Public Bike's V1 "TOBY"
For navigating around the flat, San Joaquin Valley, I use the simple yet beautiful Public Bike's V1. It's a no-thrills machine produced locally in San Francisco. I have mine fitted out with both a back rack/basket and a front rack so I can carry all of the stuff that goes to and from the Vicarage every day, as well as those last minute shopping trips, visits to parishioners, and now an amazing double kickstand to keep it all from falling over every time I get off of it!
Being one of God's least mechanically inclined individuals, I am blessed to have the Fulton Bike Shop available a few miles away, which keeps "Toby" (named for the hard-working but old fashioned train from one of my children's favorite books and shows: Thomas the Tank Engine) up and running.
While a few more gears would be nice at times, I find the one-speed approach gives me just enough speed to get where I am going, while remaining available for greetings and "just a second" moments from those I pass. And that is, after all, one of the main reasons I am the Bicycling Vicar!