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Kerry Uninjured in Fall From Bicycle
AP- via Yahoo News ^ | 05-02-04 | AP

Posted on 05/02/2004 1:39:40 PM PDT by petercooper

CONCORD, Mass. - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) took a spill from his bicycle while riding Sunday afternoon but was not injured, a campaign official said.

AP Photo

Kerry was riding with Secret Service agents through Concord, about 18 miles north of Boston, when his bike hit a patch of sand and he fell, campaign officials said.

"He's fine. They took the bike into the bike shop and he went home," said campaign spokesman Michael Meehan.

Kerry was in Massachusetts — he has a home in Boston — enjoying a break from the campaign trail. It was not immediately clear on what road in Concord he was biking.

Kerry, 60, rides his bicycle as often as he can and sometimes brings it with him on the campaign plane.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: botox; chickenlegs; dork; idontfalldown; kerry; kerrytakesatumble; liar; sobssagent; somesobknockedmeover; tumble
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To: petercooper
He's in "falling down" training with Teddy.
101 posted on 05/02/2004 2:14:15 PM PDT by BobS
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To: Jenya
Aren't there any photos of the fall? I really want to add them to my collection...


102 posted on 05/02/2004 2:15:43 PM PDT by tuckrdout (Terri Schindler (Schiavo) deserves to have her wishes honored: Give her a DIVORCE!)
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To: petercooper
That's what happens when you try to turn both directions at once.
103 posted on 05/02/2004 2:16:11 PM PDT by guitfiddlist
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To: petercooper
Geez, I thought I had skinny legs. His are freaky skinny.
104 posted on 05/02/2004 2:17:04 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Salamander
Actually, are my eyes failing me, or is the center stand down? What a loser.... What motorcycle **won't** balance with the center stand down?
105 posted on 05/02/2004 2:17:26 PM PDT by Felis_irritable
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To: tuckrdout
I just looked at the AP photos on yahoo and theres not nary a one of him falling.
106 posted on 05/02/2004 2:17:45 PM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: TomGuy

107 posted on 05/02/2004 2:17:54 PM PDT by motzman (Like Flaming Globes, Sigmund! Like Flaming Globes!)
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To: petercooper
Where is Chevy Chase (as Gerald Ford) when we need him?
108 posted on 05/02/2004 2:18:31 PM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and sign up for a monthly donation.)
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ahh. all that brand new photo op cycling equipment takes getting used to
109 posted on 05/02/2004 2:19:01 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: motzman
What's the other thing that scares you?

Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.


110 posted on 05/02/2004 2:19:03 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Foreign leaders for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: onyx
Those shorts alone are enough to make my skin crawl.
111 posted on 05/02/2004 2:20:11 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: guitfiddlist
That's what happens when you try to turn both directions at once.

That is classic!

112 posted on 05/02/2004 2:21:11 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: Felis_irritable
So now we know the truth, this war was all about sand.
113 posted on 05/02/2004 2:21:34 PM PDT by tiki
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To: onyx

114 posted on 05/02/2004 2:22:45 PM PDT by EllaMinnow (I absolutely hate despise abominate John Kerry's lies.)
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To: redlipstick
"Wait for me you f*ckin' SOBS!!!!!!"


115 posted on 05/02/2004 2:24:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack ("We deal in hard calibers and hot lead." - Roland Deschaines)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
I suppose the yellow shirt is supposed to subliminally remind us of the Tour de France leader.

Lance Armstrong he ain't.

116 posted on 05/02/2004 2:24:58 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: petercooper
Kerry is such a dork. The metrosexual gigolo thinks he's a jock ala the younger Kennedy's.

He can't blame this spill on someone this time!
117 posted on 05/02/2004 2:25:04 PM PDT by Peach
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To: Felis_irritable
Yup.
It's down alright.....:)

Jap bikes have those nifty "fool proof" double kickstands, too.

[lucky for him]
118 posted on 05/02/2004 2:25:15 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: onyx

119 posted on 05/02/2004 2:25:57 PM PDT by tuckrdout (Terri Schindler (Schiavo) deserves to have her wishes honored: Give her a DIVORCE!)
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To: onyx
Kerry proves that it IS possible to be too skinny.

He shouldn't be seen in public in shorts, especially not spandex.
120 posted on 05/02/2004 2:26:16 PM PDT by Spotsy (Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: petercooper
Kerry was riding with Secret Service agents through Concord, about 18 miles north
of Boston, when his bike hit a patch of sand and he fell, campaign officials said.


Yep, it's never Kerry's fault or incapacity.
Sounds like his bike took control and headed straight for that patch of sand.

Probably even placed there by the many Republican/conservative
partisans in Concord, Mass.
121 posted on 05/02/2004 2:26:34 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Palladin
Does he have a serious neurological disease?

Yes. He's a democrat.

It can be fatal if not caught in time and aggressively treated with large doses of facts, discernment and insight.

Thank God it's not genetic, but it does appear to be contagious. Kerry should be in isolation.

His prognosis is very poor.

122 posted on 05/02/2004 2:26:36 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: petercooper

123 posted on 05/02/2004 2:26:37 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (I'm isthisnickcool, and I approved this post!)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Kerry Uninjured in Fall From Bicycle

Damn! The dog didn't push him hard enough!

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

124 posted on 05/02/2004 2:27:05 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Joe 6-pack
LOL!
125 posted on 05/02/2004 2:27:22 PM PDT by EllaMinnow (I absolutely hate despise abominate John Kerry's lies.)
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To: Hank Rearden
"I don't fall."

The quote I heard with the snowboarding incident was "I NEVER fall down!".

What a wanker.
126 posted on 05/02/2004 2:28:00 PM PDT by VOA
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To: WhiteGuy
Are you really as dense as you seem?

I don't recall Dubya saying "I never choke" and then choking.

Kerry has thundered "I NEVER fall" and has then gone on to fall--not once, not twice, not thrice, but 4 or 5 times by my reckoning, with press in tow and no obvious reason why (even though he tried to blame an innocent Secret Service guy).

Now, you just run along and play. The grown ups are talking here.
127 posted on 05/02/2004 2:28:31 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: petercooper
It's like falling off a bicycle, you never forget.
128 posted on 05/02/2004 2:29:03 PM PDT by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: Joe 6-pack
LOL!
129 posted on 05/02/2004 2:29:48 PM PDT by Balata
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To: Jenya
I live in Boston, and listen to Howie Carr's radio show. He's been talking about Kerry's
bike all week. It costs 7 grand.


I'm no biking expert...
but that bike in the photo doesn't look like it could possibly cost $7,000.

UNLESS...it is a "Transformer" and can be turned into that black Suburban
owned by "The Kerry Family".
130 posted on 05/02/2004 2:31:19 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Rome2000


Seperated at birth?
131 posted on 05/02/2004 2:32:11 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: petercooper
Not his fault, I'm sure. Must have been one of those SOBs that protect his sorry self from the right-wing hatred bred spawn of the Biblical south.
132 posted on 05/02/2004 2:32:39 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
LOL

That even shows the buttock Purple Heart wound scar.
133 posted on 05/02/2004 2:33:39 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: cyncooper
The libs now believe that W has a "seizure disorder" that he's medicated for, twice daily and that's what the "pretzel" thing was all about.

http://prisonplanet.tv/articles/april2004/042504bushseizure.htm

This "revelation" allegedly comes from "White House insiders".

Sure.
134 posted on 05/02/2004 2:36:53 PM PDT by Salamander
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To: JZoback
"It costs 7 grand
I have seen professional touring bikes that run about $3,000 plus
How in the world can a bike cost $7,000?"

http://news.bostonherald.com/columnists/view.bg?articleid=12556

Kerry family's deep pockets on display this election cycle
By Howie Carr, BOSTON HERALD
Friday, April 30, 2004

How much would you pay for a bicycle? Is seven grand too much?

Not as much as John Kerry, I daresay, now that we know, thanks to a front-page story about his butler in The New York Times, that he owns a Serotta bike.

The Serotta, see, is custom-made, with the ``holistic (whole-cyclist) approach to bicycle fitting.''

Translation: It's very expensive. How expensive, you ask. Serotta's ``price points'' are between $1,800 and $5,000 - just for the frame, mind you, if you want extras, like gears and titanium spokes, tack on another $2,000 - which raises the question: what do you suppose Kerry's point is?

Consider that Kerry's second wife owns a Gulfstream V jet, the Flying Squirrel, worth $35 million, and also bought him a personal powerboat, the Scaramouche, worth at least $800,000. So do you think Liveshot's wife's first husband's trust fund bought a bike on the low end, or the high end?

I'll go out on a limb and say Liveshot's bike is worth five large.

And that it actually belongs, not to the solon himself, but to his ``family.''

Repeated calls to Kerry's campaign spokesman over the last two days were not returned. So I looked up Serotta bikes on the Web and came up with a list of local dealers, most of whom operate in such Beautiful People enclaves as Manchester-by-the-Sea and Amherst. Nearest to Kerry's $12-million mansion were dealers in Belmont and a city the Web site described as ``Sommerville.''

Naturally I first called the Serotta dealership in Belmont. I asked the guy the money question. Is Liveshot a customer?

``Why yes he is,'' said the gent, who did not wish to be identified.

Let me guess - Teresa let him spend 5 grand on the type they use in the Tour de France, perhaps the Coeur d'Acier model, given its French name.

``We wouldn't comment on customers,'' he said, frostily.

Enough on the $5,000 bicycle. Now let's move on his fleet of gas-guzzlers. Pardon me, his family's fleet of ozone-layer destroyers.

Before he tracked down his second heiress in 1995, Kerry had a '91 Jetta. In other words, 10 years ago his car was worth less than his bicycle is today. And some people say being a gigolo doesn't pay?

Kerry still owns his old '85 Dodge convertible. The excellent New York Times story on his butler Wednesday said that Kerry's man Jeeves had ``inherited'' the car, but guess what - Kerry just re-registered the Dodge. Its plate is Purple Heart 3, which means he didn't have to pay for the registration.

Granted, he has every right to do that. But still, couldn't he have volunteered to pay the extra $75 . . . for the children? Then there's the 2002 Chrysler 300 sedan. Its current plate is USS 2.

Of course, Liveshot's not the only family member who likes special plates. Down on Nantucket, garaged at the $9 million mansion on Hulbert Avenue, his 65-year-old wife has a yellow '97 Land Rover Defender with the plate: MOZMBQ.

As in Mozambique, don't you know, the widow Heinz's country of origin. The '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee - its license plate is HZ 57. Her third vehicle, the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, has a regular license plate.

Then there's the stepson, Christopher. Apparently he, too, didn't get the memo about only buying Made-in-the-USA vehicles. He's tooling around the island in a gray 2002 Porsche 911.

We're all learning so much in this campaign about the kind of lifestyle that is created when a gigolo marries a gold-digger.

Aren't you getting sick of Kerry? Fortunately, there's one way to assure that you won't have to see him this weekend. Just shop at Wal-Mart. Not even his butler would lower himself that far.




135 posted on 05/02/2004 2:36:56 PM PDT by Jenya
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To: EggsAckley
"Maybe he was trying to chew gum while he was riding. That CAN complicate things."

ROTFLMAO
136 posted on 05/02/2004 2:37:07 PM PDT by Arpege92 (America and Israel are two countries that were founded on the rejection of Europe. -Dr. M. Azaryahu)
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To: demkicker
The headline alone made me laugh and then I saw the picture. That's a Gomer Pyle wave if ever I saw one. The man is skinny. I need to know did the doctor give him a release after the shoulder surgery to be biking? After all, that's why he needed the surgery in the first place, right? {wink, wink}
137 posted on 05/02/2004 2:37:32 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: Palladin
"Does he have a serious neurological disease? He seems to fall down a lot."

Naaa....they just removed the training wheels from his bike too soon.
138 posted on 05/02/2004 2:38:31 PM PDT by Arpege92 (America and Israel are two countries that were founded on the rejection of Europe. -Dr. M. Azaryahu)
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To: petercooper
I thought he never fell.
139 posted on 05/02/2004 2:38:34 PM PDT by ambrose (AP Headline: "Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He")
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To: Salamander
He tried to wave at 2 photographers at the same time.

He was trying to wave with both hands, but his right hand voted against waving, then the left hand couldn't make up its mind and when it tried to retract its wave after already waving, the vast sand wing conspiracy attacked him.

140 posted on 05/02/2004 2:38:40 PM PDT by in the Arena ("rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. ~ Orwell)
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To: petercooper
Wishful thinking on Kerry's part. Jed Bartlett hit a tree while riding a bike in the first episode of West Wing.This will be a close as Kerry will get to the Oval Office.
141 posted on 05/02/2004 2:38:42 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: ChadGore
What kind of MOPED is that?
142 posted on 05/02/2004 2:40:48 PM PDT by PokeyJoe (French fried franks for free)
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To: cyncooper
"Now, you just run along and play. The grown ups are talking here."

LOL !!! You call that a comeback?

Poor effort at best. Try calling names next time, that's the staus quo here......................

143 posted on 05/02/2004 2:40:50 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: Salamander
Kerry might have an inner ear equilibrium problem which causes him to be unbalanced, thus falling frequently. Or he could just be a bad snowboarder/bicycle rider.
144 posted on 05/02/2004 2:41:19 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Fiddlstix
LMAO....where can I get some of those?
145 posted on 05/02/2004 2:41:28 PM PDT by Arpege92 (America and Israel are two countries that were founded on the rejection of Europe. -Dr. M. Azaryahu)
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To: petercooper
He actually did fall down before he didn't.
146 posted on 05/02/2004 2:41:29 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: WhiteGuy
I call it spotting you a mile away.

I see I was correct.
147 posted on 05/02/2004 2:42:01 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: John Lenin
stop insulting the USMC like that will ya? =)
148 posted on 05/02/2004 2:42:08 PM PDT by PokeyJoe (French fried franks for free)
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To: onyx
When the media showed Kerry over and over skiing down the slopes and looking like the spoiled rich kid, it reminded me of a movie made in the 60's called "Ski Party." A guy called Frankie would ski holding and reading a book entitled "The Adventures of Don Jaun."
149 posted on 05/02/2004 2:42:51 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: Peach
Dork alert! Direct from the "Metrosexual Archives":


150 posted on 05/02/2004 2:43:07 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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