PARIS, France (BRAIN)--The Tour de France won't be coming to a conclusion until Sunday, but already the sporting world is calling this year's race a farce worse than the last.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)--A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market sparked a lawsuit in June over $412,000 in inventory that’s either been sold or is still on the floor.
BEIJING, China (BRAIN)--No one quite knows what the final impact will be, but the price of 2008 model bicycles sold in the U.S. market will be going up thanks to the Chinese government.
"Makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands."
-Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--DBC Events will be bringing a cyclocross race to the city of Las Vegas on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26--the first day of Interbike.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)--Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team and popular French pro cyclist Nicolas Portal of the Caisse d'Epargne Cycling Team, have signed agreements to exclusively use Giro’s new line of sport performance sunglasses.
MIAMI, FL (BRAIN)–-Taking their love for BMX on the road, Bawls Guarana has teamed up with Shimano to outfit their sales team in Shimano’s most popular shoe.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)--Light & Motion launched its new web-based storefront, designed to service retail customers seeking replacement parts for their existing light systems.
"The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."
-Peter Gibbons, Office Space
"Bill was blessed with one of the greatest gifts you can have which is the ability to see the future potential of another human being." -Steve Young said yesterday of his former 49ers coach Bill Walsh. Walsh died yesterday at the age of 75.
LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry products will be distributed throughout Canada by Cycles Lambert starting this booking season.
OTTAWA, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada’s Border Services Agency has determined that Chinese and Taiwanese bicycle manufacturers are likely to resume or continue dumping bicycles into the country at below-market value if current anti-dumping duties are allowed to expire at the end of this year.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles last week.
WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—This year's Crankworx seems to be one that will be remembered for quite a while.
GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The first shoe has dropped.
Swiss bicycle manufacturers BMC has terminated its sponsorship agreement with the Astana pro cycling team as a direct result of the team’s drugging scandal.
"The biggest problem is that my butt hurts. Is that normal?" -presidential hopeful John Edwards, after a hard day of recent biking in Iowa with Lance Armstrong. PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly J
"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive." —Bugs Bunny
"Dude is so tight he squeaks. So tight, every time he blinks his kneecaps move. Did I mention tight? He's so tight he can hear a dollar bill drop on a shag carpet two counties over. I'm tellin' ya, he's tight. Hey, is this an audience or an oil painting? I don't get no respect..." —Rodney Dangermouse
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—’Tis the show season. BRAIN’s ramping up its coverage for its big show issues and Interbike Dailies and needs your news and product information.
AUGUSTA, ME (BRAIN)—Governor John Baldacci held a ceremonial signing on July 24 for L.D. 1808, the Act to Improve Road Safety and Update Bicycling Laws. The law, which takes effect in September, represents a major victory for Maine bicyclists.