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President Bush's weekend ride....

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Bush Takes to Trails With Chinese Cyclists
    JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
    Sun Nov 20,12:26 PM ET


    BEIJING - First, it was seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. On Sunday, hopefuls for China's Olympic mountain biking team got a chance to go pedal to pedal against President Bush in his sport of choice.

    "Good day for a bike ride," Bush said as he walked toward the six Chinese bikers — three female and three male — at the Laoshan Olympic Mountain Bike Course. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics. "How do you say, `Take it easy on the old man?'"

    After posing for pictures, Bush was given a tan, zip-up sweater with a leather "Beijing 2008" logo. And then they were off — Bush wearing loose-fitting navy bike shorts and a black windbreaker and the competition in skintight orange-and-yellow bike outfits.

    Or at least Bush was.

    Sunglasses, gloves and helmet on, he rode away before the other riders had even pulled their bikes off the rack. So Bush — who usually rides out of sight of reporters or cameras — made a few wide loops in front of the waiting media crowd and joked about being a showoff.

    The hourlong spin around dusty trails was the second bike excursion of Bush's eight-day trip through Asia. He rode Thursday at a military base in Busan, South Korea.

    About 15 minutes into the ride, the pack — with Bush at the front — emerged from around a sharp corner, riding fast down a hill on a narrow trail through scrubby, brown brush.

    "Remind you of Crawford?" a reporter yelled, referring to the Texas town where Bush has a ranch. He took Armstrong for a two-hour ride there in August.

    "Better than Crawford," Bush shouted back over his shoulder.

    Later, the president clarified his comment.

    "Compared to Crawford, this trail is a great bike trail and really difficult. It is clear I couldn't make the Chinese Olympic cycling team," he joked.








     

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  2. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  3. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Did you hear his response when asked why he didn't look as enthusiastic about his conversations with the Chinese leader?


    His response was "Ya ever heard of a little thing called Jet Lag?"
    I feel sorry for us Americans.....
     
  4. Echo

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    I don't suppose there's any way you dillholes could keep politics out of this thread :rolleyes:
     
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    PonySoldier Monkey

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    Not a chance....:D
     
  6. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    It appears that the Prez got a new bike....

    All I gotta say its better that he rides than if he didn't.
     
  7. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    How tempted do you think they were to just drop him? :D
     
  8. Morryjg

    Morryjg Mr. Ho Jangles

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    Oh great. Now the Pres is getting more ride time than me as well. :think:
     
  9. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Why does he always insist on riding up front? Trail hog.
     
  10. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Looks like the Chinese MTB Team are using Specialized and Treks...
     
  11. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    I dont usually agree with his politics, but still that is really cool.
     
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    Tiny Penis..Big Ego would be the answer here..:dancing:
     
  13. Smelly

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    hey, he finally went clipless
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Welcome to last year.

    :p
     
  15. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :rolleyes:

    Lame... if you have been invited to ride with a world leader who's in decent shape on a bike ride, I highly doubt you would push past them just to be up front. It's all about respect.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    That's what he meant...
     
  17. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Lets also not forget....


    How do you know he was upfront the entire time? Ya think they might have set up those photo ops? :think:
     
  18. PonySoldier

    PonySoldier Monkey

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    Speaking of Lame..try to be a little objective and tone down the hero worship....:eviltongu
     
  19. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    You're just mad cuz the Prez's dedication to riding his MTB is greater than than yours...

    :p


    :devil:
     
  20. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    More like their bosses told them to not pass the foriegn dignitary or they would be shot!
     
  21. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Damn, I thought the hot pink/yellow skin suits went out in the 80's...

    Thank god Dubya decided not to wear one too.
     
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    I finally have something positive to say about Bush. 1) He had the common sense to stay away from the spandex. 2) He finally dumped the toe-clips--for clipless pedals...
     
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    Why can't it ever be mountain cross? I wanna see some elbows to the presidential jaw.
     
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    The Chinese team looks like they are going to fall asleep from boredom.
     

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    That's what I was thinking...LOL!

    And it really does suck that he's getting trail time and I am not :think:
     
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    Hey, at least he has disks now. I guess that's what happens when you have a $7 gazillion budget. :rolleyes: Makes it so he doesn't look like a complete retard next to the Chinese cycling team...