At Cycleton, a Specialized Elite store and service shop, the friendly staff restores bicycles with professional-level maintenance skills. Boasting more than 60 years of combined experience, the staff of wheel whisperers begins each tune-up by scrubbing the body to remove muck and rust, followed by adjustments to the derailleur gears, brakes, bearings, and warp thrusters. Maintenance experts summon their velocipedal clairvoyance to correctly align the derailleur hanger, true the wheels, and tighten all the hardware to ensure nothing rattles or uncontrollably sobs. With a freshly lubed chain and well-pumped tires, cycles will be prepared for any epic journeys, from the Tour de France to the Oregon Trail. Cyclists can drop off bikes on the fly or make appointments for faster returns.
The friendly, licensed chauffeurs at the helm of each Go Limo stretch Lincoln limousine see to it that their brood of passengers get to their destinations in a safe and timely manner. While passengers relax and sink into the plush leather seats en route to proms, birthday parties, or the airport, they're surrounded with creature comforts to make the trip an enjoyable one. These include such niceties as a CD player and brand new stereo, as well as the always-in-demand smartphone charger cables.
Colorado Auto Finders Service Center's technicians, who are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, lure peak performances from engines. The one-hour service includes up to 5 quarts of conventional oil and a clean filter, which stands guard by screening oil for contaminants and bumper stickers examining new career paths. After the oil change, technicians follow a 30-point itinerary that directs them to assess the tires’ condition and replenish depleted fluids. The team also scopes out brake linings, calipers, and wheel cylinders to ensure safe operation even when autos are stuck behind tours reenacting the mailman's day. After examining the exhaust system, battery, lights, steering, and more than 15 other vitals, techs send cars off to roam the vast roadways full of health and vigor.
At each of several one-day festivals held throughout the country, thousands of revelers unite in an epic clash of pulp, beer, and live music. Armed with a cache of 300,000 tomatoes, participants don protective bathing suits and goggles and hurl the fruit at one another during a two-hour battle. Throughout the afternoon, live music and costume contests offer an entertaining respite from the front lines, as bartenders dispense drafts of beer to attendees older than 21, refueling soldiers' morale before they resign to writing goodbye letters to their produce vendors back home. All tomatoes used during the event are past ripe and already fated for disposal, making the battle an efficient means of tossing them before their cursed transformation into singing Muppets.
Though Wheel Fun Rentals bicycle stables are scattered from sea to shining sea across the North American continent, the seeds of the enterprise were sown in Italy. On vacation in the late '80s, founder Brian McInerney discovered the four-wheeled Surrey cycle, a pedal-powered vehicle capable of carrying as many as six passengers. Before returning to the States, he made sure to pick up a full set of Surreys from the manufacturer, and a new chapter in his life began. Today, the business rents not only bikes and Surreys, but also multiple cycle-style mutants such as the three-wheeled Deuce Coupe and its cousin the Chopper. They even carry more advanced land vehicles such as electric cars and scooters. Kayaks, one-person pontoons, and stand-up paddle boards also unlock access to some of the country's wettest byways.