President George W. Bush rode with cycling superstar Lance Armstrong on Saturday, August 20, 2005.
The seven-time Tour de France champion joined the president for a two-hour, 17-mile trek through the canyons and river-crossings of Bush’s 1,600-acre Crawford, Texas ranch. The two only rested for ten minutes during the ride.
George W. Bush, 59, took up mountain biking after a knee injury forced him to give up jogging a couple of years ago.
He’s described by his doctors in his annual physical as being in “superior” condition for a man his age.
He participates in a six-day-a-week workout regimen and showed his heart rate monitor to reporters who rode with him. The monitor showed he burned 1,493 calories in the prior 17-mile ride that also lasted two hours.