kelli DEN, Adam MEM, Jean SAT)
17th - Peace, Love, and Polo (Jasmine, Cyrus, Michael ATX)
17th - Funkytown (Brian ??, Dylan DFW, Jeff FTW)
17th - Enter Witty/Mildly Offensive Team Name Here (Arthur, Josh ATX, Justin PDX)
17th - Power Bottom Brackets (Daniel, Adylle, Alekos HOU)
17th - Tulsa (Nic COMO, Stevenso, phillip TUL)
17th - Nay-Nate and the Left-handed Cyclops (Dan, Lembo, NayNate ATX)
17th - Borracho Beans (Lindsey HOU, Jesus SAT, Chris SMC)

Monday, February 13, 2012

South Central Championships 2012


Get ready folks, hopefully you've all registered and are getting your teams fine tuned to fight it out for the glory that comes with being the South Central Bike Polo Champions!!!

Just in case you didn't see this info already on the League of Bike Polo site here is the link!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Desert Polo Invite IV




1. The Guardians
2. Con Safos
3. Dark Horse
4. Gardeners
5. Portland Doug Firs
6. Grass Assault
7. Los Rebeldes - ATX
8. Portland United
9. Heavy Hitters
10. Beard Fear
11. Two and a Half Men
12. Space Raiders






Monday, January 9, 2012

South Central Championships! and other news! (edit)

Ok folks, it is official, the NA Hardcourt Bike Polo South Central Championships are going to be hosted in Austin Texas this year.  This is a Regional Qualifier for the North American Championships later this year, so get your team together, get training, and come ready to slay the damn court!  The dates are April 14-15th 7th-8th starting at 9am both days!!

There are only going to be 32 spots available for teams to register.  So this means you better be ready when registration opens up!  South Central Represent!

Just in case you didn't know who is in the SC region:  Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Mexico!  There are 29 clubs registered on the league of bike polo site in the SC region, surely we can fill this tourney up with regional players!?!

Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club Members:
We've done this in the past so I know it will work again, we need to design our poster, and since we have so many creative and artistic people in our club, it would be nice to have a poster design competition again.  Who's down?  All you need to do is draw/design something up and if it's voted as numero uno by the club, we will work to digitize it and make it web/poster/t-shirt worthy!

Since the tourney is in April we need to get a poster together soon!  So let's say by the end of the month we will all have submitted our designs and we can have a club meeting to vote on our favorite!  SO THE END OF JANUARY IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A POSTER!  WE CAN VOTE THE FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY!

On another note, January 25th is our clubs official birthday.  That falls on a Wednesday, so let's celebrate the Sunday before on the 22nd.   Last year we went and played at each of the courts we've played at since polo started in ATX.  This year we can do anything you all want, but let's do one thing for sure!  GROUP PICTURE!  It's always nice to get everyone together and have a nice group photo!  Any ideas on location or timing will be appreciated!  So start thinking about it!

3,2,1 go!

NOTE: THE DATE FOR THE SCC HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE FIRST WEEKEND IN APRIL ( 7TH AND 8TH) (YOU'RE WELCOME SCARY LARRY)