Indeed. It's also possible that they do have a road bike but it's being fixed so have to commute on a different bike for a bit.If the alternative was a shocker I'd take the bus/train/shanks's
TBF the OP wasn't all "haha what an idiot" seemed quite lighthearted to me.
Anyone commuting on a DH bike is not afraid of hard work. A light FSer eg a 5.5 (chill binners, some