My local bike shop is Revolution Cycles. Good shop, good people. A recent WTOP story, however, reminds me of my one great disappointment with them. Apparently, Mr. Bush and I have our bikes serviced at the same store – I most recently saw his Trek there after he ran into someone and broke the guy’s leg in Scotland. They’ve also got what I thought was an extra that he gave them (with Presidential seals and everything). I tried to get them to sell it to me, but no dice. I would have paid a pretty penny for it. And then I would have used it for fundraiser rides. “Sponsor George W. Bush’s bike in the NOW/Equality Virginia/Sierra Club Ride! He won’t be there, but his machine will – just like real life!” But the WTOP story tells me that I wouldn’t have been able to swing it:
Misiera said he has turned down offers from collectors of up to $21,000 for his store’s spare presidential bike.
“We could probably get $25,000 for it on eBay,” he said. “But of course we can’t sell it. It has the seal of the President of the United States.”