Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Monday, July 07, 2008

President Bush Mountain Bikes in Japan

There is one thing that I really like about President George Bush, he is an avid mountain biker. President Bush owns a very expensive full-suspension Trek mountain Bike and he tries to ride when he has the opportunity, especially at his ranch in Texas.

Mr. Bush will be attending the three-day G8 summit being held in the northern Japanese town of Toyako, a secluded hillside resort overlooking a scenic lake on the island of Hokkaido. He will be bring his bike and plans to do some riding while in Japan.

"I'm looking forward to it. I think they've got some beautiful trails," Bush told Japan's Fuji Television in an interview broadcast last week.

"I've just got to be careful not to fall off," he said.

During the G8 summit in 2005 in Gleneagles, Scotland, Mr. Bush scratched up his face in a collision with a police officer.

Mr. Bush took up mountain biking several years ago after he started having pain in one of his knees while jogging. The president currently owns several full-suspension mountain bikes that range in price from $2,500 up to $5,000.

AFP and Washington Post


  1. Tax payer10:35 AM

    Very expensive mountain bike that We had to pay...

  2. Thank you for the comment Mr. or Mrs. Payer. I'm pretty sure the bikes were donated.

    However, Bush has enough money that he could have bought them himself.

    I used to have mountain bikes worth several thousand dollars but other priorities prevent me from doing having bikes that expensive. I would love to have that Trek bike the Prez has.