You know by now (and probably have seen a bunch of the memes) that President Joe Biden fell off his bike while cycling around his beach house in Delaware this morning. The fall provided us with some great images, and Biden wasn’t hurt, so that’s a plus.
How does one fall off a stationary bike?
— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) June 18, 2022
How did he fall at a full stop? That’s just weird. https://t.co/97YACS6mmK
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) June 18, 2022
It seems we’ve narrowed down the cause of Biden’s fall, and it wasn’t Vladimir Putin. It was the toe-cage on his pedals.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 18, 2022
The New York Post looked back at a 2020 Bicycling magazine profile of Biden’s “tricked-out bike,” which includes “a wireless computer, a coiled cable lock, a bottle cage, a bento box, and a rear-view mirror attached to the handlebars.”
The report took special note of one add-on: the pedals’ toe cages, which Biden, 79, blamed for causing his fall.
“The toe cages on his flat pedals make us feel like when the paparazzi aren’t looking, Biden really likes to rip,” wrote Riley Missel, the magazine’s former editor.
Yes, he really likes to rip when no one’s watching.
Joe’s foot got stuck in a “toe cage”, first used in the 1900s to ensure shoes did not slip off the pedals on extended rides.
Why would (Dr) Jill allow
an 79 year-old use that archaic danger contraption? pic.twitter.com/0COVWRSVsJ
— Tosca Austen (@ToscaAusten) June 18, 2022
Yeah, it was the bike… not the health of the elderly dementia patient…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 18, 2022
— Economy Literate Lord Rupert Everton🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@smarkster) June 18, 2022
he. doesn’t. need. toe. clips.
— Peaches ñ Memes ⚾ (@NewYearsDani) June 18, 2022
It is better not to use toeclips if you are biking the first time.
— Jaakko Laurila 🇫🇮🇭🇺🇵🇱 (@puutarhakarkuri) June 18, 2022
So it’s an assault bike? Do they need to be banned too? 🙄
— 📚🖋Ryan S. Walters (@ryanswalters73) June 18, 2022
“No one needs and ASSAULT Bike with more than 1 gear or 2 pedals”
— GAB- @watchinyounow / Parler @wachinunow (@wachinunow) June 18, 2022
We need to lower the riding age of all bikes with foot straps
— kelly korrell (@KorrellKelly) June 18, 2022
Tricked out? With a water bottle holder and a mirror? Where’s the horn and basket?
— Adolescent Barracuda, MD (@splessss) June 18, 2022
Oh my God. No. Just no. This cannot be real, blaming the bike. 🥴
— Smug Potato (@PotatoSmug) June 18, 2022
The bike did nothing wrong.
— Frozen In Bemidji (@FrozenInBemidji) June 18, 2022
Biden unhurt after falling to the ground during bike ride in Delaware https://t.co/VDKfNEBdhf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 18, 2022