I was reading the new issue of Cycle Canada. According to Max Burns, we ride detuned versions of top notch race bikes. Even with detuned bikes a large majority of us will never ride to the bikes full potential on or off the track. Suffering mile after mile with your body weight on your wrists. The horrible streets and hwys will never allow you unleash what you bike was meant for (especially the 604). We clad our selves in expensive gear that matches our bike's color schemes for "safety". Perhaps Max Burns has a point.
So, if you ride for the joy of riding, does it matter what kinda bike you ride? (so long as it's reliable). Perhaps the cruiser guys got the right idea about riding. Comfy, wind to the face, and your old lady on the back
I guess I might be a psuedo posers since I ride a "standard" that is some what sporty.
Let the flaming begin