100% true bike shop story (happened today). “I’m not paid to have opinions, sir.”

Guy comes in looking for a saddle like the one he bought from us a year ago.
Becky’s helping him, asks what his name is, so she can look it up and see.

Guy: Oh, I wouldn’t be in there, I wouldn’t have given you my name.
Becky: I can be pretty persuasive, let me check.
Guy: Well what, you work for the CIA or something?
Becky: Yep
Becky looks it up, sure enough, it’s there.
Guy: What, how did you get that?
Becky: It’s right here dude.
Guy: So what do you think happened in Paris? Who’s behind it?
Becky: I’m not paid to have opinions, sir.

This customer fits into the category of appearing in most ways normal
but pretty sure he lives inside a Faraday cage.

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Yeah, would be nice to get rid of Kevin’s seizures


It’s not every ride that Kevin has a seizure; it happens enough that it might seem that way, but the reality is that he can go weeks at a time without a problem. But having not ridden Tuesday because of some flank pain, I knew it was a bit more likely today. There’s at least a mild correlation between adrenalin and seizures, but I had hope that, without Marcus for Kevin to try and keep up with, he’d be OK.

We had Eric, Karen, Karl and the other Kevin (pilot) with us today, and really, nobody was trying to go very fast. So why was Kevin (my son) up at the front, setting a pace that, let’s say, wasn’t without passion? Anytime we get to Kings via the park in under 10 minutes means that we’re not taking it easy.

As we head up Kings I find that I’m pulling ahead of him, which shouldn’t be the case, so I look back and see the scene above. Kevin’s (2nd from left) gotten off his bike, heading for the edge of the road where he can lie down and wait out the seizure. Could be a lot worse. Kevin always has enough warning of a seizure coming on that he can come to a stop, get off his bike and sit down. This was a fairly long one, almost two minutes, after which he was a bit groggy for awhile but got better as he went.

He wanted to cut the ride short and head back down 84, but ended up making it the whole way, the ride having continued at a fairly moderate pace. So he hangs tough and keeps going, but sure would be nice if we could fix him.

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