Yesterday Pete was going full bore at the goal to defend an against an attack. Slammed on his brake, he heard a PING(which was his cable snapping), he crashed his tire straight into our heavy metal goals, he was thrown over his bars and cracked his head on the ground. Broke a huge piece right off the temple area of his helmet.
If he wasn’t wearing his helmet he’d probably be in the hospital right now but instead he was able to laugh it off and coast his fucked up bike home to his family with nothing more than a sprained wrist.
Please consider wearing a helmet if you don’t now. No matter how great of a cyclist you are there is always mechanical failure to worry about.
He hit the goal so hard that he bent his steel fork backwards into a negative rake.
UPDATE: Pete ended up with two broken bones in his hand. Here’s wishing a quick and easy healing process.
Here’s a video of the World Champion Beaver Boys from Milwaukee from November 2009. It contains highlights from the 7th Midwest Bike Polo Championships in Columbia, MO. Where the Beaver Boys once again faced Chicago’s Machine Politics for the title of best in the Midwest. That time it was Chicago who showered a merciless rain of shots on target.
Congrats to the Beaver Boys from Milwaukee on keeping the title of best in the world at home in North America. They defeated Machine Politics(picture below) from Chicago for the title. The three day championship took place in Berlin this year with over 90 teams fighting for a chance just to make it Sunday and the double elimination bracket.
This was a repeat of the championship game of Midwest 6 and 7. I’m so proud of our Midwest teams right now I could burst.