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What is this board about...really?(22 posts)

What is this board about...really?CJ838
Jan 20, 2003 10:44 AM
Am I a poser? What is a poser? How do you spell poser?

I've been reading post here for the past few days, and I must say to those who really care about "poser identification" – look in the mirror.

I am not a pro or even advanced cyclist. I just started training as an alternative to running. I have also been training in martial arts for 10 years. Other than my physical condition (which is great), I am not prepared for road cycling. I know virtually nothing about it. So I come here to learn about the sport, the equipment and all the peripheral stuff you need to know. I will be racing eventually. I have been in several marathons with Team in Training and I am switching to some century rides, then I'll start competing locally and so on.

The point of this post is simple. Talk about what matters to cycling. Your pointless arguments over posers is making you sound like school children. On second thought, my nine year old son sounds more intelligent than you "poser" posters.

Cut it out already.
I am not catching the sarcasm here; let me check my watch. (nm)onespeed
Jan 20, 2003 10:47 AM
comes up about once a monthDougSloan
Jan 20, 2003 10:48 AM
Those topics will never go away. Someone seems to pop in here and bring it up about once a month.

Don't worry, though, there is plenty of wheat among the chaff.

I find weekends the worst..................Dave Hickey
Jan 20, 2003 11:17 AM
For some reason weekends seem to get a lot of trolls and off subject questions. Maybe it's the casual user that just visits on weekends.
re: I find weekends the worst..................Straightblock
Jan 20, 2003 11:20 AM
The weekends are the worst because the rest of us are out riding instead of trolling.
Good point.............nmDave Hickey
Jan 20, 2003 11:23 AM
nail on the head, but it will never stop unfotunately nmcollinsc
Jan 20, 2003 10:50 AM
definition of a posergtx
Jan 20, 2003 10:52 AM
Someone with a nicer bike than you who rides slower than you.

I agree, these posts are boring.
Another definition of a poserMR_GRUMPY
Jan 20, 2003 11:37 AM
Someone who wants to know what the "best--------" is.
or "the lightest ---------"
Sorry, it's just my pet gripe.
re: What is this board about...really?PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 20, 2003 11:04 AM
Topics seem to get more interesting and informative when thr better weather comes and more people are out riding rather than inside on trainers or rollers.I suspect these posts are a bit of cabin fever starting to show.Have some patience and take them with a chuckle and a grain of salt.
re: What is this board about...really?bsdc
Jan 20, 2003 11:07 AM
If we eliminated all the topics people are tired of we wouldn't have anything to talk about. This board would dry up and blow away.
life's too short to get this worked up ...ColnagoFE
Jan 20, 2003 11:11 AM
...over a post on a public forum. obviously have too many spacers under your riser stem;-)nmSpunout
Jan 20, 2003 11:14 AM
And your stem color doesn't match your seat post - for cryin' out loud!!! nmGilStephens
Jan 20, 2003 11:42 AM
Welcome to the off season. They suffer from rolleritis.Kristin
Jan 20, 2003 11:44 AM
There is a little known medical condition called as North American Rolleritis--similar to, but more advanced than Trainerits--to which cyclists are quite suseptable. Doctors have only recently identified this illness that plagues so many of North America's cyclists; but through recent research, they have discovered that symptoms of Rolleritis are degenerative in nature.

The disease usually starts with a mild case of depression. However tragic, the disease often goes undiagnosed in this stage. The missed diagnosis often occurs when the cyclist also suffers from YMTD (Young Male Testosterone Disease). YMTD desensitizes the cyclist to symptoms of rolleritis. They may notice something is wrong, but they will mostly likely increase their roller activity in an attempt to overcome the symptom.

If left untreated, rolleritis will progress rather quickly into stage 2: Isolation and Denial(I&D). In this stage, the depression deepens. They cyclist will retreat more frequently to a disconnected location of their home or office and will spend hours spinning. Friends and relatives may not see the cyclist for days at a time. This stage may last for several weeks.

Stage 3 is the most acute stage of the illness. It is known simply as: The Grumpies. The cyclists emotional sensitivity becomes heightened and the depression will appear to retreat. This gives him a false sense of hope--a feeling that he's conquered the illness. However, in this stage, he reacts to even the slightest stimulus with aggressive hostility. Cyclists with accute stage 3 rolleritis often resemble wounded animals--attacking anyone who attempts to get near. Unfortunatly (because the illness is slowly eating away his brain) he can not recognize that his hostilty is out of place. If you confont him--doctors recommend that you never confront an unrestrained cyclists with stage 3 rolleritis--he would be beside himself to understand why you would think he was over-reacting to anything.

There is good news. A light at the end of the tunnel, as it were. The two primary contributors to North American rolleritis--lack of daylight and tempuratures below 50 degrees F--naturally return to sufficient levels before the cyclist progresses beyond stage 3. Once this occurs, the cyclist should make a full recovery on his own and will quicly return to a state of happiness.

Unfortunately, for cyclist living in extreme regions where daylight can disappear for months at a time (Chicago, for instance), rolleritis can even lead to death. If you know a cyclist in accute stage 3 rolleritis, the best treatment is to send that cyclist on a multi-day bike tour in a tropical region.

Okay, I have WAY too much time on my hands. I hate my job!!! Someone save me...
You simply have too much time on your hands :-) nmPEDDLEFOOT
Jan 20, 2003 11:56 AM
Dr. K - you've nailed it. It's snowing and 28, but I'm going out anyway!!!GilStephens
Jan 20, 2003 12:06 PM
Bravo Kristin. Excellent job! nmDave Hickey
Jan 20, 2003 12:27 PM
Slow day scrubbing toilets???biknben
Jan 20, 2003 12:34 PM
Janitorial Tech Support??? I'm scared to think of the support that a janitor may require. Sorry, I think you're beyond saving.

Kidding of course.
Have patiencegtscottie
Jan 20, 2003 12:02 PM
If you have any questions you need answered simply ask... I have learned how to gear, size and maintain my bike largely from this site. I have also managed to pick up some good tips on conditioning. I asked....
I agree nmDINOSAUR
Jan 21, 2003 8:53 AM
To answer the question...cyclopath
Jan 21, 2003 9:19 AM
it's "poseur".