I was just looking for high quality pedals that would survive under my use. But anyway, maybe the guy at the store just had some incorrect misconceptions about what road bicycles are. Maybe he was thinking I had a motorbike?
As for what I have on it... well, its got your standard deraileur unit, I think 12 speeds, level handle bar (none of that dipping you find on race bikes), 27" wheels (if I am not mistaken), a gel touring saddle (I'm still making up my mind as to weather I like this saddle, or the old 30 year old touring saddle). So, I guess as far as I can make out, perhaps its not any one specific type/class of bike. Anyway, thanks for the answers guys.