Obama Barack rides a bicycle

Illinois Senator Barack Obama returned home to Chicago to join family and friends for a bicycle ride along Lake Michigan on Sunday. Read more and see more photos.

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  • Eric Allix Rogers
    June 9, 2008 - 6:01 am | Permalink

    Wow, they totally rode down my street, I recognize the houses in the background. No wonder traffic was weird around here yesterday afternoon!

  • Eric Allix Rogers
    June 9, 2008 - 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow, they totally rode down my street, I recognize the houses in the background. No wonder traffic was weird around here yesterday afternoon!

  • Jennifer
    June 9, 2008 - 7:09 am | Permalink

    I was gonna say, whoa, that's, like, here!

  • Jennifer
    June 9, 2008 - 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I was gonna say, whoa, that's, like, here!

  • Hayduke
    June 9, 2008 - 8:43 am | Permalink

    Unfortunately, he's riding on the sidewalk because the street was full of press and Secret Service agents.

    What's in the trailer?

  • Hayduke
    June 9, 2008 - 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, he's riding on the sidewalk because the street was full of press and Secret Service agents.What's in the trailer?

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 9, 2008 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    That's a trailer bike for children. Obama has two young girls. Interesting that the press avoided snapping photos of the kids — I wonder if there's some sort of voluntary blockade against photographing the young children of presidential hopefuls?

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 9, 2008 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    That's a trailer bike for children. Obama has two young girls. Interesting that the press avoided snapping photos of the kids — I wonder if there's some sort of voluntary blockade against photographing the young children of presidential hopefuls?

  • eradler
    June 9, 2008 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    Mr. President – assume to be so…
    Please put your saddle higher and inflate your rear wheel. May I ask to be your personal bike repair man ;-)

  • eradler
    June 9, 2008 - 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Mr. President – assume to be so…Please put your saddle higher and inflate your rear wheel. May I ask to be your personal bike repair man ;-)

  • Jennifer
    June 9, 2008 - 9:12 am | Permalink

    eradler:

    j/TATI beat you too it, I'm afraid.

  • Jennifer
    June 9, 2008 - 4:12 pm | Permalink

    eradler:j/TATI beat you too it, I'm afraid.

  • Jennifer
    June 9, 2008 - 9:13 am | Permalink

    Blah, and I can't spell. What's my job again?

  • Jennifer
    June 9, 2008 - 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Blah, and I can't spell. What's my job again?

  • bikesgonewild
    June 9, 2008 - 10:19 am | Permalink

    …i'll bet barack can kick george w's ass on a bike…but even if it's close, obama just has to wait for bush to crash…

    …& while i think you're right, regarding the press extending that courtesy, fritz, hopefully we'll see the whole obama family together on the inauguration podium, come the new year…

  • bikesgonewild
    June 9, 2008 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    …i'll bet barack can kick george w's ass on a bike…but even if it's close, obama just has to wait for bush to crash……& while i think you're right, regarding the press extending that courtesy, fritz, hopefully we'll see the whole obama family together on the inauguration podium, come the new year…

  • Ron
    June 9, 2008 - 10:40 am | Permalink

    I wondered after his long term smoking habit, whether his lungs could take anything at all.. I think he'll make a better climber than Bush.

  • Ron
    June 9, 2008 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I wondered after his long term smoking habit, whether his lungs could take anything at all.. I think he'll make a better climber than Bush.

  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2008 - 11:38 am | Permalink

    W would probably lose as he would turn right instinctively and miss the better path.

    Before he departed for his last trip to Europe today W said "both the U.S. economy and European economies need to be flexible in order to deal with today's challenges."

    How flexible is Peter's VC approach in managing the DOTs?
    Jack

  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2008 - 6:38 pm | Permalink

    W would probably lose as he would turn right instinctively and miss the better path.Before he departed for his last trip to Europe today W said "both the U.S. economy and European economies need to be flexible in order to deal with today's challenges."How flexible is Peter's VC approach in managing the DOTs? Jack

  • bikesgonewild
    June 9, 2008 - 11:41 am | Permalink

    …ron…they say even battered, smoke scarred lungs recover significantly w/ exercise & quitting…

    "box of choclates" is probably a plodder on a bike or maybe i should be polite & call him a 'roleur'

  • bikesgonewild
    June 9, 2008 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    …ron…they say even battered, smoke scarred lungs recover significantly w/ exercise & quitting……"box of choclates" is probably a plodder on a bike or maybe i should be polite & call him a 'roleur'

  • SiouxGeonz
    June 9, 2008 - 1:19 pm | Permalink

    And his foot position is abominable. He needs to come down for one of our "pedaling for pleasure" rides and get off the sidewalk :)

  • SiouxGeonz
    June 9, 2008 - 8:19 pm | Permalink

    And his foot position is abominable. He needs to come down for one of our "pedaling for pleasure" rides and get off the sidewalk :)

  • Christi
    June 9, 2008 - 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Well, BikePortland covered his campaign stop to the city last month. I don’t know if Obama knew how bike friendy Portland is before going in but he seemed impressed by what he saw. Also, Chicago is supposedly one of the more bike-friendly cities in the country. Makes sense that he would be open to promoting bicycles. The sidewalk thing irked me until I realized he had his kids in tow.

  • Christi
    June 9, 2008 - 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Well, BikePortland covered his campaign stop to the city last month. I don’t know if Obama knew how bike friendy Portland is before going in but he seemed impressed by what he saw. Also, Chicago is supposedly one of the more bike-friendly cities in the country. Makes sense that he would be open to promoting bicycles. The sidewalk thing irked me until I realized he had his kids in tow.

  • Andy
    June 9, 2008 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Change we can believe in!

  • Andy
    June 10, 2008 - 3:28 am | Permalink

    Change we can believe in!

  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2008 - 10:15 pm | Permalink

    First thing I noticed: Low tire pressure. Bike is too small for him.

  • Anonymous
    June 10, 2008 - 5:15 am | Permalink

    First thing I noticed: Low tire pressure. Bike is too small for him.

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