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The Pond Country Market In the heart of downtown Barnhartvale, nestled in a parklike setting, is a new garden centre called The Pond Country Market. Owners Laura, Carrie & Bonnie have a vision to develop The Pond Country Market as a garden centre destination - your one stop shop for all your gardening needs. For the garden enthusiast, The Pond will be hosting regular seminars on general and specialty gardening. Taught by professional horticulturists, you’ll be able to learn how to take care of your garden while minimizing your environmental impact. For those seeking giftware, The Pond has unique, practical and competitively priced giftware to decorate your garden or your home. And for those seeking a great cup of coffee or tea, Barnhartvale’s first and only coffee shop and gourmet food cart is located at The Pond. Serving up organic fair trade coffee and teas with delicious treats. Need garden supplies, to pick up a gift for a special someone, or just come with friends to check out view and enjoy a great cup of coffee.
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Motorcycles and safe driving practices Certain skills have to be mastered in order to drive a motorcycle. The pleasure of driving on two wheels must be combined with safety practices. After all, the smallest of errors can be fatal. Motorcyclists must first of all pay careful attention to their clothing, because their clothing is the only form of protection they have. Just imagine the result of a fall or a crash at 100 km/hour! Wearing a jacket made of leather or an anti-abrasive material is not a luxury, it’s a necessity, whatever the weather. Gloves and boots are other indispensable items in a motorcyclist’s wardrobe. As far as helmets are concerned, full face models offer the best protection. The techniques for maintaining balance at slow speeds, negotiating bends and corners, braking at intersections, and avoiding obstacles must be mastered perfectly — all while keeping to the speed limits, of course. Sharing the road with other users is another important element that will only succeed if everyone behaves in a safe and courteous manner. Being aware of the risks attached to driving a motorcycle and being capable of managing them is to demonstrate an exemplary, proactive attitude, one which will never detract from your pleasure and sense of freedom.
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Which Type of Harley Davidson Motorcycle is Best for You You’ve been wanting one for so long. When you hear the roar of the engine, your heart skips a beat. You stop and stare, fantasizing about what it would be like if YOU were sitting in the seat. Before you go out and buy yourself a Harley, it’s wise to do your homework and determine which type of motorcycle is best suited for you. To begin you want to match the type of bike to your riding style, expectations, experience, and ability. You also want to consider how you will be riding the bike. Last, but not least, you’ll want to take into consideration your physical size and abilities. A common mistake many people make is to buy a motorcycle that is too big for them. Obviously, this can result in serious injury or death. It’s important to select a motorcycle that you can skillfully maneuver and manage. Harley Davidson offers a wide range of motorcycles and can accommodate nearly everyone’s needs. Let’s take a look at the various types of Harley Davidson motorcycles: Touring: If you plan on taking road trips, this is the Harley for you. However, if you are a beginner, this type of bike is probably more than you can handle. When these bikes are fully loaded, they can weigh up
to 800 pounds. Harley touring bikes include Road Kings and Glides. Cruisers: Harley Cruisers are a lighter weight motorcycle than Touring bikes; however, they are still heavy and not recommended for beginners. Cruisers are categorized as Softails and include the Harley Fat Boy, Heritage and Nostalgia models. Softails: The term softail refers to a type of rear suspension system installed to absorb shock. Softails were designed to be reminiscent of the rigid mount design of earlier models; but provide a more comfortable ride. Harley Softails are a popular choice for daily riding. Many riders choose the Softail when they want to create their own custom design. Softails are lighter in weight than Touring or Cruiser Harley’s. Models include the Softail Custom, Springer Softail, Heritage Softail, Heritage Springer, Night Train, Deuce, and Fat Boy. Dynas: The Dynas model has a dual shock rear suspension like the Touring bikes and a front end like the Softail and Sportster models. The engine has a rubber mounted support system to reduce engine vibration. Dynas are available with a wide-glide or narrow-glide front end. This type of bike is a good
choice for street riding and appropriate for beginners. Sportster: These are the perfect choice of Harley motorcycles for beginners. These bikes have a smaller engine and smaller frame and are the lightest bikes offered by Harley-Davidson. Sportsters are the only Harley with two engine sizes, the 883 and 1200. They are about half the cost of the big twin Harley’s; making them the most affordable choice the company offers. V-Rod: The V-Rod is newest Harley model and introduces a water cooled engine. The V-Rod motorcycle has the style of an imported sport bike, yet retains the stretched out forward controls that are uniquely Harley. This is a good daily riding motorcycle and makes a good choice for those who are experienced in riding. Buell: Although this isn’t exactly a Harley; Buell sport bikes are made and sold through Harley Davidson. Buell motorcycles are a traditional sports bike powered by an American V-Twin engine. Buell motorcycles are a great all-around bike, suitable for daily riding or shorter road trips. Several engine sizes are available, making Buell motorcycles a good choice for beginners to seasoned riders.
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THE UNIQUE T@B LUXURY AT ITS BEST
With its bright colours and sleek lines, the T@B recreational vehicle has turned more than its fair share of heads. Its light weight, aerodynamic lines, and many amenities have made it a favourite in this category of trailers.
As the Tiffin Motorhome slogan says, “Wherever you go, we go.” And go, they do! No matter what model you choose you will find the perfect mix of true luxury, performance, and fuel-efficiency. These superbly-engineered motorhomes will definitely get you dreaming. (Photo Tiffin Motorhomes)
THE PERFECT TOY HAULER If you have a motorcycle, ATV, bike, or anything else that you’d like to take along on your trip, the Cruiser RV Company offers towable toy haulers that you can definitely depend on. Some models offer the perfect cargo space with a pull-down table and bench seats. (Photo CruiserRV)
SIMPLICITY HAS ITS VIRTUES There’s a lot to be said for timeless simplicity. Here are all the essentials in a small package that includes a kitchenette, a convertible dinette, a large, comfortable bed, and plenty of storage. Very affordable, this RV will help you build a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Photo Sportsmen KZ RV)
THE LEGENDARY AIRSTREAM Easily noticeable with its aluminum-skinned finish and its rounded corners, this aerodynamic trailer is definitely among the most luxurious recreational vehicles today.
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Electronic fuel injection for SUZUKI engines Suzuki is renowned for producing solid, high-performance, and safe ATVs. Their lineup includes the KingQuad (750 AXi, 500 AXi, 400 FSi and 400 ASi), Orzak (250), and QuadSport (Z400, Z400 Limited) models.
a continuously variable automatic transmission box, while the 400 ASi model uses a semiautomatic five-speed transmission.
Powered by an impressive electronic fuel-injected 722-cc engine, the 750 AXi is at the front of the pack in this category. The optional power steering ensures increased comfort in any driving conditions. The 500 AXi model is driven by a fuel-injected 493-cc engine. Just like the 750, its optional power steering helps drivers deal with all the holes and bumps encountered on the toughest of trails. The KingQuad family is completed by the 400 FSi and 400 ASi. Since last year these two 400 models have benefited from an electronic fuel-injected 376cc engine, a technology that improves cold- and wet weather starts and increases throttle response at high altitudes, where the air is thinner. The 400 FSi model is equipped with
Suzuki offers the Orzak 250 for newcomers to ATVs. However, if you’d prefer to have fun with jumps, bumps, and controlled skids, the QuadSport Z400 is the engine for you. This year its 398-cc engine has a new, more efficient fuel injection system.
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KAWASAKI unveils a four passenger side-by-side Four years ago Kawasaki entered sport side-by-sides with the Teryx attract more customers this year, manufacturer has added the Teryx4 passenger model to its range.
the world of 750 4x4. To the Japanese 750 4x4 four
As with the two passenger model, the new Teryx4 is offered in three different versions: the base model, EPS, and EPS LE. Where it differs from the original model is its brand new, more rigid frame which is capable of supporting the new V-twin 749 cc engine, the power of which has increased by 15 percent. This engine has been positioned and bolted in such a way as to balance the mass in the centre of the vehicle. Ground clearance has been reduced by a few centimetres in order to improve manoeuvrability on steep terrain and cornering stability. Helping to get the power to the wheels is a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This features an electrically selectable 4WD system with instant-switch access to 2WD, 4WD, and the 4WD + front differential lock system. Other vehicles in the Kawasaki range include the Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS, 650 4x4i, and 650 4x4 utilities, as well as the KVF 360, still classed among the most powerful and reliable Japanese ATVs in the industry. The Brute Force 750 offers a few changes this year, including power steering and aluminum wheels. The new Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4.
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The importance of a well-maintained property
ogan Lake offers many enticing activities. Hikers, cyclists, ATVerâ€™s and mountain bikers can enjoy the many trails around the community and scenic lake. Winter activities include snowmobiling, X country skiing and skating on Logan Lake. Local maps are available at the Visitor Centre. Over 25 high elevation lakes surrounding Logan Lake offers world class rainbow trout Ă€shing. The municipal campground amenities include, powered sites, hot showers and a boat launch. It is located next to Meadow Creek 9 hole golf course and Copper Ridge 18 basket disc golf course. The campground is only 1km from Lakeview Plaza.
The very latest in interior decorating, a home and garden that are the envy of the neighbourhood, a house that doesnâ€™t show its age... Keeping up with this combination of factors could lead to a considerable increase in the value of your property. The upkeep of a home often just involves small yearly modifications and simple jobs. A neat exterior, well-pruned hedges, materials in a good state of repair, and a clear, unimpeded view of the home all add up to a well-maintained property and a proud homeowner. Where the exterior is concerned, maintaining the siding should be your priority, as this will protect your home from bad weather for years to come. The roof is the other part of your home that should never be neglected. For example, the state of the roof could deteriorate if moss is
allowed to cover it. Donâ€™t neglect the concrete surrounding an in-ground pool and always protect garden furniture from the harmful rays of the sun. Did you know that a well-planned yard can increase the value of your property? As they grow, the trees you plant will add to the worth of your home as well as adding to your comfort both outside and inside: trees block the wind in cool weather and provide shade on hot summer days. That can mean a reduction in both air-conditioning and heating costs. So give free rein to your gardening talents by planting trees, creating flower beds, and establishing hedges. Lastly, spread compost to enrich your soil for a beautiful lawn and donâ€™t forget to weed regularly in order to enhance the appearance of your shrubs and flowers.
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Stop by the Logan Lake Visitor Centre; a unique tribute to our communityâ€™s mining history. The centre is located inside a 195B Bucyrus Erie mining shovel. Look for the giant landmark next to the centre: a 235 ton Wabco ore hauling truck.
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