Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.
Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.
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The dough-spinners at Black Dog Market slather house-made sauce across their hand-tossed crusts for an array of savory pizzas. The doughy canvases, which bear organic-vegetable toppings and cheesy re-creations of the Mona Lisa, slide onto scorching stones and bake to a golden brown in the kitchen oven. Ravenous dining companions assuage hungers with breadsticks as they await their pies, sinking teeth into garlic and parmesan wands whose cumulative mass is equivalent to a 16-inch pizza. Patrons perch at outdoor picnic tables or inside a cabin-style dining room while sipping their fountain drinks and delighting taste buds with cheesy slices. Meanwhile, groups on the go can pick up their meal for at-home munching or a pre-robbery snack.