"These are the sorts of problems associated with office workers going on training rides with professional athletes." —Dain Zaffke. WTB's main marketing man is referring to the accompanying picture of him (right) and Levi Leipheimer, who, as Zaffke found out, can ride a mountain bike at a high level as well.
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not every day that the 39th President, who by the way is over 80 years old, shucks his running routine in favor of riding, and in particular, a Specialized Globe.
OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales of Shimano’s bicycle components, led by its remodeled Deore XT, hit 112.02 billion yen ($1.008 billion) through the first three quarters of 2007, up 28.6 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the company’s third-quarter financial summary.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has joined the growing list of component and accessory suppliers that will host mini-trade shows next month in Taiwan.
"Bill O’s (O'Reilly) King Lear act in which he threatens somebody with terrible consequences and boycotts and plagues of locusts, has produced nothing tangible other than making the object of his impotent rage richer.” —Keith Olbermann, discussing O'Reilly's rage over Mark Cuban's new war film "Redacted."
SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has announced that its founding director Marilyn Price is a finalist for the national Volvo for Life Award and a potential cash prize of $100,000 for Trips for Kids.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Engin Yeselyemis to its U.S. bicycle group.
CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Kryptonite is installing permanent bike racks in select cities nationwide. The Kryptonite racks have been installed in Portland, Oregon and Blue Island, Illinois.
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not only a recent jump in taxes that are increasing tire prices.
Because of rising oil prices, consumers should expect tire prices to increase upwards of 18 percent in the following year.
VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports reported net sales for the third quarter grew 1.1 percent to $188.6 million from $186.5 million last year.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Online and mail/fax registration is now open for the 11th annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) to be held January 18th-20 in San Diego, CA.
"Words? While you've been #$%#$#' around at some #$%&*#$ company golf tournaments, I been out in the world, giving my word and backing it up with action." Lowell Bergman from "The Insider."
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—To support industry efforts for future federal funding of bicycling projects in America, the NBDA has announcesd a scholarship program to fund member dealers to attend the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. March 4-6, 2008.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Nielsen Business Media, parent company of the Action Sports Retailer (ASR), Health+Fitness Business (HFB) and Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade shows, has signed an exclusive multi-year partnership agreement with Messe Munich International (MMI), owners and organizers of the ISPO China trad
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—With the Canadian “loonie” at near record levels against the dollar, rumors are rife that Canada’s Dorel Industries, which owns Pacific Cycles, is kicking tires and weighing frames as it ponders a purchase of Cannondale.
SAN MARCOS, CA (BRAIN)—Nema International marketing director and manager Dylan Dean has a new project in the form of Pinned MTB Magazine.
The online magazine is dedicated to the sport of gravity mountain bike racing with news, product, team and athlete sponsorship, race reports and more.
LOS ALTOS, CA (BRAIN)—Wordlock has partnered with Quality Bicycle Products for the distribution of Wordlock bike locks and padlocks throughout the United States and Canada.
"Barbecues, tea kettles, gobs of axle grease
There comes a time for every man
To sail the seas of cheese
Now, life's a bowl of bagel dogs,
but there are unpleasantries
Cold toilet seats, dentist chairs
and trips to DMV"
ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—Turnstile Publishing is launching a new title called Masters Cycling in January. The magazine targets 40 year and older cyclists.
The company already publishes Masters Athletes, formerly called Geezer Jock.