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Who’s In? I myself welcome a weekend like this.
It seems that the spots are all filled however there is some kind of plan being worked out, because of the quantity of teams that want in and didn’t get the invite. I think we should bid for a spot, but it would require that we get there on the Friday to compete. Any thoughts?
I booked a flight back to belgium last wednesday, guess what period? 3-8 february. So unfortunately I can’t be there in Karlsruhe.
So, playing devil’s advocate here, the trip would require:
– 2-3 days of vacation (Thursday for travel, Friday and possibly Monday for the same reason),
– 10-11 hours on train one-way (with limited choice of trains due to bikes),
– unknown price for the train tickets (but definitely more than 100-150 EUR),
– or flying to Frankfurt/Stuttgart + train (could be more expensive and unknown issues with bike handling).
All for a slim chance that our team with no real experience, without playing for a month and a half and missing one of the best players, will actually get past Friday.
Perhaps we should set lower goals for the time being? 🙂
Sadly, Salo sums it up… If the weather were better, I’d say we could try to work out a car, but even that is a long shot and I can’t afford the holiday time, unfortunately…
I probably have to agree with Salo, too. How a bout we use the time money and effort to try to sort somewhere to play inside here in Prague?
I went and saw bike ball at http://www.tjpankrac.cz Lomnického 1, Praha 4 last year some time. They do artistic cycling and bike ball inside. Maybe they’d be up for letting us play polo (although the bike ball folks might join us and kick our asses!)
They rent the halls out reasonably cheap for a big space, and it is right on the red line metro for crappy weather use.
So who is gonna call and check?
They have a cycling section contact.
I am not sure, if they allow to play polo in he gym, we could easily scratch the floor and price will be immediatelly higher
Regarding the transfer for some polo events – I can ask friends with 9 seat and place for at least 8 bikes vans in the future (just to check possibility and the price..)
Well, we don’t necessarily need to be indoors but we need a roof, no snow and some light. I’m pretty sure there are plenty of places which fulfill these criteria and are free of charge. The first which comes to my mind as worth checking out is under the arches of Negrelli viaduct on Stvanice. Do you know some abandoned warehouses, perhaps?
The guys back in Atlanta had a sweet setup. It was an open-air but covered basketball court with lights. We played in the cold (-3) and had no problems with ice because of the roof. We certainly need a place where we can play at night with light and a roof. How does this viaduct look Salo? Did you end up getting those ski poles you wrote me about?
I am thinking about the “Libensky ostrov” warehouses, there could be some abandoned place for us, but probably without lights. I will check it, but can’t manage it before weekend..
Finally, I was there, but everything was locked. Some of the warehouses looked empty, especially the large one without the walls, but I do not know, if is it possible to go there on regular basis over the fence, maybe there are some security agency, which will not like it..
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