“Listening to the news! Again?"
“Well, it changes every day, you see." —Vernon Dursley and Harry Potter, "Order of the Phoenix"
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis lost his appeal yesterday when arbitrators upheld the results of a positive doping test from the 2006 Tour de France.
Landis must forfeit his Tour de France title and is suspended from the sport for two years, retroactive to January 30.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM and Zipp have signed a non-binding letter of intent for SRAM to acquire Zipp. The acquisition is expected to be completed within 60 days.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine and Festina USA have partnered to host “Victory Lap” at the Tourneau Time Dome at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—TANGO International released its report on Project Tsunami, the World Bicycle Relief program that granted 24,300 bicycles to men, women and children in Sri Lanka following the tsunami of December 2004.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—In celebration of their partnership, Bikes Belong Coalition and Interbike will serve free coffee to the first 1,000 show attendees to arrive Wednesday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. in the main upper lobby of the Sands Expo Center, the main entrance to the Interbike Expo.
"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." —Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999)
[World Carfree Day is Sept. 22: http://www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd/]
"My father was killed by ninjas, need money for karate lessons." -Panhandler holding a sign on the Las Vegas strip two days ago.
"Are you sure?" A Riviera Hotel front desk person asked Jason Norman in response to his room's cable not operating. After two days straight of PBS, Jason is happy to report that he fixed the problem himself as ESPN is now back within his grasp.
PRESCOTT, AZ (BRAIN)-Thunderhead Alliance's board of directors has decided to part ways with executive director Sue Knaup.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Specialized founder and president Mike Sinyard and a handful of employees will roll into Interbike’s Outdoor Demo this morning following a five-day ride from the company’s headquarters.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Kestrel Bicycles. ASI currently owns the Fuji and SE Bikes brands.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Too many two-mile trips are by car, spurring Clif Bar into action. Following Interbike this week, Clif Bar’s biodiesel bus will travel to a host of college campuses to promote its two-mile challenge.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-YaYa Bike took a new name and face yesterday: Mobeus Independent Bicycle Co-op. The brand reflects its revitalized mission: stop at nothing to help independent bicycle dealers thrive.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-A cooling breeze and moderate temperatures made for balmy biking during Outdoor Demo this year, and the new venue’s additional paved surfaces and landscaping diminished the dust.
"Do you want the good news or bad news first?" A Riviera Hotel front desk employee asked a young man checking in two days ago.
"Please Help Protect Our Employees. If you are in need of a disposable container for hypodermic needles PLEASE CALL HOUSEKEEPING DIAL 63." On a sticker in the Riviera bathroom. (Until next year, Riviera.)
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—To make it easier for people to choose sustainable hydration over bottled water, Camelbak launched an initiative called “Choose to Re-use” at Interbike.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Not everyone was searching out the latest and greatest bicycle products as the doors to the Sands Expo Halls opened yesterday.