Monday, August 20, 2012
GW Bush rode by me on a mountain bike last week. Keith and I said, "Good Morning George". Dubya grinned and we continued on our way. Of course in tow behind him was a group of maybe 30 local riders who comprise what is called "Peloton 1". There was security everywhere. ATVs, big guys and gals on mountain bikes, and the appropriate number of black SUVs all over the area. That was one expensive mountain bike ride.
Keith and I had no clue the ex-President was in the woods over to the Smith Preserve in Kennebunk. We were glad he was finishing up and we were just getting started. We had the woods to ourselves once the sweep security rode/drove past us.
I hated the man's politics and many if not all the actions he put in play during his reign as POTUS. But seeing him grunting it out on a mountain bike has taken the edge of the animosity I have for him. The fact we share a common interest and he is no longer large and in charge has mellowed my opinion of the man........but not what he did to us.