"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.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association will hold a special meeting on Monday to address industry concerns regarding the Nov. 12 deadline to comply with new consumer product safety regulations.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bike Park Program is growing fast as the company in 2009 is establishing an additional five new bike parks throughout Europe and North America, adding to its current 21 parks.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The city of Greenville, South Carolina, is conducting a dedication ceremony for the Hincapie Path on Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
"They don't like to miss their shows at night or the early-bird special at the diner."
—Jon Stewart, referring to Florida's block of senior voters during an appearance by Barack Obama on his show.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke told a gathering of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers Thursday night that he’s never been more bullish on cycling’s future than he is right now.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—RoadBikeAction.com will launch a new column on October 30 entitled "Page 8: Lance Armstrong's Comeback Chronicles" covering the dramatic return to racing of the seven-time Tour de France champion.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Next Thursday November 6, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) invites its members to participate in an Internet seminar with OIA’s government affairs team for a look at the new president and the new majorities in Congress.
Under beautiful skies in Carlsbad, California, Campagnolo's Tom Kattus (far left) and Brian Sarmiento (far right) were nice enough to let Team BRAIN break in some of Campy's new 11-speed gruppos yesterday.