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New Max Power Rotor Guard

December 7, 2014
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With numerous requests for a disk tab mounted rotor guard, Max Power pumped out this beauty. Made with 6mm aluminum, this rotor guard will fit any IS2000 forks, reguardless of dropout shape. There are only a few left, so send your 45€ (plus 7€ world wide shipping) to Max Power and never worry about getting your rotor bashed again! You can pick one up HERE!

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Fixcraft Europe is Here!

December 4, 2014
fixcraft europe

After they dominated the North American market, Fixcraft is looking to jump the Atlantic and have their hands at a whole new market. As of yesterday, they officially launched their Fixcraft Europe division and this means inexpensive bike polo gear for all hardcourt bike polo players in Europe.  If you’re a European looking for Fixcraft gear, hit up them up at www.Fixcraft.de.

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In Memory of Caleb Walker

December 3, 2014

Today, at 5:45 in the morning, Caleb Walker died as a result of a cancer he’s had in his body for a long, long time. At that time, 5:45, I was asleep or just waking up, and I’ve just now found out.

While Caleb–and indeed all of us–knew that this was coming down the line, it still is a surprise for me, and I’m having some difficulty processing it. It’s hard to think about and to know and accept.

Caleb is one of the newer members of our club. He started playing and loved the sport. He wasn’t the greatest (because he was so damn new, and because he had something in him that limited his balance and everything else), but he was so great to have around. He was one of the keenest shit-talkers and always willing to be helpful and caring about the rest of us.

About halfway through his time with us in the club, he went off of treatment and grew back some of his hair and a pretty good beard (the Walker clan grows good beards. It’s a fact). He was always happy. I remember we were lined up for a joust and I asked him how an event went (this guy started a foundation called A Week Away, which helps people with cancer and their families take time away from treatment/work with all expenses paid–giving them some sense of normalcy and joy) and he told me he’s so incredibly lucky to have the community, family, and friends that he has. And I agreed with him. I agreed with this guy who was dying of brain cancer that he had a good life. Because he did.

Caleb Walker was a joy to know and a good friend. He would have become a really strong polo player because, like all things, he put his whole self into the sport. He became part of our club as quick as you can imagine, and with his passing I think we’re losing someone who would have rapidly become a staple. Hell, he was already becoming that in the short time we as a club got to spend with him.

There really isn’t much I can add to this, but I will point you to his foundation and ask that you consider participating, as it was one of his deepest passions. He was a great man, and leaves the world a better place than when he found it. He will be deeply, deeply missed.

 

 

Culture, Editorial

Mexico’s Bike Polo School for Children

December 2, 2014
mexico bike polo school

Editor’s Note: A couple weeks ago Ignacio “Nacho” Pelayo of the crowd favorite team Nino Dios contacted me with interest in sharing information about the children’s bike polo school that he was helping organize. After I told him that I would love to have him share all of the info with his, he sent back the following write up. Not only that, he did it in both Spanish and English. So thank you for reaching out to me Ignacio, and I hope you all enjoy his piece: 


 

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