I am probably the ultimate poser. I own two tri bikes that combined could easily pay for a decent late model car. I rarely see a podium unless it's a super small local race, and even then rarely. However, I can afford nice bikes and they make me very happy.
My last race I finished 61 of 225 in the 35-39 at Alcatraz and 232 of 1258 overall. Does that mean I have to sell my bikes and get a Huffy????? If I do get the Huffy, better not let me pass you or you'll hear about it for sure!
All in good fun,
P.S. I also got a nice set of golf clubs that collect dust ever since I bought a bike.