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Should I assume he's a poser?

Old 07-05-11, 12:41 AM
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Should I assume he's a poser?

I was commuting today for errands and I saw a guy decked out in a full Garmin-Cervelo kit on a Cervelo R-series zipping along on an MUP.

Waddaya think?
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I think too many people take bikes and the "lifestyle" way too seriously.
Like "Messengers" dissing "Hipsters" on Keirin bikes.
Sheesh.
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I've seen people like that on my nearest MUP, and it's only six miles long. Leaving me in their dust, of course.

So no. You probably shouldn't.
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Originally Posted by mrbubbles
I was commuting today for errands and I saw a guy decked out in a full Garmin-Cervelo kit on a Cervelo R-series zipping along on an MUP.

Waddaya think?
Yo can only dress a certain way, ride a certain bike and ride in a certain area, according to you. Surprised you didn't pull him over officer, and issue him a citation...It never ends here... the fashion police
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Well... For what it's worth...

Big 4th of July thing tonight, and traffic is KILLER historically at this event.

I hopped on my $3k+ bike in cargo shorts, a short sleeve button up, and hoodie, as well as helmet and clipless shoes. I'm sure any roadies probably thought I looked silly, but I only own one bike, so...
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Originally Posted by mrbubbles
I was commuting today for errands and I saw a guy decked out in a full Garmin-Cervelo kit on a Cervelo R-series zipping along on an MUP.

Waddaya think?
Or perhaps he had been on a team ride and was heading home, and the MUP was the quickest route home???


Careful with the assumptions about other riders ... unless you talk to them, you just never know what their situation is.
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Why not just assume hes a guy who likes his bikes and get over your own feelings of inadequacy so you dont feel the need to laugh at people who are most probably just enjoing the same things you do. He was one less car, he can ride and wear whatever the hell he likes!
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Who cares? There's some days after a long ride I'm too worn out to deal with traffic and put forth the extra effort there, so I take the mup and cruise back.
 
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Originally Posted by lazerzxr
Why not just assume hes a guy who likes his bikes and get over your own feelings of inadequacy so you dont feel the need to laugh at people who are most probably just enjoing the same things you do. He was one less car, he can ride and wear whatever the hell he likes!
I mean seriously, what your saying is you saw a guy riding a bike today - and you got so excited about it you had to post on the internet to make yourself feel better. What if you saw a guy riding a rusty bike wearing dirty jeans, would you ask us if you should assume he's a tramp? What was it that annoyed you the most, the fact that he upstaged you or the fact that clearly he cant be a "real" cyclist becasue they are all in france?

Did it occur to you that he may just be supporting his team? Have you ever worn a football shirt during the world cup? Why thats terrible...but your not a "real" player OMG how could you!!

Jeeeeeees this is the dumbest thread Ive ever waisted my life responding to. Get over yourself - and get a better bike to make you feel more adequate - small boy disease can be crippling if it gets out of control
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I think you saw someone riding a Cervelo bike in a Garmin-Cervelo kit. That's all.
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I saw a rider today dressed in a clown suit with a pancake on his head riding the new Cervelo S5 and thought nothing of it other than to wave hello.
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Originally Posted by mrbubbles
I was commuting today for errands and I saw a guy decked out in a full Garmin-Cervelo kit on a Cervelo R-series zipping along on an MUP.

Waddaya think?
I guess they told you, eh?
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No, he is just someone who has been far more successful in his life than you and can easily afford nice things.
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I actually don't own any team kits, but looking at the new Garmin-Cervelo kit on the TdF, I'd buy one of their jerseys!! they just look so cool!!
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Originally Posted by JustinHorne
Well... For what it's worth...

Big 4th of July thing tonight, and traffic is KILLER historically at this event.

I hopped on my $3k+ bike in cargo shorts, a short sleeve button up, and hoodie, as well as helmet and clipless shoes. I'm sure any roadies probably thought I looked silly, but I only own one bike, so...
I think it's silly that you only own one bike.
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OP, you're the poseur, thinking you're the only cyclist.
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Wow that backfired...
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You mean, poseur as opposed to a Garmin-Cervelo team member, right?

Are there any pro races in your area right now?

I've seen both, here in Boulder - actual G-C team members and regular folks wearing G-C kit and riding an R5. But, you know, the team is headquartered here...
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I like the new jerseys the Cervelo team is wearing in TdF. I think I might get a replica to wear even though I don't own a Cervelo.
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Lots of folks use the local MUP here for rides, or to get to and from rides. It's safer than riding in the street, and a lot easier with no lights, etc.

Bad assumption you're making.
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Originally Posted by sharrn
Who cares? There's some days after a long ride I'm too worn out to deal with traffic and put forth the extra effort there, so I take the mup and cruise back.
+1....who cares anyway?

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I think it's silly that you only own one bike.
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Nashbar has a Radio Shack sale going on right now. I need a new jersey, and for $30 you can't go wrong. I didn't want to personify the poseur mentality until reading this thread - just ordered two. Bibs are only $60.
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Who cares?? I wore a full 2010 Garmin Slipstream get-up this weekend on all my rides as I accumilated 247 miles. Picked the gear up off the clearance rack at a Pearl Izumi outlet because it was cheap, comfortable, and fit my shrinking body. Didn't know I needed someone's permission or that I could be labeled a poser. Why spend your time worrying about such silly things, get out there and ride instead.
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