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Would I be a poser if...(16 posts)

Would I be a poser if...Cheezhead
May 28, 2002 1:51 PM
Just this past weekend, my girlfriend's dad gave me a USPS team jersey, really nice! Problem is, I ride a Trek 5200, he gave me the jersey because he noticed I rode a Trek. However, the frame is the smoked carbon color, not the USPS team colors. Therefore, would I be considered a poser if I wore this jersey on rides?
if you have to ask...mr_spin
May 28, 2002 1:57 PM
...then yes, you are. Or not. Who cares? What else are you going to do with it, frame it? Or get a new bike?

Wear whatever you want to wear. Enjoy it.
don't sweat itDougSloan
May 28, 2002 1:59 PM
Most people don't care. Plus, there are so many of those around now I don't even think twice about them.

Some people (a small minority) make way more of this "poser" thing than anyone cares about. Wear what you want.

Only if you ride 125 mile stages avg'ing 26 mph (nm)sidley
May 28, 2002 1:59 PM
May 28, 2002 2:56 PM
It's a nice gesture from him to make the connection. Non-riders don't understand the fred/poser issue and if another rider on the road has a problem, then it's his problem - not yours. Jersey's are expensive, wear it in good health!
May 28, 2002 3:18 PM
Woodes' right. Nice of him to buy you a jersey.
...if you don't want it...rtolle
May 28, 2002 3:42 PM
I'd be happy to take it off your hands and I'll be glad to tell anyone that questions me to kiss my a$$! Just a thought.
No way,pina
May 28, 2002 3:56 PM
wear what you want. It was real nice of him to make that connection and get the jersey. Most people wouldn't pay attention to detail like he did. Caring on his part.
Ride what you like, wear what you like. -nmcydswipe
May 28, 2002 4:04 PM
May 28, 2002 4:38 PM
does your girlfriend have any sisters cause I also want a jersey???

nice of him to show that gester. I can't even get a jersey from my mom!!!!
re: Would I be a poser if...Cheezhead
May 28, 2002 4:58 PM
Cool, thanx guys. It was really nice of him, it really impressed me, and I was planning on wearing it, I was just a little leary.

Oh, and Fender, my girl doesn't have any sisters, but she has a 17 year old brother... if you want to go there ;) Not sure her dad would be too happy with that tho, so you might not get a jersey anyway!

Say Cheez
re: Would I be a poser if...vitusdude
May 29, 2002 3:57 AM
No. I hereby give you permission to wear this and/or any other jersey of your choosing on any ride from now until the end of time. Go have fun.

And if anyone gives you any grief...just smile.
Be sure to wear it during Julyms
May 29, 2002 6:42 AM
I have a black Trek 5200 and a USPS jersey (among other team jerseys). Last year when I wore the USPS team jersey in July I received a lot of friendly and positive comments from non-cyclists on the road. There are a lot of people who may think that cyclists are weird or a nuisance but that have a lot of respect for Lance and/or US chauvanistic pride. Take advantage of that goodwill and wear the USPS jersey.
Make the most of itmuncher
May 29, 2002 7:12 AM
If you were in the UK and tried wearing a "Royal Mail" or "Consignia" shirt (though the don't make them I think, despite all the posties on bikes) you would get laughed of the street and get a lot of "you'll never get there" and "You'll be there Tuesday week then?" comments.

It's nice that you can have a shirt that says something positive, even without the future-dad-in-law (for he must now be thus surely?) angle...
Nope. First, it's not the full freddiedjg
May 29, 2002 7:18 AM
without the matching bibs, helmet, and postal paint job.

Second, who really cares? It's a perfectly good jersey and the price was right. I'd wear it.
May 29, 2002 8:01 AM
I got the same gift. What is wrong with supporting your fellow countrymen and favorite team?! You enjoy cycling and your're a fan, wear the jersey. The posuers are the ones that bitch about it.

You have a nice bike too.