This may be a noob question, but I'd appreciate your advice. I'm looking to buy my first road bike in 20 years. When I test ride a bike at local shops, the sales person at each shop goes out to the parking lot and waits while I do a couple of loops around the parked cars.
I wouldn't buy a car if I could only drive it in the dealer's lot, and I'm reluctant to spend $2000+ on a bike without riding it for 5-10 miles. Demos aren't a good option because I'm tall and I require a big bike. Should I insist on a longer ride, or is that something that's not done?