Sunday, August 12, 2012
August 12. Day 225. Have no fear
Quite frankly I have none. So I am in complete awe of natural athletes and those who put in so many hours of practice that it looks natural.
Like those who take part in Brisbane Hardcourt Bike Polo. The idea of riding a bike, one handed at speed in a competition with other rides to strike a ball is really quite unthinkable. Actually you can think about it, you might just have to be insane to actually do it.
But on a court in Musgrave Park, quite close to my home, the riders do this every Sunday and from what I saw this afternoon they are extremely good at it.
Not only that, they are exceptionally good sports and have a great time.
So if you think polo looks like a great sport but you can't afford a horse, on ya bike.
I, on the other hand, will be more than content to admire their prowess from the sidelines (either that or just go back to that nap)