So in my town (Ann Arbor, MI) we have a Bike Polo group that plays every sunday (occasional wednesday games too). I have been thinking of giving it a try, however, I would like to know a little bit about the game before I start.
Basically it appears as if you have two goals, people with mallets and a ball. Assuming you score goals to win.
Is it basically like hockey then? passing, shooting, and goaltending?
Secondly, from an equipment standpoint:
It seems to be Fixed only sport, which is fine.
But it seems to me that any group sport like this is going to be hard on a bike, would it be in my best interests to find some ****ty old bike and Make a Polo-Specific bike?
Also, i see lots of lower-gearing when I see Polo bike pictures, I assume this is because acceleration and quick stopping is more important than top speed.
Also, where can I find bike polo mallets?
Tips, good sites to go to, Funny polo stories, Ann arbor locals?