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post #1 of 16 Old 02-02-2012, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Any U.S. presidents who ride?

Does anyone know if any U.S. presidents ride a motorcycle? I think I read somewhere that a couple of presidential wanabes ride (John Kerry, Sarah Palin) but Ive never seen any indication that any sitting or former presidents ride.
Can you be president and ride a motorcycle? Would that behavior be excepted or would it be considered too dangerous? Are presidents expected to stop doing things that may cause them harm once they become president? How would the secret service handle that?

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The thought "Presidential Motorcycle" (MC 1) comes to mind as in "Presidential Limosine". Hmmmm? Armor plate and a bunch of gadgetry.

Seriously though, I cant remember any President riding.

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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It would be kind of fun to match a president to the make and model of motorcycle they would ride.
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I could totally see O on a 'Busa.
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Abe Lincoln may have been a rider.....

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I can see Teddy Roosevelt chargin up San Juan hill on a 1200 GS.

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Abe Lincoln may have been a rider.....

I totally see Abe riding through DC on his way to Fords Theater on this.
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I can see Teddy Roosevelt chargin up San Juan hill on a 1200 GS.
I see Teddy on an old Indian with a sidecar.
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I see FDR in the sidecar of war machine with IKE as the driver.
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