If you are unfamiliar with Alan Partridge, (no, he’s not part of the classic 70’s TV show The Partridge Family) he is a fictional radio and television host played by the iconic comedian Steven Coogan. Partridge’s antics have been splitting sides for decades and now, thanks to Andrew “Chan” McRae, Partridge has entered the Poloverse. Chan took some polo footage from 2011, dubbed Alan Partridge’s football (soccer for the Americans) commentary over it, and now a tsunami of laughter is about to unleash across the hardcourt interwebs.
Enjoy and share with your friends!
I was first exposed to Riding in Circles polo bikes in Geneva at the 2012 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. I instantly fell in love with the compact design and super clean welds of this Italian polo frame. Sadly enough, we don’t see too many Riding in Circles bikes in North America, so in the year following Geneva, the Riding in Circles frame slowly faded from my bike porn spank bank. That was until I arrived in Florida for the 2013 WHBPC and saw two-thirds of Call Me Daddy riding the sleek bikes that once filled my dreams. Upon coming home from Worlds, I did some perusing of the Riding in Circles Facebook page and discovered that they released a teaser video for their 2014 polo bike. If the bike is going to be half as cool as this video, then the poloverse is in for a real treat!
Check out the teaser video here:
Sorry to say, this article is not about the infamous bike polo product company. Womp, womp. Instead, we are advertising the bike polo documentary that was filmed last year in Colorado. A film crew followed the Durango, Colorado grass polo team, The MalletheadZ, as they headed to Denver, Colorado to compete in their first hardcourt bike polo competition.
After a summer of taking the film to festivals, yesterday director Tom Donley decided to post the documentary on his Vimeo page. Clocking in at 30:41, this short documentary is worth your time!
Check it out here:
What do you get when you mix bike polo, the teamwork of 1992 Dream Team, the shooting accuracy of an early 2000s Tiger Woods, and the synchronicity of migrating Canadian geese? You get Joey Halvorsen, Eric Kremin, and Brian Dillman in the manifestation known as The Beavers. After watching them nearly flawlessly dominate the North Americans, I knew that at the end of the WHBPC2013, that this would be the Year of the Beaver.
Check out this great highlight reel that Mr. Do threw together of our 2013 World Champions.
Mr. Do has made it easier for us to obsess over his videos. No longer do we have to Google search “Mr. Do Vimeo” and then be forced to fumble around on the ever failing Vimeo website. Thanks to Do, all we have to do is hit up his new website for all of our favorite Do productions. The new site can be found simply at mrdovideo.com.
Along with the new site and logo, Mr. Do promises us more. He says we can expect video updates WEEKLY! No more randomly updating his website in his free time. He is doing us a huge service and bringing us content on the regular. Everyone should shoot Do a ‘thank you’ message or email for his hardwork.
Also new to the site is a weekly polo segment called “Morning With Machine.” According to the website, “it is the definitive show about the players of Hardcourt Bike Polo; those who have made the sport and community what they are today.” The first webisode was put online today and features The Beavers.
Head over to the site, bookmark it on your browser and then get lost in the greatness that is Mr. Do Video.