Seems two presidents have made cycling news.
Yesterday at his last press conference, President Bush mentioned how he rode his mountain bike to forget being president for a short time and President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn had their bikes stolen from inside the Carter Center in Atlanta earlier this month.
According to to the Associated Press, The couple likes to ride bicycles in nearby Freedom Park when they have free time. Peter Wicker, the owner of a local bike shop, donated the bicycles to the Carters in 2007 after seeing the poor condition of their old bikes, which had been brought in for repairs.
Bush simultaneously quipped about the all-consuming nature of the job as well as his regular mountain biking. He said: “And there’s not a moment where you don’t think about being president. Unless you’re riding mountain bikes as hard as you possibly can, trying to forget for the moment.”
It’s good to be the president – President George W. Bush rides his mountain bike on the Laoshan Olympic Mountain Bike Course in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
I’ve not seen President Clinton on any of the beautiful roads near his home in Chappaua. President, if you need a loaner I have a cross-bike ready and waiting that should fit you just fine. Promise not to drop you.