Purango Dolo


Tucson Grass Polo after SSAZ
February 6, 2013, 4:35 pm
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The Tucson crew invited the Single Speed Arizona riders over for a match after saturdays 50 mile singletrack sweetness. Mountain biking and grass polo go hand in hand.

The Tucson crew invited the Single Speed Arizona riders over for a match after saturdays 50 mile singletrack sweetness. Mountain biking and grass polo go hand in hand.



Its Winter Still, so Harcourt it is
February 4, 2013, 6:53 am
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Durango Prepares for Poloists
January 21, 2013, 3:16 pm
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys
April 19-20 2013, make sure you get to Durango for some of the best polo tourney action this side of the Mississippi River.

April 19-20 2013, make sure you get to Durango for some of the best polo tourney action this side of the Mississippi River.



Hot Hollywood Movie to Premiere April 19th, the Night Before Durango Poloships
January 21, 2013, 2:51 pm
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys


Get pumped polo fans, because the night before the April 20th Durango Poloships event, the premiere of Tom Cruise’s latest horribly atrocious film, Oblivion plays at the Gaslight Theatre. Its going to be so sweet.



New Years Snow Polo in Ohio, home of the Cleveland Browns
January 9, 2013, 8:49 pm
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Cbus_NYD_BikePoloNice to see snow polo in Ohio. We have no polo here at the moment. Bike Rumor had it as the photo of the day.

 



Happy Holidays From All of us at Purango Dolo
December 25, 2012, 8:03 pm
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Rock Shox XC 30 TK Bike Polo Fork Review
December 17, 2012, 8:11 am
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Rock Shox XC 30 TK bike polo fork was not intended for bike polo. It is a low to mid range cross country mtb suspension fork. This 26er fork was gifted by 1990 world champion downhill racer Greg Herbold to Purango Dolo as a test fork for competition play, has 100mm of travel, steel stantion tubes and a steel steerer. With lock out, rebound and compression settings, it is the top of the line polo breed. The fork weighs in at 4.5lbs with the 7 inch steerer tube. 555 miles of polo and commuting to polo were amassed on this fork from 9/11-12/12.

The quick and dirty review;

The Durango polo debate  of late is which is better, the 26inch for or the 29inch fork on the traditional 26inch frame. Most run a 29 rigid for on the 26 frame for the rake and the up right position. So the 26 suspension fork is the odd duck. The Rock Shox XC 30 TK worked great. The lockout was used primarily and it made for predictable play. The seals did fail around 400 miles, but it only left a small dead space, 10mm at most of travel, before the pop off valve activated. Using the sus fork was good and bad. On bumpy fields it was nice to have the give in the corners and under heavy forward front braking. On smooth hard fields, it was not much of an advantage as lockout stayed true and kept things rigid. It would have been nice to run the higher end Rock Shox fork to be able to use the adjustable pop off lockout valve.

Pros

  • Solid steel steerer and stantions made for a solid suspension front end.
  • Lockout worked great for flat smooth fields
  • Adjustable rebound and compression
  • Disc Brake compatible
  • low maintenance

Cons

  • weight
Rock Shox XC 30 TK Polo Fork

Rock Shox XC 30 TK Polo Fork

 



Durango Poloists Tackle the FLCCX Series Finals
December 17, 2012, 7:29 am
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Chad place 4th in the Pro Mens race.

Chad place 4th in the Pro Mens race.

Ryan placed 7th behind the legend Ned Overend int he Pro Mens race.

Ryan placed 7th behind the legend Ned Overend int he Pro Mens race.

Joey rode his fat bike to an amazing 2nd place in the Pro Mens race.

Joey rode his fat bike to an amazing 2nd place in the Pro Mens race.

Annie placed 5th in the Open Womens race.

Annie placed 5th in the Open Womens race.

Casey took the mens B win and placed 3rd in the series.

Casey took the mens B win and placed 3rd in the series.

Devo U14 polo player Lucas took 14th place in the men B's

Devo U14 polo player Lucas took 14th place in the men B’s


Stan’s NoTubes 4CCX Series Race #8 Results
http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/
No polo tonight! It was a greta fall season of Durango Polo. See ya again in the spring, probably March/April at the earliest!



2012 World Champs of Hardcourt Video
December 17, 2012, 6:46 am
Filed under: Hardcourt Action

Worlds Final from Mr.Do on Vimeo.

Best hardcourt game on video, love the replay of goals and ball tracker.
Funny how a silly rule makes the champion in the final seconds. Silly hardcourt rules!



Telluride Tolo
December 17, 2012, 6:31 am
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They groom for polo in Telluride.

They groom for polo in Telluride.

Check out the Stompaz in action.



French Grass Bike Polo 2004
December 15, 2012, 1:35 am
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys


This one is from 2009
http://youtu.be/CnRZkeHw63w



Grass Bike Polo Tourney in Durango 2013
December 11, 2012, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Bike Polo Cards, Grass Polo Tourneys
Durango is bustling with the good news that a polo tourney is back on schedule for 2013.  Stay tuned as the event is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of April 20th.

Durango is bustling with the good news that a polo tourney is back for 2013. This new high rise on the south side draped polo over their project as a sign of gratitude. Stay tuned as the event is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of April 20th.

Purango Dolo trading card is currently $8.75 and going up.

Purango Dolo 2011 trading card is currently $8.75 and going up.

Good times!

Good times!

 

 



Telluride Tolo Brings Us Snolo Polo
December 11, 2012, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys, Hardcourt Action
On snow, on fat bikes, on bike lights, on mallet, on ball, on players, on blitzen on rudolph, Ho Ho Ho!

On snow, on fat bikes, on bike lights, on mallet, on ball, on players, on blitzen on rudolph, Ho Ho Ho!



New People Play Bike Polo
December 7, 2012, 6:14 am
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Dexter in Mancos

Dexter in Mancos, Co just started playing sunday.

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This guy somewhere plays polo on grass.

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The Hot Tomato gals in Fruita, Co had this mallet made for them. So that means they play polo there. This photo is proof.

 



Purango Dolo Mallet Making Party #13
December 7, 2012, 5:57 am
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No snow here, so why not make some mallets.

No snow here, so why not make some mallets.

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Made mallets for Fort Lewis College Polo, Durango Devo Poloists, Bike Lemonpolo and Purango Dolo.

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Edward Polohands

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Its hard to explain.



Bike Polo Trading card
December 7, 2012, 5:42 am
Filed under: Bike Polo Cards
.75 cents and going up.

.75 cents and going up.



Make a Wood Mallet
December 7, 2012, 1:26 am
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Louis Vuitton Presents: Craftsmen on Wheels
November 30, 2012, 7:11 am
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Louis Vuitton Presents: Craftsmen on Wheels from Jonathan Leder on Vimeo.

A well done polo short.



San Francisco Grass Polo
November 28, 2012, 8:51 pm
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys, Hardcourt Action

San Francisco polo!

Danfinger from SF sent us this link to their polo photo kingdome from 2009. Stoked to see west coast grass has managed to survive. Polo kills grass in most areas.

San Francisco tricks!

Check out more of their photo action here.



Fixie Jack Trading Card by NYPotamitis
November 27, 2012, 7:44 am
Filed under: Bike Polo Cards

Fixie Jack Trading Card $1.50 in mint condition. 

Card by NYPotamitis



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November 27, 2012, 7:30 am
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Fall Game at Stoner Park
November 27, 2012, 7:18 am
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DGO Polo Pioneer CVD Wowing Crowds in Mexico
November 27, 2012, 6:45 am
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Professional Cyclist Chris Van Dine has been down south following his heart. His wall ride in the video below is quite spectacular. It plays at 2:45. Here is the camera video of his winning jump. Chris’s father gifted us a full set of wooden polo mallets and on Thanksgiving 99′ it began. CVD played 3-4 years before traveling the world riding bikes fast and furious. Someday he will return victorious, with a mallet in his hand.

Downtaxco 2012 from joseduchphoto. on Vimeo.



Fort Collins Wins the BV Tourney
November 27, 2012, 6:23 am
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys, Hardcourt Action, Uncategorized

Its true, Purango Dolo has been blanked for 2012 on the grass. For the first time, durangoans have not won a regional, super, or grand master grass tourney in 12 calendar months. Nothing to worry about is what several people have suggested. Rumor has Kerma Inc., may pull shaft product sponsorship for 2013-14 as a direct result of the winless season. This past tourney in Buena Vista. Colorado went down in history with Fort Collins taking the win again to take the season Colorado Can Cup Title. Durango sent its two strongest in Alex and Lee, but got taken this time. Rumor has an astrix will adorn the Cup Trophy champion etching, but a title it was nonetheless. Rumor has Durango hosting the spring cup with a event simular to spring 2011.
*Interesting to note that on the hardcourt scene, Purango Dolo went 1 for 1, winning the Denver Hardcourt Tourney on a come from behind second day undefeated run. It was Alex and Lee with FC’s Evan. Well Played.



Buena Vista, CO Bike Polo Tourney October 27th
October 24, 2012, 4:46 am
Filed under: Grass Polo Tourneys

Rumor has a 3v3 Colorado Cup event taking place this weekend on grass in BV, Colorado. Check out he host’s FocoPolo on their facebook page for more info.

2009 MAR 8- The inaugural Colorado Can Cup is held Saturday March 8,2009 at Lyons’ Planet Bluegrass.