My local bike shop is Revolution Cycles.Â Good shop, good people.Â A recent WTOP story, however, reminds me of my one great disappointment with them.Â 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.Â They’ve also got what I thought was an extra that he gave them (with Presidential seals and everything).Â I tried to get them to sell it to me, but no dice.Â I would have paid a pretty penny for it.Â 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!”Â But the WTOP story tellsÂ 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.”