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Posted November 14, 2007

"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"
—Primus

Posted in North America
Posted November 13, 2007

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 13, 2007

RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Ellsworth’s The Ride bike is the recipient of the 2007 Best of What’s New Grand Award from Popular Science in the Recreation category.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 13, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Specific route details for the 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race have been revealed by AEG, presenter of the third-annual event.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 13, 2007

"I would like to address that particular stereotype if I may. Now, your stereotypical donut is nothing but dough and sugar fried in fat, am I right? Now that fat gums up your arteries and goes to your brain, and you turn liberal.

Posted in North America
Posted November 12, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Calfee Design's bamboo bike got some love in yesterday's LA Times.

The LA Times highlighted different outdoor equipment for being green including surfboards, skateboards, snowboards and Calfee Design's bamboo bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted November 12, 2007

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—As a result of the recent Southern California wildfires, many parks popular to mountain bikers suffered extensive damage like Orange County's Whiting Ranch.

Whiting Ranch hasn't reopened yet.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 12, 2007

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles, Hincapie Sportswear and SRAM are hosting the first annual Q-Fest tomorrow at SRAM's Chicago headquarters.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 12, 2007

"He was a class act, the kind of guy who stood by his word." —Len Rohde, talking about former 49ers coach Dick Nolan, who passed away at the age of 75.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2007

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Ontario government is helping families get more active with a retail sales tax exemption for bikes and helmets.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has partnered with the Barloworld Race Team. Bianchi will supply bicycles for the team in 2008.

Barloworld had been with Cannondale.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2007

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (BRAIN)—DT Swiss has launched its first outside representative in the country to represent the brand in the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 11, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Pro Cycling Tour, organizers of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling, have hired The Shipon Group of Philadelphia to market the three-event international cycling series including next year's 24th annual Commerce Bank Philadelphia International Championship scheduled for June 8.

Posted in North America
Posted November 11, 2007

"He could do anything he wanted to do — the movie business, writing, theater, politics. He never thought the boundaries were restricted. He'd go anywhere and try anything.

Posted in North America
Posted November 9, 2007

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Some exhibitors might have frowned on the Milan bicycle show’s later dates and dropped out, but that didn’t seem to hamper the crowds of buyers and press that filled the halls and subway stations into the Fiera Milano and at nearby cafes and restaurants yesterday—when it opened to industry buyer

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted November 8, 2007

"Hey devil boy
We're going to blow your house in
Hey devil boy
What do you think of that?"
-Seven Mary Three

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2007

VICTORIA, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Schwalbe and Lambert have announced that Schwalbe tires will be made available across Canada via a distribution partnership between both companies.

Lambert will be the direct sales and service link between Schwalbe North America, Victoria BC and Canadian IBDs.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2007

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Marcin Sochacki, founder and chief executive officer of triathlon/cycling product manufacturer Rocket Science Sports, has made a move to assure brand quality.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2007

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) will now distribute Sport Legs Supplements.

SBS will carry two different sizes, single dose, and the bottle of 120 capsules.

Posted in North America
Posted November 8, 2007

PETALUMA, CA (BRAIN)—Two senior CamelBak employees have left the company.

Director of product marketing Mac Tillman and chief financial officer Joe Brunetti have left the company, according to Katie Shackelford, who handles CamelBak's public relations.

Posted in North America

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