SHE, BIKE POLO PLAYER GIRL.
by Grace García
1. How did you start playing bikepolo? It is quite an aggresive game and most of the players are guys. Do they “handle you with care” or just as if you were one of them?
I started playing bikepolo when my group of friends started doing it. We got ourselves organized, looked for a good track court in Palma and started to get together two hours a week. Though it is an aggressive sport, the boys treat me like I’m one of them, but they do try to be a bit gentler when it comes to strength.
2. Would you encourage girls to try this sport? Any previous advice?
I encourage every girl I see safely and comfortably riding their bikes, but they never really come, for some reason, maybe lack of time, maybe they don’t feel like it or they are not that much into this sport.
3. Would you encourage girls to try this sport? Any previous advice?
A stick, a helmet and a good fixie bike you are not very fond of, since it will surely end up smashed.
And… 3, 2, 1, POLO!
4. We know you and your boyfriend own some 843094790 bikes. You even use an empty house to store them. Do you keep them to some end or do you just store them until they control you?
I keep many bikes in an empty house, I started collecting them as a hobby, but then I had to stop when I reached the sum of 50. I had no space, no time to enjoy them all. I plan to redo them when the good weather is back and if possible, try to sell them to someone who loves them as much as I do.
5. You are now finishing your studies in product design. Would you like to apply your studies to two-wheeled transport? Would you like to devote our career to anything related to bikes?
I I am keen on biking. I do not rule out dedicating some of my time to it in a near future. Right now I think of the bike as an enjoyment, and I can’t see why I should not translate that inspiration into my career, bikes + design sound like the perfect combination to me!
Bike Polo Player Girl: Mamen Font
Photos by: Nuri Llompart http://nurillompart.tumblr.com/