Wheel People

By: Gustav Hoiland

Nov 05 2012

Category: bike polo

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Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Six On

A veritable study of circles made oval here. Of human perception of circles through ovals that suggest circularity based on … context. Or something.

And circles, I must say, are darn useful in Polo. Virtually everything is circle-driven. A bike is really just a greased up collection of circles with some welds and bearings bearings thrown in for movement’s sake. A polo mallet is just an extruded circle, bolted (with a circular bolt) to another tube, often with circular cut-outs for pi-calculable weight savings. And it’s all about a ball (sphere). Hell, half the letters in “polo” are themselves circles.”

I nearly concluded that humans are circle free in their biologic structure until I considered the eye’s… cornea? Whatever that clear part is. And now I suppose hairs and pores are circulish. The occasional mole might grow into something a high-school math teacher defined as “an infinite number of points equidistant from a locus… or …” (…’s mine. I’m forgetting how correctly to use the word “locus”). What I’m hinting at is, not surprisingly, but very inelegantly, the word “circle.”


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