All presidents get to use Air Force One, but you can tell a lot about a man by the mode of transportation he chooses to get around when he’s not on Air Force One.

Here’s President Reagan with his ride:

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Here’s George HW Bush getting around:

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Here’s George W. Bush walking away from his ride:

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Here’s Bill Clinton with his ride:

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But I just ran across this picture of President Obama getting around Martha’s Vineyard today, and you’ve got to hand it to him — He certainly doesn’t go out of his way to try and look cool. And that’s cool… in a Pee Wee Herman kinda way:

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Is that even a men’s bike?

Comments

13 Responses to “Which President Had the Coolest Ride?”

  1. Adam on August 27th, 2010 4:19 pm

    Seeing him on his bike makes me reminisce about the music playing when Elvira Gulch (aka the wicked witch of the west) from the Wizard of Oz is pedaling on her bike.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gGrmIyHP6nU/SpAaaZmGgZI

  2. Don on August 27th, 2010 5:12 pm

    That's definitely a kids bike.

    But what's going on with his right arm? Looks like he needs to get some tips from Michelle on how to bulk it up a little.

  3. Scott B on August 27th, 2010 5:23 pm

    Barry's Big Adventure (2008-2012) is gonna cost all of us a LOT of money.

  4. SignPainterGuy on August 27th, 2010 6:39 pm

    I`m still master-debating between Reagan`s and Bush Jr`s rides for the top spot. Daddy Bush is riding tandem, so the rush and view factors get him a solid third. No more needs to be said about Slick`s Willy. And of course in last place there`s our Adventurer-in-Chief……who couldn`t look cool on a bet : high riding "peach-pit" helmet, no twinbeam headlight, no siren / bell / squeeze-bulb horn, no rear-view mirrors and that tight-kneed posture on a girl`s bike (what`s cool or masculine about that ?).
    Even TOTUS was ashamed to go along !!!

  5. OK_Loyalist on August 28th, 2010 1:08 am

    It's a no wonder he has issues bowling !

  6. OxyCon on August 28th, 2010 2:59 pm

    Here's Obama's ride and Putie Poot's ride:
    http://tinyurl.com/22v5ycy

  7. cdl on August 28th, 2010 3:53 pm

    One word.

    DORK!

  8. SignPainterGuy on August 28th, 2010 8:58 pm

    Enjoyed the pics on your site till the pop-ups drove me away– sorry….

    For Putie: winning m/c racer`s philosphy; more of this (twist the throttle), less of that (squeezing the front brake lever) !!!

  9. Kitty on August 29th, 2010 12:10 am

    Barry's bike could have been cool if it had had a basket, a bell and some handle-grip streamers.

  10. SignPainterGuy on August 29th, 2010 12:31 am

    ……..and playing cards cloths-pinned onto the down tubes to flap against the spokes ……..for that "real motorcycle sound". Having to make the noise with your tongue and lips – messy , not cool :-p

  11. kittymyers on August 29th, 2010 12:41 am

    But Michelle made him take those things off. :(

  12. SignPainterGuy on August 29th, 2010 1:06 am

    Meanchelle likes the "wet" kisses ? :-o

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