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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Traditionally, a Fred was a rider who didn't care about having the latest equipment or looking pro. Fred was self-reliant and utilitarian. Commuters, tourers, and car-free folks tend to Fredness. Signs of Fredness include racks, frame pumps, fenders, lights and blinkies, unshaven legs. But because Fred rides year round and in all kinds of weather, Fred can ride you off his wheel.

The poseur, on the other hand, is all bike and no legs.
I guess I am a fred, then. And you know what? I'm ok with that—now that I know what it means.
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