Chuck Schumer Rides His Bike Where He Wants to Ride His Bike

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Sen. Chuck Schumer's wife, former transportation commissioner Iris Weinshall, really, really hates the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane. She even went to far as to try to file a (quickly dismissed) lawsuit against the lane. Schumer, though he's generally pro-bikers' rights, has mostly remained silent on the topic of the PPW strip. But maybe actions speak louder than words? Paul Steely White, who's involved with a pro-biking group called Tranportation Aternatives, spotted Schumer pedaling happily along the edge of the park this weekend, using the dreaded lane (and — shame on you, Chuck! —wearing what appear to be earbuds).

Some men rebel against their wives in midlife by buying a motorcyle or a fast car; this guy uses a specially designated area that makes his weekend hobby slightly safer.