Check out Suburbia Roller Derby’s final home season bout this Saturday, August 25th, 2012. Details below.
Tomorrow marks one year since Melissa, my Suburbia Roller Derby t-shirt, and I left the US east coast and embarked on our journey around the world. Since the end of August 2011, we have been to six countries in South America including Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. After a brief visit home we once again set out. We’ve been in Europe for the past 51 days making stops in Iceland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and now Germany.
Although it is sad to miss the uplifting atmosphere which results from a presidential election in the US, we have kept our minds busy with travel, writing, meeting with friends we’ve accumulated overseas, and checking out live music. When we started our journey I had five t-shirts to choose from, but in an attempt to lighten my backpack, I eliminated two from my vast wardrobe.
Yes, indeed I’m in Europe with plans for plenty more adventuring, and I’m alternating between only three tops. Needless to say, my Suburbia Roller Derby t-shirt has seen it all and has the wear and smear to prove it. While it is impossible to pinpoint how many times I’ve worn my Suburbia-T, I would estimate the number to be close to 100 days out of 365. The derby shirt itself is in great condition considering the sheer percentage of wears, and I still choose it first after I get my laundry done.
The ladies from Suburbia Roller Derby are proud that I fly my t-shirt like a banner. The words Westchester County, NY set against the picket fence graphic represent where I am from and the NYC suburbs will always be my true home, no matter where I wind or where the road takes me. My Suburbia t-shirt turns one year old tomorrow, and roller derby as a sport recently celebrated its 75th year of existence.
Anyone in the NY tri-state area can go deliver 76 birthday punches to roller derby at Suburbia’s final regular season home bout this Saturday, August 25th, 2012. During home season competition, the two travel teams from Westchester’s only roller derby league split up for friendly chaos. The three intra-league teams are the Indian Point Sirens, Botoxic Avengers, and the Country Clubbers. This weekend’s action at the E.J. Murray Memorial Skating Center will feature the Avengers and the Sirens. Join the fun at 348 Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers, NY 10710. The bout is scheduled for 7PM and doors open at 6.
More posts about Suburbia Roller Derby and their comfy t-shirts:
Don’t mess with the ladies of roller derby
Biking in South America in my derby shirt
Food and Drink in Argentina covers my t-shirt