Saturday, April 28, 2012

President Bush and the Warrior 100K in the Texas Panhandle

Today is the last day President Bush and injured Veterans will be riding their mountain bikes for the Warrior 100k in Palo Duro Canyon.   Bush has been riding among  a group that includes 19 servicemen and one woman over difficult trails cover 13.3, 29.4, and 19.4 miles on each of the three days.

The Veterans were greeted at Rick Husband International Airport here in Amarillo, TX several days ago. 

(All images via Amarillo Globe News)




The newspaper listed all the veterans participating in the ride.

■ Retired Army Sgt. Juan Arredondo, Universal City.

■ Retired Marine Cpl. Daniel Carter, Winchester, Calif.

■ Retired Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Chinn, Westminister, Colo.

■ Retired Army Sgt. Bryce Cole, Cypress.

■ Retired Army Staff Sgt. Zach Collett, Reston. Va.

■ Marine Cpl. Eric Elrod, Fort Worth.

■ Army Maj. Daniel Gade, West Point, N.Y.

■ Retired Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Goehner, Ellensburg, Wash.

■ Army Lt. Col. David Haines, Elizabethtown, Ky.

■ Retired Army Sgt. Carlos Hernandez, Suwanne, Ga.

■ Retired Marine Lance Cpl. Adam Jahnke, Charlotte, N.C.

■ Marine Staff Sgt. David Lyon, San Diego.

■ Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Mike McNaughton, Denham Springs, La.

■ Army Sgt. Maj. Chris Self, Clarksville, Tenn.

■ Marine Cpl. Dave Smith, Berkeley, Calif.

■ Retired Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell, Chicago.

■ Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Szczepanowski, Santee, Calif.

■ Army Pvt. Michael Walker, Sevierville, Tenn.

■ Marine Sgt. David Wright, Omaha, Neb.

■ Retired Marine Sgt. Matthew Zbiec, La Mesa, Calif.

Seeing the photographs daily in the paper is so inspiring.



The course is challenging.   How impressive that these men and this woman are able to take it on disabilities and all.  


Most of the photos show Bush leading the way.

Here are some shots showing the landscape.




I just think this is too cool.  If you want to read more you can do a search for Warrior 100K in our newspaper by clicking here.



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