Listen, you smell that?

Not unlike a dog dragging its ass across the carpet, we watch in horror and amazement as Clentador lays down a medium-rare pink streak across the mountains of the 2011 Giro d’Italia. Simultaneously infuriating and breathtaking, Albuterol’s climbing display is a fiery testament to everything possible under the auspices of high-euro doping. It’s times like these that I think of purchasing t-shirts.

Giro Vai! Flag

This year, our emphatic inspirational cries of “VAI!” are reserved for those contesting the real battle for the Maglia Rosa—second place. Only CAS knows for sure.

Cycleboredom | Giro Vai! Flag Shirt

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Giro Tre Vai!

Three emphatic inspirational cries of “VAI!” on three mountaintop passes signify a distinct moment in il Giro: Johnny Hoogerland on the attack, the gruppo Maglia Rosa, and the gruppetto.

Cycleboredom | Giro Tre Vai! Shirt

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Giro Cima Coppi

Created to honor one of the sports greatest legends, it’s now the domain of the unknown suicidal. Attacking just after the neutral area, the nameless packmeat crests the tallest mountain in the race receiving untold fortune and glory only to finish just inside the cutoff time at the line. Except for the veiny member, Garzelli.

Cycleboredom | Giro Cima Coppi Shirt

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Cycleboredom Shirt Bodega details

I use the service Spreadshirt (Euro) to print and distribute my shirt designs. This isn’t my favorite solution to getting my designs out there, but it’s the best at the moment. “I’m able to design, upload, and begin selling within hours of  the shirt’s impetus for creation.”I don’t have the room or resources (mainly money) to print these myself. Also, I don’t want to be limited to only a few designs. I like being able to react quickly to the craziness of cycling. With Spreadshirt I’m able to design, upload, and begin selling within hours of  the shirt’s impetus for creation. Additionally, I make almost zero money from selling these shirts. Since I don’t want to sacrifice on the quality of the shirt, there’s no room for a substantial commission if I want to keep the prices down.

Why two different stores? Spreadshirt.com, amazingly enough, only ships within the States. So in order to make the shirts available to the UK and Europe, I needed to create another store on their sister (brother?) site Spreadshirt.net. I’m looking into alternatives to streamline this process since this is needlessly confusing.