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Poser talk just won't die...(5 posts)

Poser talk just won't die...elviento
Mar 31, 2003 12:25 PM
For those poser-critics: if you see someone with a new model cell phone, or wide screen TV, or hi-fi, or a nice Armani suit, or a Mercedes..., do you evaluate whether he "DESERVES" it and then criticize him for being a poser?

If not, why would a bike be any different?
it will if we don't feed it. nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 31, 2003 12:27 PM
Why should it die?dzrider
Mar 31, 2003 12:48 PM
It seems silly to me, but it appears very significant to some people. They have as much right to talk about what they want to talk about as you or I do. I suspect from the number of people doing brevets, that cycling outfits matter to more people than what to carry and how to carry it for a 600k ride.
i'll limit my response to this (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Mar 31, 2003 1:00 PM
re: Poser talk just won't die...NewDayNewWay
Apr 1, 2003 3:22 AM
I've only seen one poser in my entire life. There's some fairly short and non-technical single track at a park in town. Saw a guy there that had a shiney clean yellow Cannondale, with a yellow team jersey of some sort, yellow helmet, and yellow tinted shades. He and his bike were so shiney for a moment I thought I had died and was standing at the pearly gates. You could see in his expression the mental and emotional effort it took to hold it all together. I'm not kidding when I say that I was truly awe-struck when I saw this guy (I was an inexperienced MTB newbie at the time).

Because I've only seen one poser in my entire life, I guess that would indicate that I tend not to classify people so much into different categories. On the road I pay less attention because things go by fast and I'm usually focused on how I feel and where I'm going, am I eating enough?, am I drinking enough? To each his own.