Steven Chu rides a bicycle

Steven Chu is the United States Secretary of Energy. He still rides a bike to his office at the Department of Energy in downtown D.C.

From the Washington Post:

Energy Secretary Steven Chu climbs onto his Colnago bicycle and rolls down his leafy street and onto the Capital Crescent Trail. Then it’s a 20-minute sprint to downtown Washington. A Secret Service agent keeps close behind, with the help of a small electric motor.

Chu winds his way through traffic along the Mall – where one angry motorist leans on the horn – before entering the Energy Department parking garage, right behind his general counsel’s red Maserati with the license plate “ENERGY.”

WASHINGTON - MAY 15:  U.S. Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu arrives on his bicycle to attend a 'Bike to Work Day' event at the Freedom Plaza May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people from the DC area rode their bicycles to work on today to promote an alternative mean to save energy and to help to create a greener environment.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - MAY 15:  U.S. Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu (R) rides his bicycle to work after he attended a 'Bike to Work Day' event at the Freedom Plaza May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people from the DC area rode their bicycles to work on today to promote an alternative mean to save energy and to help to create a greener environment.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - MAY 15:  U.S. Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu arrives on his bicycle to attend a 'Bike to Work Day' event at the Freedom Plaza May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people from the DC area rode their bicycles to work on today to promote an alternative mean to save energy and to help to create a greener environment.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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