Today’s Arizona commute started out in a rather eventful manner. I actually remembered to pack my pant leg straps this week, so I set off looking a little less ridiculous than I do while utilizing the scrunchie trick.
These leather Velcro pant-leg straps came free with the Belle‘s honey Selle An-atomica saddle. Although the large golden logos turned my ankles into a miniature billboard, it was a small price to pay for easy riding and grease-free trousers.
I changed hotels this week; therefore, I was able to try out a brand new commute. This time around, the views were more enjoyable than those of the usual mountain ranges and cactus plants. I rode by an extremely ritzy residential area ridden with palm trees and gorgeous ranch houses.
The best part of this new commute was the upgrade to an actual bike lane rather than the sidewalk to which I had grown accustomed. There was a slight incline on the way to work, but it was barely noticeable. Although being seemingly downhill, the ride home was a nightmare. The slightest wind picked up tiny sand particles into the air and caused me to look like this the entire way home:
On days like these, I am going to need to get a pair of sunglasses and/or clear glasses to make the commute more enjoyable. A question to the bike commuters of the desert–how do you cope with winds and desert storms?