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Jimmy Carter’s Bike Ganked

jimmy carterTall Rob sent us a note this morning that former president Jimmy Carter and his wife had their bikes stolen while the couple was away in China. While it’s no national security alert (like it would be if someone nabbed W’s precious mountain bike) it’s still never good to hear about a cyclist getting ripped off. So remember, always lock your bike. It’s not a bad idea to throw a lock on it at home, especially if you’re going out of town.

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6 Comments

  1. Doug DJanuary 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/?p=329
    Bush and his polo bike

  2. willaimJanuary 14, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    was jimmy carter’s bike made in china ????

    of did his brother billy bob trade it

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