Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bike Politique

This week I caught Flagstaff's Millennial Mayor taking advantage of sunny skies and warm temperatures and riding her bike to an afternoon dental appointment. As I always say, if you must endure a dental procedure you owe it to yourself to first go on a bike ride. As the accompanying photos attest bike commuting, whether to work or a medical appointment, is perfectly suited to business casual. As with most American bikes, the Mayor's Crossroads lacks a full chain guard, necessitating either securing one's pant leg with a Velcro strap or, as the Mayor demonstrates, rolling it up to prevent unsightly grease stains.
Later than same day on my lunch break I coincidentally found a new women's Torker with a full chain guard, a rack, and fenders on display outside Arizona Bikes. Unfortunately, I didn't have time for a test ride but I was excited to see the full chain guard and hope they catch on. Earlier in the fall they also had a similarly equipped Red Line in their front window. I'm not sure the exact price but I think I've seen each for less than $500. I don't have any experience with either brand but the reviews I've read so far have been positive.
Cure for the Recession Blues #5

When seeking to over come the recession blues, a combination of friends, a homemade meal, and fresh baked cookies are just what the doctor ordered. Her my friend Desiree sips a strong black tea served in my favorite Portugese cup and saucer while enjoying our high altitude baking experiment - lemon tea biscuits.


Dottie said...

I'm becoming a fan of your mayor! Those lemon tea biscuits look good :)

She Rides a Bike said...

Yes, the lemon tea biscuits are wonderful and nice and soft. The receipe is in the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I substituted some of the flour for whole wheat flour to add some nutitional value and they still tasted great. I've been on a bit of a cookie baking thing lately. I don't buy them at the grocer anymore and decided that I'm probably doing Bob and I a favor buy baking my own and making them as healthy as possible.

RidingPretty said...

I must say you have one of heck of a Mayor!
Please keep us updated with 'Mayor on a bike' stories and pics. So inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing.

And I have to agree with Dottie, those lemon tea biscuits look so yummy. My favorites are lemon too but even more so, I love lavender tea biscuits. Now I want to go and make some...