Is riding around the block enough for a test ride?
We had a good day for a ride. I went with my daughter to the LBS. I wanted to buy a Cat
Eye LD 1000 rear blinky for commenting. While I was there I asked about their road
bikes. They said the most I could test ride it was around the block. I then asked if I could
rent a bike to test ride. They would not do that either. I could see their point, they do not
want to risk the newness of a bike on a test ride.
How would I tell the feel of a bike if I am only permitted to ride around the block?
I have not ridden a road bike in more than 20 years.