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.