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