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“I discovered that being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.” Harry S. Truman

Friday Feature: President Obama Not Riding a Tiger

President Obama rides a mountain bike on a paved path with greenery behind.

President Obama rides a bicycle alongside his daughter Malia (not pictured) in 2011. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

 President Obama is known to periodically ride his bicycle in Washington parks alongside his family. But before POTUS can roll through, the route is scanned by trucks of secret service agents and staff on bikes. Read more here.

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Friday Feature: President Wilson Not Riding a Tiger

President Wilson, in formal attire, rides in the back of a carriage with his wife by his side.

March 5th, 1917 (Library of Congress)

Woodrow Wilson and his wife, Edith Wilson, ride to President Wilson's second inauguration.

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Friday Feature: President Teddy Roosevelt Not Riding a Tiger

Teddy Roosevelt rides a camel

President Teddy Roosevelt on a camel, 1910.

In addition to being the 26th President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt was a famed explorer, naturalist, and outdoorsman. He is seen here riding a camel during a visit to Egypt. 

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Friday Feature: President Bush Not Riding a Tiger

President George W. Bush wears sunglasses and sits on a large motorcycle in a factory setting.

Photo and description courtesy Wikipedia Commons. Public domain photo taken by Kimberlee Hewitt.

President George W. Bush sits on a motorcycle at the roll test section of the assembly line at the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations facility in York, PA, 2006.  President Bush also participated in a roundtable discussion on the economy during his visit.

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Friday Feature: President Reagan Not Riding a Tiger

President Reagan and Vice President Bush ride horses on a dirt road near Camp David.

Photo courtesy About Camp David.

Ready for some weekend relaxation? President Reagan and Vice President Bush are shown here riding horses at Camp David around 1981.

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Friday Feature: President Lyndon B. Johnson Not Riding a Tiger

Lyndon Johnson rides a horse in front of smiling spectators, including a red-and-white clad marching band.

Photo courtesy of UCLA, Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

President Lyndon B. Johnson rides a horse during a 1964 campaign event. 

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Friday Feature: President Carter Not Riding a Tiger

President carter on a toboggan in a snowy field.

President Carter riding a toboggan at Camp David, 1978.

As spring approaches, here's one last salute to winter: President Carter riding a toboggan. 

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Friday Feature: President Ford Not Riding a Tiger

President Ford on a snowmobile, with his dog Liberty nearby.

President Ford at Camp David, 1975. His dog, Liberty, plays nearby.

President Gerald Ford is seen here riding a snowmobile at Camp David in 1975. 

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Friday Feature: President Taft Not Riding a Tiger

Taft riding a water buffalo

William Howard Taft riding a carabao (water buffalo) in the Phillipines, c. 1904.

William Howard Taft is seen here riding a water buffalo in the Philippines in 1904. He was appointed to be the first American civilian Governor-General of the Philippines, serving from 1901-1903. 

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