"When you feel your life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up and
Take a look around you then a look way up to the sky.
And when your deepest thoughts are broken,
Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die."
—Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Lance Armstrong told the LA Times on Tuesday, inside the San Diego Air and Space Technology Center wind tunnel, that his final two rides at the Tour de France were "not fun."
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Sugoi Performance Apparel, a division of Dorel Industries, has hired B. James Bottoms as the company's as chief operating officer.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—EICMA got its start amidst pouring rain yesterday. That, as well as restricted entrance to trade visitors and media, contributed to light foot traffic on the first day. However, many exhibitors expect attendance to pick up tomorrow, when the show opens to the general public.
EAGLE, ID (BRAIN)—Industry veteran Brian Stuart Grieger died unexpectedly at his home from a massive heart attack on October 27. He was 53.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer, a division of Nielsen Business Media, has announced the opening of online buyer registration for its Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Expo and Backcountry Base Camp scheduled to run January 21-25, 2009.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—Members of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association met on a conference call Monday morning to discuss lingering questions about complying with the new consumer product safety law.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Robert Roman has joined the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News sales team as its in-house account manager.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The Italian bicycle and motorcycle show kicks off today in Milan. The exhibition, in its 66th edition, will run until Sunday, November 9, but today and tomorrow are trade-only days. On Thursday the show opens to the general public.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwanese manufacturers appear to be investing heavily in cycling’s future even as global industries retrench in one of the toughest financial downturns in decades.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
—Barack Obama, president-elect of the United States
(PHOTO of Sock Guy PROMO NOT FOR SALE Obama sock)
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—It looks as though the bicycle industry wants some change at the top.
BY JASON NORMAN
LAS VEGAS, NV—The troubles on Wall Street were hard to discern at Interbike where the mood of those attending and exhibiting was largely positive.
Attendance at the show was up once again, as more than 23,400 exhibitors and retailers filled the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
BETHESDA, MD—The clock is ticking for manufacturers who haven’t yet reacted to the new consumer product safety reform legislation.
BY MATT WIEBE
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Held in the Glenn Miller ballroom at the University of Colorado, the first annual Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show, presented by Hudz and Wheels Manufacturing, was a success in the eyes of both organizers and exhibitors.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Based on figures from an annual count of bicyclists conducted since 1984, the New York City Department of Transportation said that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.
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SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is launching its “Original Six” 2009 promotional campaign, highlighting a select group of frame builders that have exhibited every year since the show began five years ago.
"Curiosity did not kill this cat."
—Studs Terkel. The writer and radio personality died at the age of 96. This is what wanted his epitaph to read.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—More than 200 people from 44 Taiwanese manufacturers and bicycle assemblers filled a ballroom at the Landis Hotel to hear Douglas Chiang explain the advantages of BB30—a fast-growing bottom bracket standard.