Kayla Story has been slaying around the court for several years, and if you had the privilege to get to know her off the court, then you know she has taken some of the best hardcourt bike polo photos. When her collection of photographs grew too much for one person to hold, she curated her first edition of TBD Magazine. The first edition has 60 pages of hardcourt bike polo photos spanning from 2011 to 2015. You can check out a preview and pick up a copy over her website HERE!
Last week the Italian custom bike polo frame builder Riding In Circles gave a sneak peek of this new hub on their Instagram page. They didn’t give much info, so all we know is that the hubs are going to be 48 hole and that Riding In Circles is producing a steel thru axle fork to go with the hub. We are stoked on all of this and we will keep you updated as we gain more information.
Les Beehive Boys (by way of Gbot Media) keep pumping out amazing bike polo lifestyle footage. After the 2015 North American Championship, they released their Chicken Friend Polo video, and now as they settle back into their homes in Salt Lake City, Utah, they have released the first part of their World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship footage. Enjoy! Continue Reading…
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Last week, the internet exploded as the NY Supreme Court ruled that Kesha was obliged to fulfill her six album record deal with Kemosabe Records, the label of her alleged rapist and abuser Dr. Luke. What happens to women when we are bound to communities that hurt us? The whole world now knows that Kesha is forced to choose between protecting herself and pursuing a career she is (presumably) very passionate about.
Bike polo is a small enough community that when assault happens- and it does, though it’s almost never spoken about publicly- we force the same choice without any lawsuits binding us together. There are no easy solutions, and I’m no crisis counselor, but I think it could help to start a conversation. So below I will describe the two times I was assaulted, both times by polo players, once as a rookie and once relatively recently. Commentary will follow after the row of X’s if you’d like to skip that bit.
SHUFFLE! bike polo podcast interviewed me, Aaron Hand, at the end of last week. We talked about 3-2-1 Polo!, the Enforcer, Prospectors, and so much more. You can give it a listen over on their website HERE and you can find it on iTunes HERE!