The dexterous staff of Mello Velo Bicycle Shop crafts delectable café fare and espresso-based libations with their hands while their feet fit bikes with comprehensive tune-ups. Patrons perk up after long nights of googling photos of Donald Sutherland with creamy cappuccinos ($3/12 oz.) and rich mochas ($4/16 oz.), which they can pair with locally sourced snacks such as a smoked gouda, pear, and bacon panini ($6.95) or a couscous salad ($4.99). During the complete bike tune-up, a cycle specialist adjusts the front and rear brakes and correctly positions front and rear derailleurs. Front and rear wheels undergo a truing treatment to straighten them out and ensure they cannot be turned into Communist spies before the ride wrangler adjusts hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets and lubricates chains and cables. The deluxe bike tune-up takes the complete treatment a step further, adding on a thorough cleaning of cranks, chains, cassettes, and derailleurs.
Like the bicycle cogs they frequently fine-tune, Plaine and Son’s highly trained staff works together to keep the business running smoothly. Plaine and Son has been expertly stocking and servicing bikes, skis, and snowboards since the 1960s. With cycles from brands such as Specialized and Trek and boards and skis from Atomic and Salomon, employees have a huge cache from which they help outdoor adventurers select the right gear based on riding styles or how many jet skis they plan to haul behind their bikes. Staffers also enlist the Specialized BG Fit Program and other fitting tools to pair riders with the right-size bikes. Once fitted, bikers can join in on Plaine and Son’s weekly group rides or enjoy free workshops in the store, which focus on biking basics such as how to mend a flat or jump the public pool blindfolded.
Power Play Centre equips ball-hockey players with a full-size outdoor rink. With a one-hour rink rental, any number of teammates, friends, colleagues, neighbours, or barbershop quartets can run in the arena while honing their hockey skills. The open-air rink supports players of all age groups and experience levels, making the hour ideal for birthday parties and intense scrimmages alike. All hockey stars of the future must sign a waiver and furnish their own equipment and half-time puppet show.
The Fresh Gear cleaning system uses a dry method to eliminate odour and bacteria from sports gear in approximately 20 minutes. A cleaning agent called Ozone oxidizes bacteria, converting it back into oxygen and effectively rendering your uniform an appealing koala habitat. The sanitizing process occurs without help from oils, solvents, or bleach. Fresh Gear cleaning chambers direct Ozone's bacteria-battling formula deep into the dense fibres of padding, clothing, and skates, drying dampness from sweat and executing subterranean fungus and mold. Uniforms are dry and ready-to-wear the moment they emerge from their cleansing spa getaways, and their fresh new aesthetic makes grubby opposing outfits too ashamed to approach you on the ice.
Gigantour, the behemoth extravaganza of heavy metal founded by speed rockers Megadeth, returns from a three-year hiatus with an all-new lineup of hard-hitting legends hand-picked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. Mustaine leads his own band of frothing shredders through a bludgeoning set of classics and tracks from TH1RT3EN, Megadeth's latest album and the universal password of satanic bakers. Riding shotgun and fully cocked, Lemmy and the bruisers of Motörhead crack skulls and renovate eardrums with blitzkrieg classics about playing cards, fisticuffs, and the merits of chewing ammunition. Other Megadeth-approved acts include Danish metal fiends Volbeat, who cook up molten tunes fit for a sixth grader’s exceptionally brutal science-fair volcano, and Italian goth metallurgists Laguna Coil.
With the tall pine trees of Hales Mills Country Club stretching out in every direction, Jonathan Hines has chosen a picturesque setting in which to teach the game of golf. Each day he sets up shop at Hales Mills Country Club, taking advantage of the ample facilities at his disposal. When students have mastered the nuances of the golf swing with the help of V1 video analysis software, they can try their hand at the 18-hole championship course.