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Old 03-05-08, 12:25 PM
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Is this for real? Does anyone here do this?
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Old 03-05-08, 12:55 PM
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You'll find some people in SS&FG who are into it.
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Old 03-05-08, 12:59 PM
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If it's an official league, you should be able to email them and find out where existing teams are. I wouldn't bet on one in every little town. And if teams are far apart, who do you play?

(Come to think of it, large college campuses might be good areas).
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Old 03-05-08, 01:07 PM
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Old 03-05-08, 02:06 PM
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There's some guys in Ann Arbor, Michigan that do it. some are forum members. I believe it's organized by Redxj. I played with them once last fall and had a blast. I plan on doing it more this year
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There is group that meets regularly in DC. Some of them post on the SS/FG forum.
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The DC Street Pirates. We're hosting ESPI this year on Apr 26-27. We are actually in the league,but don't do league games because we don't play on grass. We play at 13th & D SE every Thurs at 7pm,everyone's welcome.
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I saw it in California in the mid-'80s, I think it was--there was a league, or at least a group of pretty serious players (dunno if they were organized) in Marin County, and some kids used to play on the football field at Santa Monica High School until they got run off. That guy popping a wheelie while he smacks the ball is just showing off, though.
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Hell yeah, on tennis courts. It's a lot of fun. I use my old gary fischer mountain bike, with everything removed and a coaster brake only. Its a blast.
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Originally Posted by Elkhound View Post
It's a popular activity amongst certain bikey people in Portland.
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We have a local team and Baltimore's director of planning plays as well.
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