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Bush Suffers Cuts, Bruises While Biking
FoxNews ^ | 5/22/04 | AP

Posted on 05/22/2004 4:46:12 PM PDT by wagglebee

CRAWFORD, Texas — President Bush (search) suffered cuts and bruises early Saturday afternoon when he fell while mountain biking on his ranch, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said.

Bush was on the 16th mile of a 17-mile ride when he fell, Duffy said. He was riding with a military aide, members of the Secret Service (search) and his personal physician, Dr. Richard Tubbs.

"He had minor abrasions and scratches on his chin, upper lip, nose, right hand and both knees," Duffy said. "Dr. Tubbs, who was with him, cleaned his scratches, said he was fine. The Secret Service offered to drive him back to the house. He declined and finished his ride."

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To: wagglebee

I just want to know what kind of bike. Full Suspension, Hardtail, Single Speed? Specialized, GT, Gary Fisher, Santa Cruz,...?


51 posted on 05/22/2004 6:16:33 PM PDT by midwestmidnight
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To: wagglebee
when he fell while mountain biking on his ranch, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said. Bush was on the 16th mile of a 17-mile ride when he fell

I trail bike. Not EVEN true mountain biking. Most I have done so far is a feeble 22 miles. So I can identify sufficiently to comment that Bush mountain bikes 16 miles- He does not pose on asphalt with a $5000 one.

Well, I always like W a lot, but my estimation of him has jumped up another notch.

52 posted on 05/22/2004 6:21:04 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: wagglebee

Top of Drudge.com site says:
"President fell off bike today... Kerry told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?'... Reporters are debating whether to treat it is as on or off the record... Developing... "
IT SHOULD BE ON THE RECORD!!! WHAT A TWERP KERRY IS!


53 posted on 05/22/2004 6:21:05 PM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: lonestar
Kerry's $7000 were bought with ketchup money! He could hardly afford a car before he married Mrs. Heinz.

You're right. Actually, John F'in Kerry doesn't own a bicycle. It's the family's bike, you see.

54 posted on 05/22/2004 6:22:56 PM PDT by Siegfried (Wow! Andy Kaufman is STILL dead! That's the funniest joke I've ever heard! The guy is a genius!)
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To: visualops
Kerry was riding in Concord, MA (yep, we're talking bike roads in a city) and fell when his bike "hit a patch of sand" LOL

Wasn't it caused by the fact he turned into on coming traffic??

55 posted on 05/22/2004 6:26:53 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: Tall_Texan
Might have also been an Al Qaeda prairie dog...

LOL!...there's a prairie dog pic on the net w/an firearm...I'm sure. :))

56 posted on 05/22/2004 6:36:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: wagglebee
For these kinds of 'scratches' John Kerry would have applied for a PURPLE HEART

                 
57 posted on 05/22/2004 6:39:42 PM PDT by Cheeeeze
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To: HungarianGypsy
...since he's almost old enough to be my dad.

Well, if he was busy at about 15 and change he could be my dad, too...but I find him most pleasant to the eye.

sKerry, on the other hand, is a double bag special and his wife is an equal double bag screaming shrew. If only we could get them to prefer plastic over paper...

58 posted on 05/22/2004 6:41:57 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (The DNC was also for my husband before they were against him. ~THK~)
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To: wagglebee
"The Secret Service offered to drive him back to the house. He declined and finished his ride."

Which speaks volumes about the man, IMHO.

59 posted on 05/22/2004 6:43:15 PM PDT by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: wagglebee; Howlin; Liz; ALOHA RONNIE; RonDog
President Bush suffered cuts and bruises early Saturday afternoon when he fell while mountain biking on his ranch, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said.

I've heard he got right back up and kicked some lib's behind. It's the cowboy in him.

I want pictures...

60 posted on 05/22/2004 6:49:59 PM PDT by Libloather (John Kerry would be great at giving the State of the Union Address, and the rebuttal...)
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To: FlyVet
As the saying goes, "There are two kinds of bikers, those who have fallen and those who will." If you ride enough you will go down. I stay on the roads (am a triathlete). Chances of going down mountain biking is much much higher. Every biker should have a supply of "Second Skin." The stuff is applied to road rash to keep the wound moist while healing. Highly recommended. And if you are really serious you will keep your legs shaved down ala Lance Armstrong.
61 posted on 05/22/2004 6:54:48 PM PDT by ironman
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To: Libloather; wagglebee

"I want pictures . . ."


Yahoo.com just posted photos of the President arriving in Austin for Jenna's graduation party.

The scratches/bruises make the President look even more ruggedly handsome; however, he (the President) DEFINITELY sustained 'tougher' injuries than Kerry's scratches in Vietnam!

NOTE: I'm too technologically challenged to post the pixes; I hope one of you can!
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=president+george+w+bush


62 posted on 05/22/2004 7:04:30 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Arpege92

"He also looked good in that flight suit!"

He sure did!


63 posted on 05/22/2004 7:14:29 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Kerry is a self-confessed unindicted war criminal or ... a traitor to his country in a time of war)
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To: wagglebee

Note what Kerry said:

Kerry Remark on Bush's Fall from the Bicycle

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1140597/posts

"President fell off bike today... Kerry told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?'... Reporters are debating whether to treat it is as on or off the record... Developing..." (from Drudge)

Kerry himself fell off the bike, fell, while skiing, and fell several times, while snowboarding.

For him to make such a mean-spirited remark, when Bush fell, shows what a low-life Kerry really is.


64 posted on 05/22/2004 7:38:06 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: DrDeb
From Yahoo!:

U.S. President George W. Bush walks from Marine One in Austin, May 22, 2004. <br><br>Bush suffered minor abrasions after falling off a mountain bike while cycling on his Texas ranch on Saturday, the White House said. <br>The 57-year-old Republican president had cycled 16 miles (25 km) of a 17-mile (27-km) afternoon bike course when he toppled over while riding downhill on what the White House described as soil loosened by recent rainfall. <br>'He had minor abrasions and scratches on his chin, upper lip, his nose, right hand and both knees,' White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters.       <br> REUTERS/William Philpott
Sat May 22,10:16 PM ET
Reuters

U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) walks from Marine One in Austin, May 22, 2004. Bush suffered minor abrasions after falling off a mountain bike while cycling on his Texas ranch on Saturday, the White House said. The 57-year-old Republican president had cycled 16 miles (25 km) of a 17-mile (27-km) afternoon bike course when he toppled over while riding downhill on what the White House described as soil loosened by recent rainfall. 'He had minor abrasions and scratches on his chin, upper lip, his nose, right hand and both knees,' White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters. REUTERS/William Philpott

65 posted on 05/22/2004 7:56:59 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: wagglebee

Sounds as though his mountain bike survived the fall, too, unlike Kerry's several-thousand dollar wheels.


66 posted on 05/22/2004 8:04:40 PM PDT by skr (Pro-life from cradle to grave)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Kerry must have sleepless nights worrying that a cut on his face might ruin his looks.


67 posted on 05/22/2004 8:07:38 PM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: wagglebee
Anybody who does any serious off road biking does an over the handlebars face plant every now and then. I would bet that is what Bush did. Can be nasty.

I also know that anybody who skies regularly does a face plant every now and then. Even if you just blame the secret service.

Been there, done both

The difference between Bush and Kerry is honesty.

68 posted on 05/22/2004 8:12:33 PM PDT by snooker (John Flipping Kerry, the enemy's choice in Vietnam, the enemy's choice in Iraq.)
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To: RightWhale

There is a LOT of face to worry about after all.

"destroy the dark, restore the RIGHT"


69 posted on 05/22/2004 8:14:34 PM PDT by HRoarke (F. John Kerry)
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To: HRoarke

He fell off bike force one?


70 posted on 05/22/2004 8:15:52 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RonDog

Yeah, but you oughta see the other guy!

Wait a minute, the other guy was the ground!


71 posted on 05/22/2004 8:16:25 PM PDT by bondjamesbond (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: wagglebee
President Bush need to be careful or he will be developing Gerald Ford Syndrome very quickly.

President chokes on pretzel

President drops dog on tarmac

President falls off Segway

President falls off mountain bike

Hopefully, we will not see him tumbling down the stairs of Air Force One.
72 posted on 05/22/2004 8:17:02 PM PDT by pete anderson
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To: RonDog
I know how that hurts but He will not wear make-up for his speech on Monday. He has already shown the world, so why hide it.

(Besides, he follows MY orders and I already decided...no Make-up!)

73 posted on 05/22/2004 8:17:07 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (sKrrry to imagine the Kerry's swearing around Tony Blair or anyone else in power.)
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To: FairOpinion

It truly frightens and sickens me to think that there is even one person in this country that believes Kerry is qualified to serve this country as President.....God help us all if Bush doesn't prevail in November.


74 posted on 05/22/2004 8:17:24 PM PDT by TnMomofTwo (Hypocrisy thy name is Liberal....)
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To: wagglebee

Isn't President Bush supposed to do a televised speech to the nation Monday night? Now he has boo-boos :-(


75 posted on 05/22/2004 8:27:51 PM PDT by xrp
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To: wagglebee

I've never heard of anyone wearing a mouthguard while biking before


76 posted on 05/22/2004 8:37:47 PM PDT by gd124
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To: xrp

TV makeup can do wonders.


77 posted on 05/22/2004 8:39:08 PM PDT by cyborg (tit for tat butter for fat hillary is ugly that's a fact)
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To: gd124
Apparently, his teeth are real and he wants to keep them for another twenty or thirty years.

No wooden ones for Dubya.

78 posted on 05/22/2004 8:45:47 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (sKrrry to imagine the Kerry's swearing around Tony Blair or anyone else in power.)
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To: Spann_Tillman
It is WAY too hot to be biking in Texas today (or yesterday).

This is not hot, and I'm well south of Crawford, it's just normal springtime weather in south central Texas. I'll admit it was mite steamy today, but not hot. Hot comes in late June, July, August and even early September.

79 posted on 05/22/2004 9:45:47 PM PDT by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: visualops

80 posted on 05/22/2004 10:11:02 PM PDT by NYC Republican (How can Americans SERIOUSLY consider voting for an ADMITTED WAR CRIMINAL Scum like SKerry???)
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To: captaindude2
No one ever looks good in Biking shorts

Clearly, you are hanging around the wrong women.

81 posted on 05/23/2004 3:49:58 AM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: soozla

That would be a Serotta. At about $4000 for the frame and another few thou for Capagnolo Super Record parts and some really uber wheels, yeah, $7000 is about right.

If you do like riding your old Schwinn, treat yourself to a $1500 Specialized and find out that bikes really have improved.


82 posted on 05/23/2004 3:56:31 AM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: RonDog

Nice road rash! (Actually, seems he was off-road.)

I hope there are enough arroyos and other terrain features on his ranch to make riding interesting. He can some riding with me any time!


83 posted on 05/23/2004 4:01:06 AM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: NYC Republican

ROFL!!


84 posted on 05/23/2004 5:51:46 AM PDT by visualops
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To: wagglebee

Here's how I see the scene:

President falls off his bike. Probably racing someone. Gets up and dusts himself off, laughs at himself, poo poohs needing to be checked out and cleaned up by his dr. Lets the dr. do his job, then thanks the dr. for fixing him up and the Secret Service agents for picking up his bike. Continues on his way.

Laura greets him with a hug and teasing when she finds out what happens.

Jenna rolls her eyes and laughs when she hears.

All go about their merry way, with no cursing, no excuses, just humor.


85 posted on 05/23/2004 10:48:06 AM PDT by homemom (Happily ignorning the TV so-called "news"; instead spending time in prayer, Bible Study, and FR)
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To: captaindude2

I bet he doesn't wear biking shorts, but just shorts. And a t-shirt--and I bet it wasn't yellow and purple, either!


86 posted on 05/23/2004 10:49:14 AM PDT by homemom (Happily ignorning the TV so-called "news"; instead spending time in prayer, Bible Study, and FR)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

***I bet he looks hot as usual. I can respect, admire and support the Prsident and still enjoy the fact that he is yummy....***

I totally agree! I would have loved to see him biking . . . and I think his scrapes just make him look more handsome.

(for more comments from women who agree that he is yummy, visit the "Day in the Life of President Bush" thread)








87 posted on 05/23/2004 10:51:14 AM PDT by homemom (Happily ignorning the TV so-called "news"; instead spending time in prayer, Bible Study, and FR)
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To: wagglebee

Sand on the asphalt in a turn can skid out a bike rider easily. No excuses, I'll bet.


88 posted on 05/23/2004 10:52:46 AM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: eno_

true, i should have been more clear. No man looks good in biking shorts


89 posted on 05/23/2004 11:08:00 AM PDT by captaindude2 (Soon to be banned again!)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Might need make-up for Monday night speech to the nation.

No. No. The wounds should be left as they are, not minimized.

A few jokes are just begging to be made, "You should see the mountain." etc.

90 posted on 05/24/2004 3:48:45 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: wagglebee
PPE, Mr. President...

...PPE
Helps absorb the shock, prevents scrapes.
91 posted on 05/24/2004 4:11:30 PM PDT by philman_36
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