What's weird about this? What's weird about checking out a Citi Bike—which, at most, you have 45 minutes to return—and heaving all 45 pounds of it onto the subway? There's nothing wrong with the bike—certainly you would have just picked a new one if there was— so that can't be the reason you're not riding it. This photo was taken on Monday around 6 p.m.—perhaps it was the brief bout of inclement weather that happened around that time, but then wouldn't one just opt out of the bike altogether? Were you honor-bound by an oath made to a dying elder that on this day, August 19, 2013 anno Domini, you would rent a Citi Bike, weather be damned? (In a clerical oversight, the contract never stipulated that you actually had to ride it.)
Tipster Miranda W., who snapped this shot on the 3 train near Times Square, said the Citi Bike Wrangler exited the train with his burden at 96th Street—from which the nearest docking station is around 37 blocks.