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The Obamas Go Biking

Updated 11:32 am ET

Oh no. This could be bad news. The last time Obama was photographed on a bike in Martha’s Vineyard it looked like this:

Look at him. Our enemies are going to attack us. He’s just got to look a little more macho this time.

From the White House pool report:

The First Family took a leisurely ride Tuesday morning through Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

After about a half-hour wait, shortly after 11 a.m., the pool got a glimpse of the president, decked out in a helmet, sunglasses, a black polo shirt and dark jeans.

But first up: First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha took the lead, passing first by the pool, which was assembled in knee-deep grass off a concrete bike path. Neither said anything to the reporters, photographers and TV cameras recording them.

Several minutes later, the president and daughter Malia rode by.

“Hello, everybody,” Obama said to the pool and about two dozen or so less-famous bikers who greeted him.

“Any word on Qadhafi’s whereabouts?” yelled the Associated Press’s Mark Smith.

The president didn’t take the question, choosing instead to keep his focus on the small group of cheering spectators as he moved further down the path.

The full procession through the park offered a stark contrast that underscored the strange existence of a president.

Shortly before Michelle and Sasha Obama arrived, two trucks carrying Secret Service agents rode along the same narrow concrete path usually reserved for bikers and walkers. A rolling caravan of agents and staff followed on bikes ahead of the president and Malia, who were then followed by several more SUVs full of agents.

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50 Responses to The Obamas Go Biking

  1. I wonder if his bike will have little streamers coming off the handlebars and a cute little bell on it to let people know he is riding a bike in the forest. If it did, he would be the kind of person to ring that bicycle bell incessantly, just to irritate the SS and all the people around him, just because he can.

  2. How many days until he’s out of office? I just can’t stand another photo; another speech; another moment of this fool and his cheeseburger eating wife.

    • Bush did a 100 mile endurance mountain bike ride with wounded warriors….not that it would ever make the MSM news, nor would he want it to. It ain’t no sissy bike, that’s for damn sure!

  3. Ugh…compare Barry Urkel on a bike to all the he-man pictures Putin has been releasing and you know why we are the laughing stock of the world. Surely he won’t let another photo like that get out again?

  4. “Shortly before Michelle and Sasha Obama arrived, two trucks carrying Secret Service agents rode along the same narrow concrete path usually reserved for bikers and walkers. A rolling caravan of agents and staff followed on bikes ahead of the president and Malia, who were then followed by several more SUVs full of agents.”

    I know all presidents require a security detail, but isn’t the caravan of agents before, among, and after him a tad bit overkill?

  5. But on the bright side we can savor the pic of date night with Mrs O in an a
    lovely skirt and a bargain $805 marked down to $400. What a bargain shopper:)

  6. Ok, here is yet another clue that there is trouble in paradise.
    1. Moochelle suddenly leaves and takes one of the kids to see her brother in Oregon..by herself.
    2. No mention of Moochelle on the midwest bus tour.
    3. Moochelle leaves 4 hours before the Messiah for Marthas Vineyard
    4. Moochelle is photographed sitting in an SUV with the Messiah but has Ipod headphones on and is NOT looking at him.
    5. Messiah goes to visit Media Moguls 10 minutes from Martha Vineyards location, no MENTION of Moochelle
    6. Now this, Moochelle and one of the kids leads the Messiah and the other kid by “several” minutes on the bike path

    I think she caught him doing a Clinton in the White House….

  7. In order to look macho, he needs to first start acting like a man. A man doesn’t constantly whine about the hand he was dealt, he plays it to the best of his ability. A man doesn’t complain about how others live their lives, especially when he lives that exact same way. A man doesn’t shirk responsibility, he takes responsibility.

  8. Wow are most photos out there old vacation shots?

    Media blackout for sure.

    BTW where’s michelle? He is taking valerie jarret out more than his wife!

  9. Well, if an adult has to wear a helmet to set an example for the kids. I rode my bike throughout my childhood without one, but people do drive faster and drive bigger vehicles nowadays, so maybe the helmet is necessary.

    I can’t think of what macho bike helmet would look like, so I guess we’re stuck with these visuals.

    • Helmet? How did you miss his shoes???!!! White Italian leather velcro strapped autographed O.J. Bruno Maglia’s.

      (o.k. that was a low blow but you can make the case he’s murdering America and getting away w/ it. In my defense: if the metaphor fits, you must acquit).

  10. The O must not like his legs. What kind of man wears jeans bikeriding? A girly man;) Probably because Miz O’s are more manly. And twice as big.
    Those people make me want to barffffff.