Its strange, but whenever I go into the LBS where I purchased my bike last year, all of the employees kind look at me like "what would someone his size be doing in here". Even the salesman that sold me the bike is like that. I just feel strange in there and definitely not like its a place where I would want to hang out and learn from them. I see the guys come in there on their fancy road bikes and the employees there act like those riders are Gods. And it isnt like they are friends, because they all introduce themselves and dont talk like they even know them.
Maybe its just my local LBS. There is a LBS on the Silver Comet Trail here in Ga., and those guys act like they are sincerely interested in helping you.