Monday, April 28, 2008

Snapshot: Bike Polo!

Attack!

Almost...

Ooops!

/O.K.
Listening to while posting: Terje Rypdal - De slagferdige

11 comments:

LS said...

No gears! Or rather, one gear only! How many band aids are needed after a game?

O.K. said...

Even better, fixed gear and toe clips! :)

"How many band aids are needed after a game?"

Don't know, but I know I would use gloves.

LS said...

If you don't have gloves you can tape your hands up with band aids, about 50 of them for each hand, as protection. Are there goal posts? How do you know who won?

O.K. said...

They played on a small soccer field outside a school, so they used the soccer goals.

swedette said...

That's sooo cool! And I was just talking to someone about bike polo yesterday! He thought I should start a team. .

Another question for you today though - what is cabin fever in Swedish? I'm trying to write a letter in Swedish, and after eight years in the States, it's less then painless.

And speaking of pain, you can get a roll of white hockey tape for cheap to tape up your hands. We used it in Rugby, back in the day! Of course, ears still ripped, but it's all worth a try.

O.K. said...

I think this game was the birth of bike polo in Stockholm in modern times, thereof the use of croquet clubs.

How about "lappsjuka" as a translation of cabin fever? Should be close enough, right?

LS said...

Lappsjuka is definitely the same as cabin fever!

If you are really desperate you can use duct tape on your hands, as long as you don't every have to take it off :)

PP said...

Can't you just stick your mallet in the spokes of your opponent?

heh, heh, heh...

O.K. said...

You _could_ do that, but that could in turn lead to severe repercussions... ;)

swedette said...

Lappsjuka, thanks!

LS said...

For non-Swedes, Lappsjuka means literally "Sickness of the Laplanders"