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Just another day at work.....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by motomike, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    So I was working in the bike shop today. About mid afternoon, Bobby Labonte walks in(Nascar driver). He says he wants a bike to ride. So, after about an hour of talking, he and a coworker of mine close the deal on two bikes:
    a fully loaded Orbea Orca, AND an S-works Tarmac, custom built as a "climbing bike". The Tarmac should be under 15 pounds. Two bikes I can only dream of riding.

    So this got me thinking. Has anybody else delt with people like this in their shops? It's pretty eye-opening when it happens. I'm bored.
     

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  2. JRB

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    You mean dumb ass rednecks that are just going to turn left into people???
     
  3. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    YES!!! Unfortunately, I am next to the "capital" of Nascar, Petty Interprises. There are like 5 or 6 drivers within 10 minutes of my house. It sucks.
     
  4. rzakt

    rzakt Chimp

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    I don't know if any of you know of Cami Stock. She is a professinal triathlete. She frequents the store and leads a bi weekly tri clinic. Tom Danielson of Discovery has been in a few times. Allison Dunlap comes by every now and then. Thats just a few. Most of them roadies that I don't even know who they are till someone tells me.
     
  5. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I, at times, helpout my local LBS and do sales in the store.Yetserday a guy and his g/f walk in and winds up buying a $1600 Bianchi road bike for his g/f that doesnt ride? She takes it out for a spin, loves it. Sold. The whole deal took 10 minutes tops. He tells me he needs a floor pump .. he spent over a half hour looking at this one $35 pump from zefal, asking 20 questions about it, testing it out etc. and then still couldnt decide which pump to buy and said he had to think about it. I would have thought the bike would have been the longer of the two
     
  6. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i see morgan freeman and isaac hayes a lot. they never come in my deli though, they always eat at the fancy place across the street.
     
  7. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Yeah, race car drivers are so stupid.
    They make millions of dollars for driving around in a car and doing something they love.
    Man, what a waste.
    They could be spending all day on messageboards instead.