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Old 05-31-15, 07:11 AM
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John Kerry

Bike accident puts John Kerry in hospital - CNNPolitics.com

So, it looks like he is ridding a steel frame bike. Anyone know what brand?
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Old 05-31-15, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Bike accident puts John Kerry in hospital - CNNPolitics.com

So, it looks like he is ridding a steel frame bike. Anyone know what brand?
Serotta. Google images
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Old 05-31-15, 08:01 AM
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Guess he should have been riding a recumbent.
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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Bike accident puts John Kerry in hospital - CNNPolitics.com

So, it looks like he is ridding a steel frame bike. Anyone know what brand?
Titanium.
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Old 05-31-15, 09:35 AM
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Money is no problem when you marry the Ketchup Heiress ..
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Money is no problem when you marry the Ketchup Heiress ..
You think THAT is the main factor in how JK got his Serotta? JK
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I was just thinking what I nice perk it must be to just throw your bike in the back of an official government plane when traveling for business.
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He is not the same Kid that asked congress..
How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?
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I don't feel near as self conscious now that I've seen pics of Kerry in spandex!
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Old 05-31-15, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Guess he should have been riding a recumbent.
Do you have any objective data to say recumbents are safer? I only ask because my broken hip came while riding a recumbent.
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The real question. . . Was this fall caused by forgetting to unclip?

Hope he heals fast.
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I fail to see what matter it makes as to what his bike is made of, It might be made of pepperoni sticks. The point is, he had an accident, we wish him a speedy recovery.


So, he tossed his bike in the back of his government ride, and you would not?
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Old 05-31-15, 12:16 PM
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Word out for those confident enough to wear full spandex suits on bikes... I ......am ......not that confident.
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He also rode this.

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I did not realize he got an armed escort?

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Old 05-31-15, 01:41 PM
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MOD NOTE: We would prefer to leave the threads about this incident in the forums they were started in, however, the politics MUST stay out of it. There is a specific forum for that, and this ain't it! Thanks.
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Old 05-31-15, 02:51 PM
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I am amused that he's apparently one of those who need to wear (nearly) full team kit.... the poser! :wink
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Next time I go France on business, I must ask if I get to bring my own bike along.

Broken femur, though, is no laughing matter.
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I'm not a fan of Kerry's; however I must give him credit for riding and staying fit; that is something money can't buy.
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Broken femur, though, is no laughing matter.
Was that the actual injury? No, that's not a laughing matter. In my case that was 5 days in the hospital and maybe 6 weeks of hobbling around with a walker. Had to rent a hospital bed with a trapeze for pulling myself up. Set it up in the living room of our 2 story condo because I couldn't go upstairs. Hated every minute of it. I hope Kerry does better.
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Politics aside, according to this article (though it is 8 years old) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team My Un-Conventional Ride and all the others I've read, John Kerry is a serious and fit cyclist. This shop owner may have been a bit starry-eyed, but according to all accounts, it seems he treats people pretty decently on a one-to-one basis. Swiss bike shop owner saves Kerry's bicycle - LA Times ,and John Kerry's Mechanical | Bicycling. So respect on those 2 counts.

As far as transporting his bike on government vehicles? Meh. I'm sure the cargo hold of that Boeing had plenty of room without any added taxpayer cost. His security detail uses SUVs and vans to transport him, luggage and staff, so I imagine a little room was found in one of them as well. I doubt it required another vehicle.

I did notice-though he can afford to have any bike- he rides a ten year old American designed and built one- Serrota is a high quality and respected marque. Not waving the flag here- after all, my bikes are respectively Italian, American, and French, with the frames (though designed in their origin countries) likely made in Taiwan. Just noting.

So as one cyclist to another- I wish him well and hope his injury heals quickly.

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We should be happy that our Secretary of State rides. And please, the intensity of his job and his access to comfy flying makes it understandable to me that he'd take his bike. He's got a couple of SS agents by his side everywhere, not much extra to take a well packed bike along. I try to take mine whenever I go away, albeit that I haven't flown in years so a bike rack on my car suffices. I don't dress like him, but plenty of people do.

A femur is a large bone to break. I'm curious about the specifics and how it happened. Not the usual broken collarbone. Must have come down hard on his upper leg/hip area. He's a big guy trying to stay healthy doing something he enjoys. I hope he heals well and I hope he gets back on his bike soon.
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From the pics, the Serotta fits Kerry like a glove. Just the right amount of seatpost showing. Bars are maybe just a hair lower than saddle. Not too stretched out, but not uncomfortably crouched down either. I would say that this pic is almost textbook what I would suggest a taller rider should aspire to as far as bicycle fit.
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
I'm not a fan of Kerry's; however I must give him credit for riding and staying fit; that is something money can't buy.
I'll second that, in that I'm not a fan of his. But being that he is a fellow cyclist, I will wish him a speedy healthy recovery so he can get back on that bike!
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