Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Poseur, or not?

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Poseur, or not?

Old 12-24-11, 08:41 AM
  #1  
rangerdavid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rangerdavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Posts: 5,094

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-6 2014 Trek Domaine 5.9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Poseur, or not?

quite frankly, I think these pictures look absolutely ridiculous, except that his father ownes the company. So, if your dad owns the company, and your name is Alessandro Colnago, is it ok to dress like this for a ride, or are you a poseur??













sorry, but I think he looks ridiculous...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
031.jpg (55.2 KB, 612 views)
File Type: jpg
020.jpg (50.8 KB, 675 views)

Last edited by rangerdavid; 12-24-11 at 09:53 AM.
rangerdavid is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:45 AM
  #2  
miyata man
Senior Member
 
miyata man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,187
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You also probably wear sweatshirts, think starbucks make coffee, and find it pretty easy to assault Italian style from a blue collar outlook. And you also misspelled "ridiculous". Merry Christmas and a better next year.
miyata man is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:46 AM
  #3  
AdelaaR
Senior Member
 
AdelaaR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vlaamse Ardennen, Belgium
Posts: 3,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Wool hat in combination with exposed legs does seem weird ... but maybe he's just way cooler than you, OP ... maybe this guy has enough power to be able to dress like this and get away with it.
AdelaaR is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:47 AM
  #4  
BikeMech
I bike in the nude
 
BikeMech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mobile,Alabama
Posts: 245

Bikes: Custom. '02 trek 1000 with ultegra and dura ace components. Too much to list... Just ask me

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From the picture that i can see on my phone,i don't see anything wrong with the second one.
BikeMech is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:47 AM
  #5  
Forza
Con forza e velocità
 
Forza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newcastle, WA
Posts: 690

Bikes: Spesh S-Works - Tarmac SL4, Spesh S-Works Venge, BMC Team Machine SLR01, Spesh Allez - FrankenForza

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Looks like magazine article copy, except for the fact the composition is horrid.

If they are everyday pictures. then yes...

Forza is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:47 AM
  #6  
RUOkie
Scarlet Knight
 
RUOkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In a Haggard Song
Posts: 11,271

Bikes: 2009 ORBEA Onix Rival. 2012 Felt Breed, 1999 Raleigh 500

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 4 Posts
OP. Fail
RUOkie is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:48 AM
  #7  
mmmdonuts
Gluteus Enormus
 
mmmdonuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,245

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well technically he is posing for the photos.
mmmdonuts is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:49 AM
  #8  
coasting 
Still can't climb
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
Posts: 23,024
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
whats wrong with how he dresses?
__________________
coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack
coasting is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:50 AM
  #9  
Velo Gator
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 14,723

Bikes: Cervélo S2

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 9 Posts
He's just European.
Velo Gator is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:53 AM
  #10  
coasting 
Still can't climb
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
Posts: 23,024
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
He's just European.
i wont hold that against him.
__________________
coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack
coasting is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 08:56 AM
  #11  
ChucklesKY
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sucking wind in the Bluegrass countryside
Posts: 218

Bikes: 2010 Trek 2.3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's gonna be a LOONNGGG winter!
ChucklesKY is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 09:22 AM
  #12  
gbg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 628
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
He looks tres rediculous!
gbg is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 09:43 AM
  #13  
Right Said Fred
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 459
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
At least he's not wearing the kit of a team he doesn't ride for like most poseurs.
Right Said Fred is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 09:47 AM
  #14  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 38,333

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 687 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15306 Post(s)
Liked 609 Times in 425 Posts
Nice Christmas touch with the footwear.
Velo Vol is online now  
Old 12-24-11, 09:48 AM
  #15  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 48,873

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 165 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8290 Post(s)
Liked 978 Times in 614 Posts
When I clicked on this thread, I expected to see someone in branded kit from head to toe.

I say "or not."
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 09:56 AM
  #16  
rangerdavid
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rangerdavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Posts: 5,094

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-6 2014 Trek Domaine 5.9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
but maybe he's just way cooler than you, OP ... maybe this guy has enough power to be able to dress like this and get away with it.


That wouldn't take much.......
rangerdavid is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 09:58 AM
  #17  
Forza
Con forza e velocità
 
Forza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newcastle, WA
Posts: 690

Bikes: Spesh S-Works - Tarmac SL4, Spesh S-Works Venge, BMC Team Machine SLR01, Spesh Allez - FrankenForza

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ChucklesKY View Post
It's gonna be a LOONNGGG winter!
+1
Forza is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:05 AM
  #18  
hodie21
Sucking Wheel at the back
 
hodie21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bristol, VA
Posts: 779

Bikes: Lynskey Helix Sport, Lynskey M290, Cervelo S3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Why is he riding 808's?
hodie21 is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:12 AM
  #19  
Garfield Cat
Senior Member
 
Garfield Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 6,943

Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 400 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 24 Posts
Ever since Steve Jobs died, I have seen so many mock turtlenecks and jeans type costumes around. Next time you go into a GAP store, check out the mock turtlenecks.

Now that "Jobs look" is ridiculous.
Garfield Cat is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:14 AM
  #20  
jrobe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 6 Posts
A poseur is just someone that makes more money than you.
jrobe is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:15 AM
  #21  
RUOkie
Scarlet Knight
 
RUOkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In a Haggard Song
Posts: 11,271

Bikes: 2009 ORBEA Onix Rival. 2012 Felt Breed, 1999 Raleigh 500

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 285 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by hodie21 View Post
Why is he riding 808's?
Because he can.
RUOkie is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:17 AM
  #22  
pallen
Descends like a rock
 
pallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 4,029

Bikes: Scott Foil, Surly Pacer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Poseur? no.
D-bag? maybe.

I'm also jealous.
pallen is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:17 AM
  #23  
Bighec
Senior Member
 
Bighec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Could have done without the wool hat and red booties...
Bighec is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:21 AM
  #24  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 48,873

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 165 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8290 Post(s)
Liked 978 Times in 614 Posts
Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Ever since Steve Jobs died, I have seen so many mock turtlenecks and jeans type costumes around. Next time you go into a GAP store, check out the mock turtlenecks.

Now that "Jobs look" is ridiculous.
What are you talking about?
__________________
Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 12-24-11, 10:27 AM
  #25  
tomng1989
Infected with WWism
 
tomng1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OP must be jelly, especially of those red booties.
tomng1989 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.