At Pedego Electric Bikes, stylish cruisers augment manpower with 500-watt motors strong enough to propel them up steep hills. Riders control the bikes with handlebar throttles that can direct motors to completely take over, or fall silent and let feet or pet pack mules do the heavy lifting. Fueled by lightweight but mighty lithium-ion batteries, the retro cruisers come in a rainbow of colors and with different embellishments, from Schwalbe Fat Frank tires that fend off flats to the Interceptor bike's 48-volt electric drive system, which was originally designed to propel police officers up to 20 miles per hour for 20 miles per charge. The motors are latched to rear axles, where the weight of most of the riders falls, and disk brakes on the front wheels provide smooth control, allowing bikers to easily transition from speeding to cruising to hastily braking at tumbleweed crossings.
US designers and manufacturers specifically fashion the cycles to be powered electrically, with motors that draw their juice from magnets. Also free of plastic gears, which erode rapidly, the motors enjoy longer life spans that their conventional counterparts.
A family-owned operation since 1929, Classic Cleaners smartens up garments with professional dry-cleaning services, attracting the admiration of reporters from the Enterprise. Customers can pamper dress pants ($6.05), a sweater ($6.13), or a ghost costume woven from Egyptian cotton with a dry clean, during which meticulous spotting and hand-finishing ensures perfection. Capable cleaners also gussy up rugs ($8–$150), and talented tailors shorten or elongate slacks ($12.32). Staff pack a freshly laundered or dry-cleaned comforter ($29–$40) into one of the company’s eco-friendly bags, which customers are encouraged to reuse on future visits or when sack racing to work.
With more than 35 facilities spread across Arizona and California, California Arizona Storage Centers helps homeowners, renters, and business owners manage their living and working spaces with handy self-storage units, huge 14’ moving trucks, and safe stowing spaces for RVs, cars, and boats. Before freeing up valuable square footage in their domiciles, clients zero in on their exact storage-space requirement with a 3-D calculator, ensuring that every inch of storage is put to use. In addition to helping customers haul and stock cargo, California Arizona Storage Centers recycles computers, TVs, copiers, and other electronics through its All Green Electronics Recycling program, diverting more than 250,000 pounds of waste from landfills since 2010, and staving off the imminent nanobot uprising for at least a few more years.
DanceSport California is a multi-style dance studio specializing in Latin ballroom dances. The accommodating class schedule offers multiple hour-long drop-in classes that cater to all levels of experience. Couples classes are available, and no partner is required, because DanceSport encourages the mixing and mingling of feet and personalities. Classes are held atop a state-of-the-art floating dance floor that gives dancers an extra spring in their step while surprisingly following all laws of gravity and thermodynamics.