I lived there for 12 years during the 80's and still visit family there from time to time. Flagstaff is a mixture of collage students, Indians, hippies and regular working class people. It's a fairly large town but its spread out through the pine trees so you don't see it. There are lots of rural areas close to town that could give you the lifestyle you have now. It gets cold and snowy but not as bad as where you are now. The summers get up in the high 80's but they have a monsoon season that cools things down. In June , July and August in can rain for a couple of hours in the middle of the day but its kind of nice. A 35 minute ride can get you down into the high desert. It's only a 2 hour ride to the Phoenix area. You can see 4 states from the top of the ski area on a clear day so there are some great rides in every direction. The dirt roads are fairly tame and go forever through the trees but not a lot of creeks, lakes or actual destinations. I could ride all day and not see another person. The bike you have is a good choice for this area. Hope this helps.