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Interview with Rob Biddle, Lancaster Polo Renaming Contest Winner

1. You won! How Does it Feel?

KEYSTONE1Thanks, it feels great.  Since you’re forcing me to quantify the satisfaction I felt upon learning I won, lets say its equal to taking my first sip of coffee for the day.

2. How did you come up with the idea for the name (which was, so we all remember, to not change the name?)

Listen, I’ve tried to name MANY things before, its an awful exercise to undertake,  I named my last team for North Americans after the OKCupid profile of a guy who was messaging my ex-girlfriend.  Your moderately widely read blog already had a name, so why put yourself through that torture.

3. That’s about as far as I want to go with the contest – tell me a little bit about your setup (bike, equipment, etc.)

RB BIKEI went back to playing on my first polo frame, a Mercier Kilo TT after my All City Dropout was stolen at the East Side Qualifier in 2012.  My current set up is significantly lighter, feels more responsive, and has a smaller five hole than the drop out, so maybe it was for the best.  When i switched bikes i also dropped my handlebars about 2 inches – I found that greatly improved my accuracy.
I’ve been playing with the 2 3/8″ lathed out white stuff for a while.  It certainly doesn’t have the same pop as a TPL cap, but its readily available and makes mallet building easier.
4. Have you always played for Philly’s club?  Read more