Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Aficionadi ...

No one has ever made a T-Shirt for me before ...

Actually I've just realised that's not quite true: my mother (at my request) had a T-Shirt made up for me a few years ago which looked something like this ...

... but let's face it while it seemed really cool when I asked for it ... walking out the door whilst wearing it in public is another reality and I think it ended up being used as a painting t-shirt.

But I get distracted ... other than that one T-Shirt, no one has ever made a T-Shirt just for me before, and although this may still be technically true, Chris Hardinge of tasendurance.com fame has probably done the next closest thing with his new 'aficionadi' range of T-Shirts ...

Check out these two cool t-shirts (you can click on them to see bigger versions on his site) ...
Image of Definition - Black   Image of Checklist - Asphalt
I really wanted the 'tassie mountain biker' one on the left, but it looks like print runs are limited to just 50 and my size was already gone, so I purchased the "The Checklist" T-Shirt on the right which you have to admit is pretty well tailor made for me ...


But this has created a problem ... you will notice that the T Shirt lists most of the best rides in Tasmania and in doing so spells "I RIDE TRAILS"  ... 

The Problem is, apparently I don't ride trails, "I RIDE TRAIL".

Yep, up until the moment I bought this T Shirt and googled "S57" I had never heard of the S57 track despite the fact it is virtually in my own backyard ...

This fact is almost as embarrassing as that moment when I first walked out into public wearing my "When God made me he was just showing off" T Shirt and realised that this type of T Shirt is really only appropriate for those under the age of five.

I shall therefore be going out and checking the S57 trail very soon (though rumour has it that the S57 is actually on private land and now illegal to ride - anyone know?)

In the meantime I shall be suggesting to Chris that he seriously consider a T Shirt of my own design ...


Now is that a best seller or what?

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PS.  In case you're wondering, I bought my T-Shirt with my own money (though Chris did send me a discount code) and although I've corresponded with Chris via email, I would walk right past him on the street and not know it.

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