In honor of the debates, I thought I would dig up some photos of candidates on bicycles. I found this photo of Obama on a bicycle. Ugh… Mr. President is not exactly inspiring confidence with his ride. At least he is wearing a helmet. Then Senator Obama was riding a Trek commuter with a flat tire, and what is up with that fender? It looks like a tail! The only thing missing from that bike is a basket. When we are talking cycling prowess with recent presidents, I hate to admit it, but it is hard to beat President George W. Bush.
Now here is George W. Bush, also with a Trek. However, this bike is not commuter. I believe this is a Trek Fuel full suspension mountain bike featuring disc brakes. This blows President Obama’s puny commuter away! President Bush also looks like he has put in a few miles on the trails. Sidi shoes, clipless pedals, hydration pack. There is even a couple of work stands in the background! I am not so sure about the shorts and t-shirt, however I guess the public is not ready for the presidential giblets in bicycle shorts. Those socks are a definite fail. P-U! So Bush set the bar in terms of cycling presidents. How does Romney do?