Not everyone on a nice bike gets their feelings hurt because they are dropped by a Fred on a Huffy, only the ones with the delusion that their nice light bike will make them a super hero racer.bimini said:This one is true to form. It is clear it is designed to elicit a response that if favorable to the "posers" and negative towards the "poser bashers".
The only answer I could give was that I was a poser basher because i could not afford the high end stuff. I can afford it but being a cheap SOB it's against my religion to buy it. The answer in regards to a racer who feels the posers don't deserve the good stuff does not fit, it is simply a matter of spending money foolishly.
It's okay to buy the stuff if that's your thing and you don't look down on the others, but in reality it does not make you or the bike any faster, it just makes the bike look a little cooler (with the possible exception of some of the high end real aero wheels). And makes the wallet a lot lighter, but that weight loss has an insignificant impact on speed.
I love to race and I'm competative by nature, if I see a bike in front of me I catch up. (I just can't stop myself) I will ussally say hello and start a conversation. If they give me aires because I or the bike looks Fred (I/it does by the way) I drop their sorry asses. If I can't drop them, I give a friendly salute to their real abilities and the challenge.
I've considered putting together a Super Fred bike starting with a Huffy frame. Then Go to the races and drop the 5k rockets. Oh the shame of being dropped by a Huffy. I know one guy that wins races on an old steel Bridgestone. So far I have only placed maybe this year I can pull in a win.
Really? I disagree. I go to professional football games. There are 70 year old women wearing John Elway jerseys. Does that mean they're trying to pass themselves off as the Man?plus_vite said:...Imagine yourself as the fat guy at the mall who's sporting the Kobe Bryant official team jersey. He has a 2 inch vertical jump and couldn't hit a lay up. He looks silly. There's a lesson there...