Derby #49: Independence
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Joyride

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eyeslikesugar


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When I first thought of this theme, I decided to focus on my first feeling of independence. Thinking about my experiences moving out, in college, moving back home, etc. could not capture that first feeling of independence, so I dove way back and thought about my bicycle. My bicycle and I were inseparable. I'd often just drop it off in the front yard ready instantly when I got back home to go back out again. Thank goodness I lived in a low-theft neighborhood. Sometimes, I'd perch my guinea pig on my shoulder or basket and ride with him out to the park to play. Obviously, I was an only child. So my bike riding excursions were important to me. I could get further than walking but I wasn't old enough to drive. We also had a grocery store near-by which allowed me to go, buy as much junk food as I could afford, load it onto my bike (sometimes two bags to a handlebar) and bike back home or out to my foresty-area to sit, think, and eat. I was lucky enough to live close to a school, (playground!) park, petting zoo, public pool, creek, grocery, books store, slushy palace, and a myriad of other stores/areas to make a girl feel independent. Since getting my drivers license, I have not biked as much, (but I still have a bike) but I still remember the fond memories of getting on my bike, going wherever I wanted, and often pushing the home-before-dark rule. To me, kids on bicycles are the essence of independence, and freedom.

Have you ever rode your bike up a hill, pushed off, and kicked up your feet while gliding down? It's a wonderful feeling of being all on your own, free in this beautiful world.

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

geekfactor12


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Great idea and great color choice

bluchez


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My favorite of yours since It Might Have Been A Giant.

eyeslikesugar


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geekfactor12 wrote:Great idea and great color choice


Thanks, gf! The colours were the hardest to pick out; I'm proud with what I chose, and I'm glad you enjoy them too =D

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

eyeslikesugar


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bluchez wrote:My favorite of yours since It Might Have Been A Giant.


Thanks, blu! I figured I'd return back to my racing stripes roots. ;) Racing stripes also mean a lot more here due to the idea of movement. =D

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

mia3mom


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love this, els! my girls love the freedom their bikes (and our neighborhood) bring them. great job!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

klswoot


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Cute ELS. My daughter would love this. At first, I thought the design was referring to freedom from training wheels. (Guess that's because my daughter just turned 4 and is going to be experimenting with 2-wheels soon.) Didn't realize that the girls feet were off the pedals....now your explanation makes sense. Love the added details.


SailorButterfly


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I've been wanting to get a bike lately, and this shirt really makes me want one! l o l

I agree about the colors...very nice.

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ChrisRisse


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The organic designs are really cool. Losing the training wheels was my first taste of freedom, besides running around naked as a kid.

karisse


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Fun! I love the colors.

tabrazinski


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want. gmv.

EwingKlipspringer


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I would really love to get this shirt for my daughter's upcoming birthday. Great design.
Angry Hiss at Woot for not printing XXS women's shirts.

GMV!

iheartbike


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Love it! Great design for a shirt.

eyeslikesugar


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iheartbike wrote:Love it! Great design for a shirt.


Thank you for all of the positive comments. =)

<3

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

yeeter


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eyeslikesugar wrote:Thank you for all of the positive comments. =)

<3


Glad to see you back in the swing of it ELS. Great design.

tabrazinski


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yeeter wrote:Glad to see you back in the swing of it ELS. Great design.


slowly slipping... makes me really sad...

eyeslikesugar


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tabrazinski wrote:slowly slipping... makes me really sad...


It happens, but perhaps it'll get me my first HM (or.. does the Do-Over Derby last year count?) and be open for a Do-Over. =D

Thanks for the love, I really, really appreciate it.
=)

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

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eyeslikesugar wrote:When I first thought of this theme, I decided to focus on my first feeling of independence. Thinking about my experiences moving out, in college, moving back home, etc. could not capture that first feeling of independence, so I dove way back and thought about my bicycle. My bicycle and I were inseparable. I'd often just drop it off in the front yard ready instantly when I got back home to go back out again. Thank goodness I lived in a low-theft neighborhood. Sometimes, I'd perch my guinea pig on my shoulder or basket and ride with him out to the park to play. Obviously, I was an only child. So my bike riding excursions were important to me. I could get further than walking but I wasn't old enough to drive. We also had a grocery store near-by which allowed me to go, buy as much junk food as I could afford, load it onto my bike (sometimes two bags to a handlebar) and bike back home or out to my foresty-area to sit, think, and eat. I was lucky enough to live close to a school, (playground!) park, petting zoo, public pool, creek, grocery, books store, slushy palace, and a myriad of other stores/areas to make a girl feel independent. Since getting my drivers license, I have not biked as much, (but I still have a bike) but I still remember the fond memories of getting on my bike, going wherever I wanted, and often pushing the home-before-dark rule. To me, kids on bicycles are the essence of independence, and freedom.

Have you ever rode your bike up a hill, pushed off, and kicked up your feet while gliding down? It's a wonderful feeling of being all on your own, free in this beautiful world.


If you ever print it anywhere, let me know.
My husband doesn't understand why I get mad if my bicycle isn't rideable, even though I never ride it.
Well, you explained the feeling perfectly! I looked at the picture and understood immediately!

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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