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Old 06-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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Proof you're NOT a Poser (picture thread)

After reading BorisRoberts and C-Stains bitchfest about being being a poser, I got to thinking............

Am I a poser or NOT?

What kind of bike do I have to ride to NOT be a poser?
What kind of gear should I wear to NOT be a poser?
How many years experience do I have to have to NOT be a poser?
How many miles per year do I have to ride to NOT be a poser?
How many different motorcyling disiplines do I have to ride to NOT be a poser??

Post YOUR photos explaining to my why you are NOT a poser!!!
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:47 AM   #2
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Maybe I am a poser......
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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Maybe I am a poser......
Prove it!
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:50 AM   #4
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Got a Catch22 there. If you pose with your bike for pic, doesn't that by definition make you posing?



But my bike is a poser. Don't take lots of pics though. 8400 feet in the mountains.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:55 AM   #5
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Prove it!
Garage pics equal poser pics, right? One doesn't even have an engine for crying out loud




I'd go the other way with action shots to prove non-poser-ness, but those can always be disputed, so I'll go this direction....
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:17 AM   #6
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What's the difference between a wannabe and a poser? This needs to be moved to Jo momma for proper answers to these questions. The air up here is mighty thin.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:17 AM   #7
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Morans are not posers

(blured on purpose to keep FeMans, Cigars, and Kennyanc dignity intact )


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Old 06-12-2015, 11:31 AM   #8
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The fact that I'm posting in this thread probably makes me a poser.

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:35 AM   #9
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I've seen this thread for years, but never got around to contributing. Well, here it is.


This first is my left hip, replaced after a Toyota pick-up turned left in front of me on my then XT600. I have a shot of the broken/dislocated femur, but that one shows my penis so I left it out!


This one is my right knee after an ACL reconstruction in about 1989. Original injury was a first turn MX crash on a 1989 YZ250. No metal, just 3 screws. I didn't add the picture, but my left knee looks identical after an ACL in 1995 or so, the result of hitting ice in a Hare Scrambles race riding a 1992 RM250.


This is my left wrist with metal added after the SECOND bad break in 2013.
This was the result of a track day crash on my R6. Tucked the front at 90. Oops.


And last, my right leg. Broke the fibula and spiraled the tibia when my leg was trapped under my 950SE in 2013. That one hurt a little.


Can I be in the club!?
This is how I know I'm not a poser. I ride for the love of the ride, and I've paid the price. As I've gotten older, I don't ride less, but I ride less seriously. No more track or off-road racing. Not even a lot of dirt rides anymore.. Lots of trips to the store, coffee shop, picking up the kids from school, etc.

Does that make me a poser? I don't fucking care. I ride for the love of it. Even if it's only to the coffee shop.

IMHO, anyone who can take the time to call another rider a poser IS a poser.

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:38 AM   #10
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I bought a Kermit chair so I can't be a poser. Also, Twisted Throttle published a photo in their catalog that I submitted to them. The fact that I drop my bike in camp and let someone else pick it up means nothing. I'm the real deal! Just ask me.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:42 AM   #11
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I bought a Kermit chair so I can't be a poser. Also, Twisted Throttle published a photo in their catalog that I submitted to them. The fact that I drop my bike in camp and let someone else pick it up means nothing. I'm the real deal! Just ask me.
I'll pick up your bike for you. Does that make me a wannabe?
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:43 AM   #12
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This is how I know I'm a terrible rider.

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Sorry, with that many injuries I had to do it!
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:47 AM   #13
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This is how I know I'm not a poser. I ride for the love of the ride, and I've paid the price.
heh. ^^^

yep, i was posed for this shot:



wasn't posing for this one, though:



i haven't owned a car/truck in a few years and ride a motorcycle everywhere i go. here is one day of commuting home from work:



am i a poser? i dunno.

i do know i love to ride.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:49 AM   #14
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I'll pick up your bike for you. Does that make me a wannabe?
Maybe, but riding across the country with a cig hanging from your lips with only a trickle of blood feeding your myocardium makes you a hardcore mofo.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:49 AM   #15
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Right now I am a poser. After my first advride I wont be.
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