Are you in denial ?
First, you called anybody that does not place in their age group poseurs if they have 3000$ bikes (your original post).
Then, you mentioned that you have in fact a 3000$ bike.
Then, you HAD to tell us about your racing credentials (as high as 4th overall).
Sorry, but you fit very well in the category I described in a previous post, that is: 'fast age groupers that think that all athletes faster than themselves are studs and all athletes slower than themselves are lame and, of course, poseurs if they happen to have nice bikes'.
I don't know you, but if I had to bet, I would place my money on the fact that you are in fact part of the asshole group overepresented in the fast age groupers.
Francois in Montreal