Monday, August 15, 2005

Lance's next riding partner: Bush

Lance's next riding partner: Bush

Lance's next riding partner: Bush

August 15, 2005

President George W. Bush is getting plenty of bike time during his ranch vacation and next week he'll hit the trails with seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Armstrong told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that he'll travel to Crawford, Texas, on Saturday to ride with the president around Bush's ranch.

"It's a dream scenario for me," Armstrong said. "Now that President Bush doesn't run anymore, he rides his mountain bike fanatically. People wonder why he stays at the ranch so long, it might be the mountain bike trails."

Bush has become an avid biker in the last couple of years, after a knee injury forced him to give up his jogging routine.

"Like a lot of baby boomers, my knees gave out," Bush explained to seven journalists who accompanied him on a two-hour ride Saturday. "And I believe that mountain biking is going to be an outlet for a lot of people my age. I'm 59, and people are going to realize you get as much aerobic exercise -- if not more on the mountain bike -- without being hobbled."

Bush said he prefers mountain biking to road biking, where riders often shave their legs and wear Lycra shorts. "There are certain things that age brings with it, and not wearing the form-fitting Lycra shorts is one of them, if you know what I mean," Bush joked with the reporters.


At 9:48 PM, CandidlyCaroline said...

I agree. Any man and spandex shorts is not a good combination - even the president. ;)


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