Posers

7/15/2015 5:57pm Edited Date/Time 7/20/2015 8:34am
This is a topic we all think about at one point or another... We all know that guy. Share your experiences of that one guy you know who wants people to know he rides. I'll share more experiences once the thread goes on.

This was sparked by a page I visited on Instagram, just read the bio....


This guy really looks like he shouldn't have a bike.....
https://instagram.com/p/5GeA4Or9OY/
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Grizz
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7/15/2015 6:12pm
I don't really mind what other people do.

But it is funny that when I meet people I usually leave out the fact that I race dirt bikes. If you find that out its because I get to know you more or my friend told you. I don't want motocross to be the only thing people think they can talk to me about...
7/15/2015 6:14pm
motokiwi wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2015/07/15/97848/s1200_Screenshot_2015_07_16_13_04_33_Large.jpg[/img]


Hahaha you must have screenshotted that a while ago
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7/15/2015 6:17pm
I have close friends that tell me years after meeting them, "I didn't know you race dirtbikes". Usually it's my friends that tell others about my racing. Sometimes I wish they didn't because everybody has that story about their quad or snowmobile that you couldn't care less about.

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7/15/2015 6:25pm
motokiwi wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2015/07/15/97848/s1200_Screenshot_2015_07_16_13_04_33_Large.jpg[/img]


Hahaha you must have screenshotted that a while ago
About 5min ago
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7/15/2015 6:27pm
I have 2 sets of friends, as I would assume most do. It is really annoying when one of the non-moto ones finds out and goes through a "launched it" or "people were watching" story.
7/15/2015 6:29pm Edited Date/Time 7/15/2015 6:33pm
motokiwi wrote:
[img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2015/07/15/97848/s1200_Screenshot_2015_07_16_13_04_33_Large.jpg[/img]


Hahaha you must have screenshotted that a while ago
motokiwi wrote:
About 5min ago
That's not even my username... It hasn't been for months....

Edit: ohhhhh shit you just reminded me I have an old profile I forgot the password to
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7/15/2015 6:40pm
mx836 wrote:
I have close friends that tell me years after meeting them, "I didn't know you race dirtbikes". Usually it's my friends that tell others about my...
I have close friends that tell me years after meeting them, "I didn't know you race dirtbikes". Usually it's my friends that tell others about my racing. Sometimes I wish they didn't because everybody has that story about their quad or snowmobile that you couldn't care less about.
Exactly
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7/15/2015 6:41pm
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week). Anything less is the definition of poser in my book.
7/15/2015 6:46pm
bob567 wrote:
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week)...
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week). Anything less is the definition of poser in my book.
So you have to put in 12 20 minute motos to not be a poser? Lol your funny, guy. What about all the dedicated free riders like Vinnie Carbone and most of DBK that spend days in the hills with a shovel?
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7/15/2015 6:49pm
bob567 wrote:
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week)...
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week). Anything less is the definition of poser in my book.
Your book must be fiction.
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7/15/2015 6:55pm
So your are saying you ride MORE than 12 20minute motos per week or butt hurt because you don't and are a poser?
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7/15/2015 6:55pm
bob567 wrote:
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week)...
The average hardcore non pro motocross rider is on the track less than 4hrs per week or 2% of their time. (12 20minute motos per week). Anything less is the definition of poser in my book.
Haha I'm a poser then. Been on a motorcycle since I was 3 years old. Started racing at 7. Am now 28 and don't ride nearly as much due to a kid, marriage, job etc. But still love watching, following, and riding as much as I can.
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7/15/2015 6:59pm
Posers are the life blood of this sport. They buy far more product than those who race. The industry would die without posers.
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7/15/2015 7:00pm
bob567 wrote:
So your are saying you ride MORE than 12 20minute motos per week or butt hurt because you don't and are a poser?


And quite frankly, your opinion is garbage.
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7/15/2015 7:00pm Edited Date/Time 7/15/2015 7:02pm
I would guess 95% of the people on this forum are those same posers the OP is talking about.
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7/15/2015 7:07pm
RMT wrote:
I would guess 95% of the people on this forum are those same posers the OP is talking about.
Make that 99.9% This board is a FAN board not a rider/racer board. All good since thats what they have always wanted it to be.
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7/15/2015 7:09pm
Actually I make my living raping posers for retail plus 10%. Business is good.
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7/15/2015 7:11pm
RMT wrote:
I would guess 95% of the people on this forum are those same posers the OP is talking about.
bob567 wrote:
Make that 99.9% This board is a FAN board not a rider/racer board. All good since thats what they have always wanted it to be.
You must only be a fan then since you are here also. I see in another thread that you only get your info from Pulp and that Matthes saved you over $2000 this year. I figured somebody as hardcore as yourself, riding over 12 20 min. motos a week and all, would be in touch with the industry directly and get everything for free from your bitchin sponsors.
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7/15/2015 7:13pm
bob567 wrote:
Actually I make my living raping posers for retail plus 10%. Business is good.
Why do you need to buy your product from BTO if you sell it yourself? Fuck, you are so cool man. Think you could PM me with info on how to be so core? LaughingWink
7/15/2015 7:23pm
Poser: a rider/racer who tries to impress others with things other than race results.
7/15/2015 7:30pm
Do any of you guys wear your jersey when you go watch a SX live? That seems like the definitive 'poser'.

I'm with you guys that don't bring it up when meeting new people, especially women. Being a decent racer is a lot like being rich. It's attractive, but I'd rather people like me for other reasons, or not like me at all.
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7/15/2015 8:25pm
I think we have a poser in this thread..
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7/15/2015 8:51pm
Grizz wrote:
I don't really mind what other people do. But it is funny that when I meet people I usually leave out the fact that I race...
I don't really mind what other people do.

But it is funny that when I meet people I usually leave out the fact that I race dirt bikes. If you find that out its because I get to know you more or my friend told you. I don't want motocross to be the only thing people think they can talk to me about...
That's why I refuse to meet new people
7/15/2015 8:57pm
RMT wrote:
I would guess 95% of the people on this forum are those same posers the OP is talking about.
I would think most people in this forum are the real deal to be honest.
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7/15/2015 9:08pm Edited Date/Time 7/15/2015 9:09pm
This thread is lame.. Talking about posers is for kids in jr. High school. Yes they are annoying but so is talking about how much "realer" you are.
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7/15/2015 9:08pm
Calling someone a poser is pretty lame taste in my opinion. I used to think I was above people too, but turns out there are some much cooler people in the sport that don't race than do. Believe it or not, it's the elitist "I'm better than you" dorks that drove me away from hanging out at the track. Flame away bros
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7/15/2015 9:20pm
My definition of a poser is someone who wears metal mulisha apparel on purpose.
7/15/2015 9:22pm Edited Date/Time 7/15/2015 9:23pm
peelout wrote:
Calling someone a poser is pretty lame taste in my opinion. I used to think I was above people too, but turns out there are some...
Calling someone a poser is pretty lame taste in my opinion. I used to think I was above people too, but turns out there are some much cooler people in the sport that don't race than do. Believe it or not, it's the elitist "I'm better than you" dorks that drove me away from hanging out at the track. Flame away bros
I understand what you're saying, and I respect that. But I feel it's lame when anyone try's to act like something they are not, you know what I'm saying?

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