A motorcycle t-shirt addiction!
If you are reading this post based on the title then you know I’ve completed the first step, acceptance!
- Stack #1 — The newest Harley t-shirts (location based) that I frequently wear during the week
- Stack #2 — T-shirts with some wear from various HOG events and motorcycle rallies
- Stack #3 — T-shirts that have significant wear that I save up and pack for those long trips and then I’ll throw them out as I travel to lighten the load
- Stack #4 — Long sleeve t-shirts only
- Stack #5 — In the garage for oil clean up. Typically they were gifted Sons of Anarchy (SOA) tee’s!
I’m no longer in denial, and have finally accepted that I have a propensity to purchase too many motorcycle t-shirts. I’ve got several shelves and drawers in a dresser dedicated to everything from tank tops to long sleeve t-shirts. I’m definitely flirting with excessive and now realize after my day of cleaning that I should just say no! I could hit the road and wear each shirt and never do laundry for well over a month.
Do you have this problem?
I can promise you that nearly any time I go somewhere on the motorcycle, I’m buying a t-shirt there. Why? Because it’s what I like to wear. But, it also starts out as some regret because when I’m at a motorcycle event and I see a t-shirt that is out of the ordinary I’ll think about purchasing it. It’s unique. It’s a color of black that I don’t own! The graphic design is interesting. The compulsion is to buy the t-shirt, hope for a good fit after being washed and then add the particular t-shirt to my ever growing collection.
You just don’t understand the extra ordinary strength it takes for me to not buy a t-shirt these days. In many instances t-shirts have been the only documentation of my rides, a recap of the journey or a memory on one of those bucket list highways.
You may think that it gets better with time, and that as I get older I wouldn’t feel the compulsion to have so many H-D t-shirts, but I am here to tell you that in fact it does not.
Photos taken by author.