President Joe Biden often rides a bicycle for exercise, and he takes proper security and safety precautions: he always wears a bike helmet and Secret Service agents always ride with him.
I commend Biden for exercising on a regular basis, but he would be well-advised to trade in his 10-speed bicycle for a stationery exercise bike.
A frail-looking 78-year-old man who falls down three times walking up the steps of Air Force One has no business riding a bike that’s not equipped with training wheels.
I’m not Catholic but whenever I see the president riding a bike, I lament that I don’t have any rosary beads to clutch and that I don’t know the words to “Hail Mary.”
Let’s get real, if your 78-year-old grandpop rode a bicycle, you’d be worried sick, even if he had a Kevlar bike helmet, knee pads, safety goggles and a medical alert device.
We don’t expect a septuagenarian president to be in tip-top physical condition, and Biden shouldn’t risk physical injury by riding a bike for show.