Nate Bell caught the cycling bug during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s a growing community of recreational cyclists in Door County, but few who make cycling a part of their regular commute – and even fewer still who dare to continue that commute through the snow, slush and ice of winter on a peninsula with few bike lanes and little signage.
But some of us are just built differently.
Take Carl Morrison. He’s been biking to work on a regular basis since the 1970s.
“It wasn’t the cool thing back then,” he said. “I just liked being active.”
At that time, he was working at Bay Shipbuilding, but for the past 20 years, he’s worked as a welder at ExacTech, to which he’s continued to commute by bike – first from his home in Sevastopol, and for the past year from his new residence in Forestville.
And Morrison is not a fair-weather rider. Nov. 26 will mark eight years of riding every single day . He’s 64, so that means he’s not doing it on entirely spry, young legs. He’s even biked through two knee replacements and a hip replacement without pause.
“Now for me, it’s like getting in your car to go somewhere,” Morrison said.This year he rode the one-day, 230-mile Ride across Wisconsin from La Crosse to Green Bay with his daughter, Lisa. Carl Morrison has ridden every day for eight years. “That was my favorite ride yet,” he said. “To spend 17 hours riding alone with my daughter – it was incredible.”But Morrison’s […]
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