Bicycles of the presidents and candidates:Sun Aug 5, 2012 11:37am184.108.40.206I wish I could post this on my favorite bicycling forum, but they have a strict rule about avoiding politics.
I won't vote for a president based on his bike riding. I just think the pictures are interesting.
George W. Bush attracted plenty of detractors and criticism, but he set the bar for bike-riding presidents. His Secret Service guys were frequently huffin' and puffin' to keep up.
President Obama has proven that he can at least keep his bike upright. He has been seen occasionally riding a "comfort bike," most often with his family. Nothin' wrong with that.
Ron Paul recently had his photo - riding a bike - on the Drudge Report. So he, too, can at least keep the bike upright (while riding with one hand!), but his quadriceps don't give the impression he's "king of the mountain."
Mitt Romney riding a bike - many years ago in a previous life as a Mormon missionary. And once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget... right?
Ronald Reagan and his first wife, Jane Wyman, get some exercise. Maybe to counteract the effects of smoking?
Former prez Jimmy Carter takes an environmentally friendly stance on transportation by biking.
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