"The real reason I quit was because I had a terrific sunburn on the back of my neck, which I got because the red light was on most of the time I was in the net," -Stu Nahan would quip about the signal for a goal scored in hockey. The former iconic L.A. sportscaster died last week.
SAKAI, JAPAN (BRAIN)—Longtime Shimano employee Keiichi Hirobe passed away on Nov. 18, 2007. He was 74. A man that had always admitted to having a sweet tooth, he finally lost his lifelong battle against diabetes.
The BRAIN staff wishes you a successful and prosperous New Year.
News will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
“This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I'm living alone.” —Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone”
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA added a new event vehicle to its fleet. The vehicle, a large truck with an attached trailer, will be used for race support at key events.
"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." —Buddy in the movie "Elf"
MACEDON, NY (BRAIN)—Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Precision Cycling, has created a new women-only cycling event to help preserve a special place for riders and animals alike.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—More people from Chicago’s underserved communities will be riding bicycles and handcycles thanks to grants provided by SRAM. The SRAM grant program this month awarded mini-grants to four causes that advance bicycling for everyone, including disabled individuals and at-risk youth.
"Ho, ho, ho!" -Miles Jamison Norman
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has resigned separate sponsorship deals with the Health Net Presented by Maxxis and the Symmetrics Fuelled by FarmPure top-tier North American-based bicycle road racing teams.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—All of the professional cyclists competing in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California will attend the "black tie and spandex" evening reception and be introduced on stage.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is on the verge of selling out all 185 exhibitor spaces as it heads to the cycling-friendly city of Portland, Oregon, for the first time in the show's three-year history.
BRAIN wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
News will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group asked active Americans: If money were no object, what piece of sport equipment would you buy for yourself?
A boat or kayak and ski/snowboard equipment tied at 16 percent, while bikes followed in third with 11 percent.
Click on link for full study.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis won't be able to compete in France until 2009, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency, regardless of how his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ends up.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has banned him from competition until January 2009.
PEKAN NANAS, Malaysia (BRAIN)—No blindfolded twisting bus trip, no nondisclosure documents signed with a pricked finger, just six magazine editors with cameras touring Shimano’s Malaysian component factory.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—During the recent ice storm in Oklahoma, BikeMine’s roof partially collapsed, resulting in some damage to its warehouse, call center and offices.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has a new Web site with fresh visuals, more convenient functions and renewed content.
You'll find a complete presentation of Argon's bike and design concepts, while a number of road tests originally published by cycling magazines are also available.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle and Champion System, a manufacturer of customized performance apparel, have signed of a multi-tiered sponsorship and licensing agreement.