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Can a girl be a poseur?

Old 06-01-09, 08:12 PM
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Can a girl be a poseur?

I'm curious about this. I have a friend that has the nicest gear, Zipp's, King hubs, SRAM Red, the works, and has bought two top end frames in as many seasons.

I don't buy gear like that because (a) It's pricey and (b) I would get my slow ***** laughed off the back of the paceline.

But she is a girl and this seems to make it different. Thoughts?
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Girls are different, that's for sure.
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Would the term be "poseuse" perhaps?

Masseur/masseuse, sabreur/sabreuse, etc.
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Old 06-01-09, 08:15 PM
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PM me her phone number. I'd like to get to the bottom of this.
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I think we're going to need a picture of her in the poseur gear to figure this out.
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Maybe there's an e on the end, as in poseure.

And of course. Why not? Why let the guys have all the fun (and all the bling)?
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My thinking was that maybe this is just an extension of the fixation that some women have with fashion.
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Originally Posted by derailer View Post
My thinking was that maybe this is just an extension of the fixation that some women have with fashion.
Look at this thread, and tell me guys don't care how they look on a bike.
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Old 06-01-09, 08:47 PM
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girls on bikes are too rare to ever be found at fault.. well, girls on really expensive fixies kinda make me cringe a bit. i met this girl once, who could barely ride her bike, and later in the evening we got into a bike conversation where she mentioned how she owned some fancy ass Keirin frame with all NJS parts, must have cost around 2 or 3 grand, and she could barely stop on her less expensive italian fixie, omg! she would get into an accident with a car because she couldn't stop, and then curse at them like a mad woman.
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Pfft.... If your only outlet for judging a girl, is on a bike.... Then surely, they can do no wrong....

That said.... Some people have money to spend, and have no problem doing so.. It is subjective, and if someone has money to spend on a bike with no regard to their level... No biggie.... Who cares... Let them cycle (pun intended) through all the top gear...

However, if you have no more data on this lady then the fact she has bought this or that, with no idea of the how/why.... Then there is no reason to judge or call her a 'poseur'....


Some advice.... Never compare yourself to others... Compare yourself to you...
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Girl + bike = universally good. Why is this even being discussed?
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girl on bike? no complaints here

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Girl + bike = universally good.
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
Girls are different, that's for sure.
Must be all that sugar and spice....

FWIW I've never met a girl poseur. I've spoken to /met/etc lots of women in kit but I've never met a female poseur. Double standard? Certainly, but who cares.
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Must be all that sugar and spice....

FWIW I've never met a girl poseur. I've spoken to /met/etc lots of women in kit but I've never met a female poseur. Double standard? Certainly, but who cares.
Anyone with a conscience.
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I don't think that being a poseur means that you have a bike that is better than your abilities. You also have to b.s. your abilities.
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Originally Posted by grolby View Post
Anyone with a conscience.
I have a conscience. I also really do give a dam about a lot of things. Wondering if a girl on a bike in full team kit is a poseur or not isn't one of those things. I just enjoy the view and the tranquility of knowing I don't have anything to prove to anyone by making dumb remarks about things I should keep my pie hole shut about.

But hey, some people will try to make everything into a Peeing contest.
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Originally Posted by deadly downtube View Post
girls on bikes are too rare to ever be found at fault.. well, girls on really expensive fixies kinda make me cringe a bit. i met this girl once, who could barely ride her bike, and later in the evening we got into a bike conversation where she mentioned how she owned some fancy ass Keirin frame with all NJS parts, must have cost around 2 or 3 grand, and she could barely stop on her less expensive italian fixie, omg! she would get into an accident with a car because she couldn't stop, and then curse at them like a mad woman.
Where in hilly NorCal do you ride that you don't see girls on bikes?

Granted, we aren't out there in the same numbers as men, but certainly we aren't a rarity.

Maybe you aren't riding in the girly places.
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Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
Look at this thread, and tell me guys don't care how they look on a bike.
Even Dick Cheney is speaking in favor of gay marriage these days.
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Originally Posted by Rob P. View Post
I have a conscience. I also really do give a dam about a lot of things. Wondering if a girl on a bike in full team kit is a poseur or not isn't one of those things. I just enjoy the view and the tranquility of knowing I don't have anything to prove to anyone by making dumb remarks about things I should keep my pie hole shut about.

But hey, some people will try to make everything into a Peeing contest.
I was talking about the existence of double standards. Do you even read? Not caring about the existence of double standards because they happen to suit your prejudices is despicable. Don't want to be told that you're despicable? Don't say things like this:

Originally Posted by Rob P.
Double standard? Certainly, but who cares.
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I can tell you a girl wouldn't waste her time worrying about it.
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick View Post
I can tell you a girl wouldn't waste her time worrying about it.
Is it you?
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Originally Posted by grolby View Post
I was talking about the existence of double standards. Do you even read? Not caring about the existence of double standards because they happen to suit your prejudices is despicable. Don't want to be told that you're despicable? Don't say things like this:
You're despicable!





Wait, are you saying we can't make exceptions for girls that are hot? I mean, if they're really attractive, can we let them get away with stuff we normally wouldn't tolerate in others? Can we just pay them less to make up for it?

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Originally Posted by derailer View Post
Is it you?
Was that coherent?
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younger a women is, the more she will tend to pose
guys keep your balls in check.
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