I had to do a double take. Breaking news, George W. Bush is hosting the ‘Warrior 100‘ mountain bike ride in Big Bend of Texas!
After reading that, I asked myself, ‘Why was it so surprising?’ Sure, W., isn’t the first name that might come to mind to lead a 100km mountain bike ride – I’d have sooner guessed someone like Lance Armstrong (after his Leadville 100 success). Or, maybe looking outside the cycling world, I’d have guessed a celebrity like, Conan O’Brian, who I’ve heard is an avid roadie. Actually, I’d have guessed Indiana Jones on a kid’s pink cruiser with a white flower basket, and about at least another 100 celebrities who might lead a 100km ride, before I’d have come to George W. But there you go – what do I know?