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The First Family Goes Cycling

President Barack Obama rides a bike Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in West Tisbury, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama and his family vacation every August on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama, his daughter Malia, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, ride their bikes in West Tisbury, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Obama and his family vacation every August on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama, his daughters Malia and Sasha, and First Lady Michelle Obama, ride their bikes in West Tisbury, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama, right, rides a bike with his daughter Malia, left, in West Tisbury, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Obama and his family vacation every August on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Michelle Obama, right, and daughter Malia, bike in West Tisbury, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Obama and his family vacation every August on Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady Michelle Obama rides a bike, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in West Tisbury, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Barack Obama and his family vacation every August on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. President Barack Obama trails first lady Michelle Obama (L) and daughter Malia (2nd L) as the Obama family takes a bike ride on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 22, 2015. Obama is on a two-week vacation on the Vineyard. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama trails his daughter Malia as the Obama family takes a bike ride on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 22, 2015. Obama is on a two-week vacation on the Vineyard. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. President Barack Obama takes a bike ride with his family on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 22, 2015. Obama is on a two-week vacation on the Vineyard. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


97 Responses to “The First Family Goes Cycling”


  1. 1 Wanda NVA 4Obama
    August 22, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Hello Everyone

  2. 7 Wanda NVA 4Obama
    August 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Great pics of our first family. Thanks Nerdy!

  3. 9 0388jojothecat
    August 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Congrats Wanda NVA 4Obama on being first….

    I had a naughty thought….I think our President goes commando, look at those buns of steel.

  4. 10 Wanda NVA 4Obama
    August 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks, jojo. Its an honor and the first time I’ve been first!

  5. 12 lottieharvey
    August 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Very nice Nerdy, thanks πŸ˜‰ Hi Wanda πŸ˜‰

  6. 14 Wanda NVA 4Obama
    August 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    You may be right on the commando think jojo. Those buns of steel look mighty fine.

  7. August 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry, that was supposed to be Terri not Lottie πŸ˜‰

  8. 17 Wanda NVA 4Obama
    August 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Hi lottie πŸ™‚

  9. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    August 22, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    The President on a bike. Too funny. (Gotta love him!)

  10. August 22, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Those bums look mighty fine to me too πŸ˜‰

  11. August 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks to my thuggish union, I get 3 weeks of vacation time yearly (going up to 4 weeks at 10 years service). So I basically have evil European socialist benefits.

    My question. Who can actually take 4 weeks’ worth of holiday at one time? I’m coming to the end of my 1 week staycation and I’m jonesing to get back to work. And, yes, I’ve taken traveling vacations, and have been ready to head home after a few days.

    And, speaking of my thuggish union, update on our negotiations: 10% pay raise, benefits maintained, and the laughable proposal put forth by management to make Sunday a regular day of work rather than overtime thrown off the table.

    • 21 99ts
      August 22, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Us evil Australians get 4 weeks AL from day 1 of employment – I pnly took 4 weeks at a time is doing a long way away trip – otherwise 2 weeks in Summer & the rest in dribs and drabs

  12. 22 Dakota
    August 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’M IN FOR THE DC MEET-UP!!! I’M IN FOR THE DC MEET-UP!!! I’M IN FOR THE DC MEET-UP!!!

    • 23 GGail
      August 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Well alright Dakota ^5 πŸ˜€

    • 26 donna dem 4 obama
      August 22, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Yah!!!!

    • 27 cindysweatt
      August 23, 2015 at 12:44 am

      I remember meeting with The Obama Diary group at the Air and Space Museum right before the second inauguration. That was such a blast. My book group, which we call the Obama Mamas, has been meeting since right after the first election. We met while we were campaigning. We have decided to make a group trip to Washington DC next spring. We are calling this trip our Gratitude Trip. We are trying to express our most devoted and humble gratitude to our wonderful President and also his whole family. We can’t begin to imagine what America would be like without his leadership. Your trip just reminded me of our upcoming trip. I hope our President realizes how much America loves him.

  13. August 22, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Ooops, meant BUNS . Got myself all shook up πŸ˜‰

  14. August 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    • August 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    • 31 idon
      August 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      I think it is important to highlight that there is a black elite. So many white folks think all black people are at risk or living in abject poverty. I didn’t like the tone of the article, particularly where the author wrote PBO danced while Ferguson burned. 9 swear I have developed such a hatred of media. it almost makes me ill.

      • August 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm

        they only talk about the so-called blk elite when they want to bash the President or show how America isn’t really racist because see ..some folks are making it …

  15. 33 GGail
    August 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Poor Malia, she doesn’t look happy about the camera intrusion. I can’t blame her. This is family time and there are those camera’s – again 😦

    But we wouldn’t be able to get our PBO fix without those camera’s πŸ™‚

  16. 43 Wanda NVA 4Obama
    August 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Me too, Dakota!

  17. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    August 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

  18. 49 idon
    August 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I’m posting this here and hoping everyone will watch the entire series because TRUMP’s rhetoric is eerily similar to Hitler’s. i also included this paragraph re: TRUMP’s background from wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump

    Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in the borough of Queens in New York City. He is the fourth of five children born to Mary Anne (nΓ©e MacLeod) and Fred Trump, who had married in 1936. His sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is a former Senior United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals.[20] Trump’s mother was a Scottish immigrant, born on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland.[21] Trump’s paternal grandparents were German immigrants;[22] Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich Drumpf, was a successful Klondike Gold Rush restaurateur who anglicized the family name.[23] After World War II and until the 1980s, Trump’s father claimed the family was of Swedish rather than German origin, because “he had a lot of Jewish tenants and it wasn’t a good thing to be German in those days”, a nephew told The New York Times.[24] In his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump continued to claim Swedish heritage.[25][26]

  19. 50 carolyn
    August 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Donna dem 4 Obama…….Please put me on the list for June in D.C. Chips has my email address. I sat here thinking about it, and realized, for the first time in 50 years, I have only myself to consider…….and I want to do this. I so want to meet people on this blog, and be in D.C. once more while our beloved PBO is president.

  20. 58 Roberta in MN
    August 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for the Bicycling round up. What does Malia and Shasa call t his (FFF) Forced Family Fun in the mist. πŸ™‚ Tey are one healthy family is all I can say, besides looking damned fine. πŸ™‚

  21. August 22, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I love the retrospectives to start every day but it’s also nice to see the first family in real time photos. Missed their presence. I can say it would be a million times worse without TOD.

  22. August 22, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    nice

  23. August 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Unlurking to say PLEASE put my name on the list to attend D.C. in June 2016.
    I will be there with bells on. You will hear me coming before you see me…I promise!
    Let’s do this!

  24. August 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    In that last picture POTUS look like he realize he is way behind, so he better put the pedal to the medal.

  25. August 22, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Please add my name to the list for next June. It is something to look forward to and save for. One thing: may I bring my cousin. She is an Obama person like we are, but does not get a lot of time to spend on line.

    • 74 donna dem 4 obama
      August 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Looking forward to meeting you and your cousin eveingeorgia.

      • 75 vcprezofan2
        August 22, 2015 at 11:28 pm

        Sure am glad I jumped in quickly to start this list – you might need to order an entire plane to get us all there, DD! My rough count puts us at almost 20 already!! Do you think everyone is seriously serious or only seriously interested? πŸ˜•

        • 76 Obama Grandmama
          August 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm

          Oh……!!! I am so sorry there is no way for me to come meet all of you too. 😦 Please post lots of photos. That way I will be able to put faces with all of your voices on this blog. I feel I know you. I am undergoing a hip replacement this Fall followed by a knee replacement tentatively scheduled for late Spring in ’16. I worry about missing all of you after PBO is no longer in office too.

          • 77 vcprezofan2
            August 22, 2015 at 11:52 pm

            I don’t know, OG. I am actually allergic to the process of having photos taken of me. You’ll have to imagine what my voice looks like. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

        • 78 donna dem 4 obama
          August 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm

          Seriously excited!

          • 79 vcprezofan2
            August 22, 2015 at 11:55 pm

            πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Well, I hope that translates into seriously serious as the plans progress. Maybe so many of us will end up going that they’ll have to close the tour to other travelers on the day TOD is scheduled. Wouldn’t that be something!!

          • August 23, 2015 at 12:25 am

            Please put me on the list, donna dem 5 obama! Seriously serious. I’m not in email contact with anyone but I would love this so much. Putting on my 2016 calendar and hunting for piggy bank to start a fund.

          • 82 cd4biden
            August 23, 2015 at 1:44 am

            If there is still room I would love to be on the list for the DC trip in June. It would be wonderful to meet so many of you and to take a tour of the White House before the Obamas leave. It would be a dream come true.

  26. 84 desertflower
    August 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    So many levels of hilarity…

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/ben-carson-talks-illegal-immigration-with-paul-babeu-sheriffs-illegal-ex-boyfriend-not-mentioned-7583228

    Homophobic, religious medical doctor and Republican presidential longshot Dr. Ben Carson was in Arizona recently, getting schooled in illegal immigration by none other than Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu during a tour of Pinal and Cochise counties.

    Carson’s choice of Babeu for giving him study session on border issues was ironic on multiple levels, beginning with the fact that Pinal County is not on the border. Details, details.

    Babeu took Carson on a helicopter ride to show him reputed drug-trafficker hideouts, and Carson, who seems dangerously clueless for a neurosurgeon, suggested that U.S. military drone strikes be authorized on some of these spots in Pinal County.

    Might need some eye wash if you click the link… πŸ™‚ And yes, the sheriff here…had an undocumented boyfriend that the chickenshit neglected to bring up….

  27. 85 Jeff
    August 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/former-nuclear-safeguards-official-says-parchin-document-looks-fake_55d67d53e4b020c386de2f7e?utm_hp_ref=politics&kvcommref=mostpopular

    Looks like AP’s article that tried to undercut the deal might be fake. I wonder who in the world would possible do something like that?

  28. 86 vcprezofan2
    August 22, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Everything Isn’t Always About Us

    But here is the irony, here’s the thing that all the angry Black people know, and no calmly debating White people want to admit: The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings.

    …………………………..

    We are frustrated that black folks don’t understand we need to get those bankers who so grievously offended us in jail before we can deal with a justice system that has been destroying black lives for hundreds of years. We need for you black folks to understand that we are all for civil disobedience, just not in our territory. We honor MLK Jr, Thoreau, and Ghandi. In fact, we revere MLK Jr so much, we bestow his courage onto just about any white risk-taker, even if the risks pale beside the ones King took.

    We can’t understand why Bernie’s activism 50 years ago shouldn’t excuse his inactivity for the last 50 years. Sure he, like every other Liberal in congress, has voted for civil rights laws while paying lip service to unspeakable injustices suffered by black folks. We don’t understand why you black folks don’t feel a sense of indebtedness and gratitude toward Bernie although both he and we have forgotten MLK Jr.’s admonition about “the urgency of now.”

    As a friend told me once, “We black folks are the experts on white machinations. We’ve seen it all before. You think we haven’t heard “wait your turn,” or “you’ll hurt your cause” before? We’ve heard and seen it all. Liberals think a position paper should mean something to us. They think appointing a black woman as press secretary means something to us. You think we are fooled by a black shield.
    What we know is this. We weren’t invited to be on his staff. Hell, we weren’t even invited to his table. We see whites feed off each other’s privilege, which is the status quo. We see white progressives as part of and supportive of the status quo.”

    Suddenly we white folks are concerned about the manners of the black activists as we sit at our computers or with phone or tablet in hand offering criticism, which, of course, is for their own good. White bloggers and pundits, along with most of us social media types, have weighed in with our critiques of the behavior of Black Lives Matter activists. ………………………………………..
    …………………………… //

    http://broadwaycarl2point0.blogspot.ca/

  29. 89 vcprezofan2
    August 23, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Okay, it looks like it’s time to wrap things up here – Good night everyone! Pleasant dreams, if dream you must. πŸ™‚

  30. 90 taiping1
    August 23, 2015 at 12:43 am

    People talk about Bernie’s crowds and the racist bloviator, but no one come close to our once-in-a-lifetime President!

    • 92 99ts
      August 23, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Certainly shaping the primaries in Kentucky – pay to change the election process works for Rand Paul.

  31. August 23, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Good morning Nerdy and Chips,
    I have a piece ready to go up sometime today. Please post when you deem fit. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  32. August 23, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I came across a article where it says that Trump send the Marine who is in Mexico prison $25,000, why Obama does nothing. My question is why doesn”t Trump goes to Mexico and make them release the Marine, and then make Mexico pay for the his trip, make them pay the Marine some money, and stand in public and tell Mexico if i Donald Trump is ever President I will build a wall on the broader and make you guys pay for it.


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