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A Bike for George Washington

Old 09-01-10, 07:11 AM
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A Bike for George Washington

I don't think this is the right bike for this clyde (President Washington was 6' 2"):




The size is wrong, and he'd want lots of climbing gears to get to Ligonier, PA.
 
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HTFU Washington!
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The President and his noble steed...

Agreed about the gearing. Ligonier is not a place to be w/o low gears.
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Originally Posted by EKW in DC
The President and his noble steed...

Agreed about the gearing. Ligonier is not a place to be w/o low gears.
Yes. Here's the fort overshadowing Rt. 30, keeping SUVs at bay with its cannon.

 
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The President and his noble steed...
The display at Fort Ligonier isn't entirely wrong. While Washington never rode a bicycle, it's probable he would be very good at it. Contemporaries described him as a splendid horseman, almost seeming to be one with the animal. Those developed quads would come in handy.

BTW, the two most recent Presidents are cyclists, although Mr. Bush seems to be more into it than Mr. Obama. The former has more battle scars as well, since 'W' rides MTB where crashing is part of the fun. :-)
 
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Historically inaccurate. I think it was only the British bikers who put the cranks on the left side of the bike...
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