Friday, July 4, 2008

George W: MTBer-in-Chief

I guess I haven't really been paying attention, but I just learned George W Bush is a mountain biker. According to reports he started mountain biking in the beginning of 2004 as a substitute for jogging because of a bad knee. He is riding a "Trek Fuel 98 made of space-age carbon fiber with rear suspension that soaks up big bumps. List price: about $3,100. He had it specially fitted by a Washington bicycle retailer" according to the report.

I think it great that the president is a mountain biker. It seems we have a common goal, fitness. We don't have in common how much to spend on fitness. I am perfectly content with my $600 Motobecane Fantom 29 and I saved $2500 over what W spent for his fitness machine.

W rides his bike at his 1583 acre ranch near Crawford, Texas. It must be nice to have your own mountain bike riding park. I do have Marsh Creek State Park that I ride nearby. It is 1705 acres with a 535 acre lake and the government takes care of it for me (and everyone else) !

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