MADISON, Wis. – Through the snow, below freezing temperatures, and harsh winds, Daniel Hobson gets to work the same way he always does, rain or shine: pedaling on two wheels.
To see that cycling has a big fan base in Madison, one only needs to take a look around. Whether for the sake of the environment, exercise, or just for fun, thousands on the isthmus choose bicycles as their preferred way to get around.
Not every one of those riders, however, can make that commitment year-round through a Wisconsin winter. Hobson is one of the ones who can.
"What’s not to love?" he said. "I believe in getting out and trying to do something in the outdoors every day if you can."
For years, Hobson hasn’t owned a car, so to get to and from work he bikes about nine miles per day no matter the conditions outside, including a snow storm. In his own words, he’s a big cycling advocate and doesn’t believe there’s such a thing as too cold for cycling.
“It makes me love my job, it makes me in a good mood,” he explained. “My mind is refreshed when I get to work.” A bicyclist and runner along a Madison bike trail on a snowy day. WISC-TV/Channel3000. Kären Miskimen shares his enthusiasm. On top of her commute to work, she bikes for miles on wintry country roads just for fun.
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