RE: [CR]Poseurs and Le Poseur Jersey

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From: "Roman Stankus" <rstankus@mindspring.com>
To: "'Donald Gillies'" <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Poseurs and Le Poseur Jersey
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 08:24:33 -0400
In-Reply-To: <200706210201.l5L21hri028721@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
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One of my favorite poseur outfits is the latest Sachs team kit while riding a Sachs. What I like avbout some of the poseur wear is that on occasion there is some nice design/graphics and that appeals to my design sense. At Cirque, Richard Sachs asked about a poseur jersey I was wearing and my connection to it - I replied that I was a "design whore" and usually select the riding gear I wear based on the design motif, color, graphics, etc.

I have some nice one color wool jerseys I like to wear in the winter because of their comfort over a wide temp range.

I feel a kinship with just about everyone I bump into riding a bike. It makes me feel good to see folks out riding after work in the evenings alone or in groups. I try to not be too judgemental about their garb knowing my own prefernces cover a lot of territory.

Roman "livin' the dream" Stankus Atlanta, Georgia USA
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of
> Donald Gillies
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:02 PM
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Poseurs and Le Poseur Jersey
>
> By way of explanation (maybe i should not bother, its
> probably going to get me in deeper), just about everyone
> (myself included) except a select few REAL team members is by
> definition a poseur whenever they ride a team bike from a
> team that never sponsored them.
>
> I was suggesting that the jersey might a compliment a team
> bike because it would show that rider didn't take their
> ownership of a team bike _too seriously_. Moreover, to me, a
> poser is someone who is at the front of the back in
> boastfulness and equipment, but at the back of the peloton
> (or not even present) on a real club ride ...
>
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA