Last monday was kinda wierd huh? I did not realize that one of the Beefy guys that showed up late taco'd Pete's wheel. I had a vibe & should've said something stronger to those dudes about their level of intenseness. Also, I realise that some people were getting annoyed at the sudden focus on "The rules". A few of us talked last nite over some beers and came up with a possible solution - Hopefully adressing the following points will make playing enjoyable for all...because that's what its all about yea?
Here are some general guidelines we thought would help..
#1. People seemed ok with the footdown & the smacking of the can to ride back into play (We won't rag some new player if they don't...because they need to enjoy & learn to handle their bike..& who's really paying that much attention anyways?)
#2. Seeing as one end of the Pavillions is unwalled.. when the scored on team down there gets control, lets just give 30+ seconds for them to retrieve the ball/get ready & the other team can ride back to their goal before restarting play. Easy.
#3. Purpose= have fun & hang out. If we're all not that into it on a given night, we can just do a ride or drink some beers..& Next spring if these guys in the Austin Tx club want to set up a tourney with some of us, we can worry about official rules then.
P.S. The next 2 weeks there arent going to be any scheduled meets due to the Holidays..but if someone wants to do an impromtu thing..post it & we'll try to get mallets to ya.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!