Shanghai Bike Polo & Lunch at Pier 39
Today was a simple day. Lunch and polo. Easy as that.
Lunch was had on the roof deck of Pier 39 on Jinxian Lu. The cafe is known for its version of San Francisco clam chowder, and it was quite good. Sourdough bread bowl and all. Somehow, Nik and I managed to have the entire roof deck to ourselves, so we spent the time voyeristacally watching the neighbors and day dreaming about having a roof deck of our own. We decided that Shanghai would be 10x better if we did. For now, we’ll have to settle for Pier 39’s.
After that we headed to Shanghai Stadium to meet up with some friends and strangers to watch bike polo. We had heard about it last week, and decided that we’d go see what the big deal was. Of course once we got there, Nik couldn’t resist, so he hopped on and grabbed a mallet. I was happy chatting with everyone and watching the brave souls risk their lives diving after a little red ball. The games were organized by Tyler, and you can find all the information and a lot more photos, promotional posters and videos at his Shanghai Bike Polo site. I think the plan is to meet up every Saturday afternoon around 1:30, so if you’re in town, grab a bike and join in or simply grab a beverage and join the spectators.
* Photo taken by Nik who also posted on Shanghai Bike Polo