Dumont, Ia. — Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards squeezed into a pair of Spandex bike shorts today and pedaled on the RAGBRAI route with champion cyclist Lance Armstrong...
...To warm up for RAGBRAI, Edwards rode 22 miles on Sunday in the hills of his home state, North Carolina.
"This is actually not hard, this is fun," Edwards said as he climbed a hill on County Road T16 on a black Trek road bike he borrowed for the day. "The biggest problem is my butt hurts. Is that normal?"
"Do you want some Chamois Butt'r?" Peter Klein, of Beloit, Wisc., asked him.
"What's that?" Edwards said, as a string of riders from Team Trousermouse cruised past.
Klein, a 27-year-old with a beard and round John Lennon-style sunglasses, explained that it's a skin cream cyclists use to prevent chafing and soothe saddle sores. He handed the senator a travel-sized packet and said he hoped it helped.
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