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.
SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN)—Several dozen U.S. apparel suppliers are currently evaluating a new chamois design for women based on research done by CyTech with the Department of Anatomy and Physiology of the University of Padua.
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.
"Every once in a while a man needs a little time to himself."
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Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong arrives at a Southwest Asia air base for a USO holiday tour earlier this week. Armstrong is chatting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Middle School teacher and Tamalpais High School mountain bike team coach Herb Bool is racing for a very worthy cause.
LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT Bicycles and Ritchey Design have signed sponsorship agreements with the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team, a continental road cycling team.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of some of the company's bicycle helmets.
Roughly 3,000 helmets were made.
"Long-distance runners have to be very strange people. You have to really want to do it. You don't have to win or beat someone, you just have to get through the thing. That's the sense of victory. The sense of self-worth." —Ted Corbitt.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—Valencia Sport Group, parent company of SixSixOne, Sunline and Royal brands has restructured and recapitalized, partnering with L.A. based equity firm Triple 7 Group.
LUMBERTON, NC (BRAIN)—Aqu, Inc., organizers of The Tour of America, a multi-stage coast-to-coast professional bicycle road race, have revised dates and a tentative race route for its September 2008 event.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Radio’s “Escape The Peloton” has announced the live broadcast of its First Annual Chamois Awards highlighting the best cycling moments of 2007, tonight at 7 p.m. (MST).
PLEASANT HILL, CA (BRAIN)—The man who helped create NORBA (National Off-Road Bicycle Association), John "Mountain Jack" Ingram, passed away recently after a long bout with an illness.
Humans are waiting until extraterrestrial beings "call us or give us a sign. We have no way of guessing when this might happen. I hope sooner rather than later." —Sci fi author Arthur C. Clarke, celebrating his 90th birthday yesterday.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer and Giant for Women Ride Society leader Tara Llanes will be featured on the television program “Access Hollywood.”
The segment about Llanes is scheduled to air on the nationally-syndicated television show on Wednesday, December 26.