How to look cool at you LBS (not)

rally200 Posts: 646
edited June 2009 in Road beginners
Saturday morning I called in at an LBS that I don't usually use - I overheard a customer talking about the shop'sorganised "runs and rides". When it was my turn to be served I asked when were these runs and rides, and then (in front of god knows how many people) "what's the difference between a run and a ride?" (thinkng it was something to do with length or intensity) - at that very moment I realise its a triathlon specialist - the guy looks me in the eye and with a straight face says "well on a ride we tend to take our bicycles, and on a run we just, sort of run"

I don't know if I can go back to pick up my repair job. I might have to ask them the difference between riding and swimming next time


  • NoNotAgain
    NoNotAgain Posts: 91
    Ahaha, great story, really!
    Dang, things like this happen all the time.
    I'm glad also people whose native language is English can step onto such a trap.
    Take it easy, mate. Walk in there with a smile on your face - at least they'll remember you!
    1,000km+ a month, strictly road.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I do stuff like that all the time, don't worry, its quite nice if people think you are mental.
  • Marko1962
    Marko1962 Posts: 320
    No one will know it's you.....


    honest :lol:
  • badhand
    badhand Posts: 115
    It's the shops fault for mixing the two. It's ridiculous to think it's possible for people to 'run' as well as ride, let alone swimming!

    Gentle strolls to the bar maybe...
  • Easyriding
    Easyriding Posts: 56
    I've just read your post and laughed out loud. I'm glad it's not just me who does these things. Good on yer! :oops:
  • rally200
    rally200 Posts: 646
    Marko1962 wrote:
    No one will know it's you.....


    honest :lol:

    Unfortunately I bear an uncanny likeness to Groucho Marx.

    Even more unfortunately I'm a girl
  • rally200
    rally200 Posts: 646
    Not really - I'm an ugly old bloke