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Old 01-22-08, 06:15 PM   #1
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Toyota Bike Polo ad



Pretty clearly a guy on a brakeless fixed gear up front. I like the photos at the bottom, which seem to suggest that this family is playing bike polo. This was on the back of the latest Newsweek, thought you idiots would enjoy going ape**** about bike culture being for sale or something.
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Old 01-22-08, 06:22 PM   #2
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full suspension MTB culture is NOT FOR SALE!
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Old 01-22-08, 06:24 PM   #3
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disc brakes are for *******.
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Old 01-22-08, 06:36 PM   #4
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The one time I tried em (discs) they seemed really strong as brakes,
with almost no play between no brakes and over-the-bars stop.
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Old 01-22-08, 06:36 PM   #5
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it was also in the most recent issue of sports ilustrated
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haha!

everything people do is for sale! I swear, start wearing underwear outside your pants and some marketing f-ward will put it in an ad.
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Hey Mom and Dad, want to go play bike polo?
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Hey Mom and Dad, want to go play bike polo?
"Why that sounds like good fun son!
Don't forget your front brake!"


"aww **** you dad"
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They're co-opting XC.

And disc brakes rock. They are the only brakes that make you go faster downhill.
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Old 01-22-08, 07:07 PM   #10
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I know the guy in the lead, he leads polo on my area. He's pretty good, but an ass and takes it wayyyy to seriously.
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i heard hes in talks with toyota about sponsorship
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Is it even practical to have both front and rear deraileurs on such (polo) bike? I would think one of your hands would be busy all the time with something else - holding that stick, that is - and the other one would be busy just steering, fsck gears.

Some bike-polo cyclist please clue me in.
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of course not

they are just appealing to the rei jackoffs
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^^ keep in mind, the bike may not be used solely for bike polo.
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what the hell does bike pop have to do with an SUV? I don't get it at all. Doesn't make me want to buy one, so the ad doesn't work.
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Are they suggesting toyota polo? 'Cause I'd play that.
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Are they suggesting toyota polo? 'Cause I'd play that.
I'm sure if you go into rural parts of the American south you could probably find something. except they wouldn't be toyotas, they'd be some domestic vehicle.
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"I like two kinds of music: country and western"
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I'm sure if you go into rural parts of the American south you could probably find something.
That part pretty much means I'll never see it. Call me reigonalist but I try to stay away from the rural american south. Don't think they'd like my trendy purple jeans there.
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That part pretty much means I'll never see it. Call me reigonalist but I try to stay away from the rural american south. Don't think they'd like my trendy purple jeans there.
No, but perhaps a T-shirt with written "Ride me" on the back will be met with some aprecciation:
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Hey Mom and Dad, want to go play bike polo?
Mom and dad, when'd you get so rad? When exactly did you get so hip?
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Are they suggesting toyota polo? 'Cause I'd play that.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=0
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I don't get why the slogan is mated with a picture perfect spring/summer/fall day...

Looks like they're playing on a grass tennis court-type surface, jolly good:

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ride on mowers

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