|Outside the Central Phoenix Transit Center at Central and Van Buren. Oh, so many palm trees.|
|One of the many sophisticated looking rail stations in Phoenix and the Valley.|
|Rail riders and their bikes.|
|The perfect fold in pink and Turkish green, M-model.|
|A snazzy Mouton folding bike.|
|Many colored Bromptons lined up in a neat, tight row.|
|Me with the Brompton Commemorative Diamond Jubilee Bike! Long live the Queen.|
I couldn't leave Portapedal without Al and Donna's wisdom on biking in the Valley's scorching heat. And it was hot that day, reaching a high of about 104 by the end of the day. Al pretty much bikes through it all and Donna said that drinking plenty of water with an occasional Gator-Aide type drink is the key. Water. Seems nobody can stress that enough when it comes to biking in the high (but dry) heat. They actually made sure I drank a bottle of water before I left, since I was walking to the shuttle stop for the ride back to the transit center where I'd pick up the rail back to Central Phoenix. I will continue to gratefully accept water and advise from all seasoned Valley cyclists.