Ok- I reallyreallyREALLY want to play bike polo this the point where I'm about to go get a #1 soccer ball to play on grass, a la Chicago or SF. But I'd rather play on hard, unforgiving pavement or concrete. So this shot is of the parking lot for the dog park and baseball fields on Highland Blvd. There's lights, I saw some pylons nearby, and it's fairly level. So who'sin for polo here on the 24th? Let me know.
I've also started to make my way through to the people I need to talk to in the city to get explicit permission to use public property after dark during the week. If I am successful at this, it will open up the very real and probable outcome of having a bike polo invitational here in Bozeman. Good things are coming, just hang in there.
Also, I just rode by the basketball court on campus, just south of the corner of 11th and College. There are a few lights surrounding it (ok....2), it's 80% walled and fenced in, and it's level. The downside is I'm SURE we will get kicked outta there before long. But I'm game for giving it a go.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

A new steed

There comes a time in every man's life when his thoughts turn to fancy. Fancy new bikes that is. My new hot and fancy bike is a Redline Monocog 29r. I bought a frame on closeout for a song and built it up as a fixie/SS commuter. I know that it kind of looks like a hybrid. So what? I wanted clearance for studded tires and fenders so the 29 frame made sense. It has ample clearance for both. The wheels are Salsa Delgado 29rs on Deore 9sp disc hubs. One brake, a Juicy 5 w/ 185 rotor to shut her down. Stanley at SJ Customs built me a 19t cog machined to bolt on to a ISO 6bolt hub. Thanks Stan! The final gearing is 36/19 and the final gear inch is 51.2 . It makes for a nice all round speed for easy riding in a wind or in snow, especially once the studs go on.

Yeah, Billings!

Two Questions:
1. Who's in?
2. Who's driving?

Billings Ironcan Bicycle race 10/20/2007 6pm Swords Park parking lot (corner of 27th and airport).
15 miles 8 beers open road bicycle race. Can you handle the ironcan? To enter simply show up and bring 8 beers, 4 tall cans or bombers (to be drank by you).Fixed gears, single speeds, and cruisers highly encouraged. Let the journey begin.