I can't believe the call I just received...
The director of activities for the nearby timeshare office just called and asked whether we had bikes for rent yet. This is the same office that has a "gravity tour" they advertise...taking hapless tourists up a fire road that is mostly downhill, usually on our rental bikes unless they happen to have brought their own...in which case they probably ride enough to see how lame the tour is. Last year the bikes came back so thrashed the shop owner had us make sure to warn the customers renting the bikes that they were fully responsible for them, including damage the clown piling them on top of the shuttle van caused, so keep an eye on them. At one point we discussed not renting them out for the tour at all as regular rentals put nowhere near the damage into them as this tour. We never did charge the customers for the damage as we felt a bit sorry for them.
Back to the phonecall, I explain to the very pushy lady that all we have for rent so far are comfort/cruisers made for the pavement, which is just as well because all our backroads and trails are still too soggy to ride without causing damage (it was snowing while I was on the phone).
Her response was, "Oh, so they can only ride on the roads and be killed by cars?"
I am still dumbfounded that someone can be that ignorant.