Has anyone said hairy legs and non-cycling specific wool socks yet? These tend to coincide with the SPD-sandals though.
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kiwirider said:... if you race to catch up to people at traffic lights and then slipstream them for as long as you can without saying a word and without ever thinking of taking a pull in the wind, you might be a Fred ...
Saddlesaw said:14. If you leave the plastic peak on your helmet you might be a Fred
15. If you have a DayGlo flag flying you might be a Fred
16. If you wear underwear under your knicks you might be a Fred
17. If you are playing music out loud from your MP3 player which is strapped to the bars (yes I have ridden with such an animal on a tour) you ARE a Fred!
Incidentally he also wore tube socks, wore a helmet mirror and had aero bars fitted to his MTB....best in class!
Archibald said:I love doing something like this to the commuters with the expensive road bikes in all their lycra team kits, and quietly sit on their wheel while they bust their ar$es to ride at 30kmh... surely that doesn't make me a Fred...
RDV4ROUBAIX said:If you've accumulated more than 5 thousand posts on a cycling forum,.. you just might be a fred.
brewerjeff said:"Fred or Poser?".... "Poser or Fred?" where do I want to be? I got a lot of the Poser gear, but my contrarian heart cries Fred... maybe there's a compromise... Instead of being an off-the rack, carbon copy (pun intended), me-too poser I'll be a Fred with a Flare. Frederico!
BroDeal said:We probably need a separate poser thread since the two are different and people often confuse the two.
brewerjeff said:I will defer to you, oh ancient one with the 5k PLUS posts. Please teach us the signs of the poser. I have neither the knowledge, nor experience nor time to start such a thread, and guide it.
Notso Swift said:6000 now...
Not sure if I know the signs of a Poser, but I am pretty sure I am one, ergo:
Bike worth more than car
shaves legs but usually only averages about 35kph (when ever I see mates just say I am on a "recovery" ride...)
Italian kit (Castelli, would be trumped by Assos or Rapha, naturally)
Has rollers, but I need to concentrate
I do (at least) race... but it is in a low grade...
Road Hazard said:Heh, I have a carbon, past tour worthy frame, and wear Pearl Izumi! I race to work according to my own idea of where the finish line is and contest random people on the weekend.
Poser though I may be, I am in better shape and having more fun than I have in years.
brewerjeff said:Fun? You mean you have fun riding your bike? Can people TELL you are having fun? If you show it, I think "fun" is a Fred thing.