Lame Duck Ride

I met last week with the bicycle fitting guru of the universe. (He’s on contract for Trek) On the wall of his office hangs a picture of him with our Lame Duck President. It was taken only a few weeks ago when he was
fitting the LDP with his latest mountain bike. I felt like I was let in on what is possibly one of the best kept secrets of the Bush administration. Ok, maybe it was only secret to me, but check this out: George W Bush is an *avid* cyclist!

Don’t take my word for it, here are some stories to back it up:
Bush rides with Lance Armstrong
Bush and mountain biking 1
Bush and mountain biking 2

Are you going to let yourselves be out-pedaled by the LDP!? NO! You have two chances this week to show that you have what it takes to take destiny by the handlebars here in America’s Platinum bicycling city.

Northstar Milonga Ride
Date: Thursday November 20
Where: Staccato Gelato (NE 28th & Everett)
Whereto: Northstar Ballroom
When: 7:15 – 7:30 (meetup window)

Lame Duck Ride
Date: Saturday November 22
Where: Staccato Gelato (NE 28th & Everett)
Whereto: Euphoria Studios
When: 8:00 – 8:30 (meetup window)
What makes this the Lame Duck Ride? From Staccato Gelato to Euphoria Studios is about 1.8 miles. It’s a 10 minute downhill coast. (W could make it in 5, easy) Surely you can make it? To maximize the participation, there will be TWO meetup locations. 1) Staccato Gelato (see above) 2) Palio in Ladd’s Circle. That’s right, we will come meet you in Ladd’s Circle at 8:45 and depart promptly at 8:55 for an on time arrival at Euphoria at 9:00pm sharp! Can you dig it? Yes you can!

Voted for McCain? We want you on the ride!
Voted for W? Show me you can ride!

If you didn’t get your fill of ice cream and donuts at Staccato Gelato, you can still get a piece of cake at Palio! If anyone can tell me how I can make this ride easier or more inviting, I’m all ears!

The milonga at Euphoria goes til 7am. If you can dance all night, you can certainly ride a bike for 15 minutes. I’m expecting to see you all there.


ps. John Kerry no slouch on the bike, Obama pulls his girls in a trailer on his city bike.