28 August 2009

Obama


Via: L.A. Times.
He's my hero. A role model. Showing cycling as an enjoyable activity. Brilliant.

9 comments:

anna said...

Great! And even better - he's not wearing a helmet...

Anonymous said...

The best lessons in life are taught and learned on a bike, especially started when young.
Jack

William said...

So, the Los Angeles Times article... Satirical or serious? I never can tell.

Rob said...

Oh, it's serious. I'm beating back commenters here.

By the way, this is a great blog. :-D

Anonymous said...

Proving? That politicians make poor role models.

Of course, he's on a paved beach path, but you'll probably see a "clarification" in a day or so, which will endorse helmet wearing.

Just a cyclist said...

Things have really gone wrong when, the first and only thing people notice at the sight of a cyclist is that he or she is not wearing a helmet.

redcatbiker said...

The irony is that one of his daughter's is wearing a tee-shirt with the word "PEACE" on its front, yet this "change" president has not done anything to bring about peace--he has escalated war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and he has not ended the war/occupation of the United States in Iraq.

lagatta à montréal said...

redcat, (miaou) well anyone who agrees to become President of the US pretty much signs up with the military-industrial complex (and only social movements can force governments' hand to end wars), but that said, this stuff is nuts. Obama looks great on his bicycle, and is in no danger whatsoever from traffic. Pity the kids are forced to wear hijab aka helmets on a beach path.

Just hope Obama's handlers don't force him to don a helmet if he should do a photo-op cycle ride at the World Climate Conference in Copenhagen!

neil said...

Anonymous said - "poor role models" - huh, in what way?

I think it is an excellent role model to show that cycling is safe and doesn't need any special equipment.