Lance rides ‘Tour de Crawford’ with Bush

I’ll bet it was hot there, too: – More Sports – Lance rides ‘Tour de Crawford’ with Bush – Saturday August 20, 2005 6:52PM.

WACO, Texas (AP) — It’s no yellow jersey, but President Bush on Saturday presented Lance Armstrong with another shirt to show off his biking experiences — a red, white and blue T-shirt emblazoned "Tour de Crawford."

The leader of the free world and the world’s biking master rode for 17 miles on Bush’s ranch for about two hours at midmorning. Bush showed Armstrong the sites of the ranch that he calls "a little slice of heaven," including a stop at a waterfall midway through the ride.

They were accompanied by a small group of staff and Secret Service agents and a film crew from the Discovery Channel, Armstrong’s Tour de France sponsor, which had exclusive media access for the ride. Footage was shot for a program on Armstrong to air this week.

I couldn’t find a link to that show, but I’ll check again next week.  The really disturbing thing is learning there are "Presidential Bike Socks".  Oy.


  1. How fast does one need to go on a bike to run over an angry protester?

  2. That is just too funny. Maybe add some sharp spokes to your bike when aiming?