It turns out, former president George W. Bush, 77, does more than paint in his spare time.
Other than playing golf and sitting front and center at Rangers games, George W. also happens to enjoy a nice bike ride.
In fact, Bush has hosted a mountain bike 100K event to benefit veterans for almost a decade.
According to the Dallas Morning News, “The Warrior 100K bike ride was first inspired by Sgt. Maj. Chris Self, who Bush met on a visit to the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in 2009.”
Bush has been a bit of an enigma for the Republican Party over the last six years.
While he was not a particularly good president, and his vice president ran over him to create a forever war, he was and is popular in conservative circles largely due to his actions post-9/11 and his fun-loving personality.
Bush started this ride because he sent these men and women to war, so he believes it is his duty to continue to help them after their sacrifice for this country (and the scam war that Dick Cheney started)…
The ride started at Bush’s ranch, then moved to another location for one year, then it went back to the ranch and has remained there since, reported Bicycling.
Capt. Kevin Rosenblum, who suffers from PTSD after two deployments to Iraq, did the 2015 ride and stated, “They helped me zoom out to see the bigger picture, to help me realize this was much more than a bike ride with President Bush, and that we were joining part of something bigger.
“I wanted to pay that forward.”
Bush has found himself on the outside looking in during Trump’s MAGA movement.
Virtually the entire Bush family sided with Democrats and railed against Trump after he got the nod.
It has not helped that when all the former presidents get together, George W. is usually seen chasing Michelle Obama around like a dog in heat.
Regardless of all that, this is a great cause and we hope it continues for many years to come.