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Posted February 17, 2008

"San Francisco Bay
Past pier thirty nine
Early p.m.
Can't remember what time
Got the waiting cab
Stopped at the red light
Address, unsure of
But it turned out just right"

—Stereophonics

Posted in North America
Posted February 17, 2008

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Smith Optics has appointed Greg Randolph to the newly-created position of PR communications manager within its marketing department.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 14, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA has announced the 25 winners of the 2008 NBDA National Bike Summit Scholarship Program.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 14, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—Sophia Loren, an icon of style and beauty and an Oscar-winning actress, will be present at the official opening of BikeAsia, EICMA officials said, adding that she will be a testimonial to Italian excellence.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 14, 2008

Say hello to Finley Kanoa Torrico, who joined the BRAIN family on February 6, 2008 at 6:54 pm. He was a very healthy 8 pounds, 7 ounces at 20 inches in length.

Word in OC daycare corners is that Finley and Miles have already formed an OC Babies Fight Club. Hide your milk money, kids!!!

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Posted February 13, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus Cycles is back up and running today after a small fire at its headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, took out the phones and e-mail yesterday.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2008

"Your chowda is on a truck and out for delivery. Hope it gets there by lunch. ENJOY YOU WINNER! Grrrr."

—Thule's Karl Wiedemann.

Some of you are probably wondering what the back story is to this. Well, it all went down on a bitter cold evening in a smoky Salt Lake City bar during Winter OR.

Posted in North America
Posted February 13, 2008

CHARLOTTE, NC (BRAIN)—Dario Pegoretti was named “Frame Builder of the Year” at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show on February 10 in Portland, Oregon.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted February 13, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center of Seattle today is unveiling a new bike-sharing program for employees consisting of a fleet of 10 Breezer Town bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted February 13, 2008

CHANDLER, AZ (BRAIN)—David Leppert, the interim president of Mobeus Bicycling Co-op and one of its original founders, has resigned citing personal reasons.

Leppert said his resignation was effective Feb.1.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 12, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies will not only continue licensing its award-winning NuVinci continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology, but now will also manufacture its NuVinci hubs for the bicycle and light electric vehicle markets.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2008

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, MAUI (BRAIN)—A preliminary report by a National Park Service Analysis Team has found commercial downhill bicycle tours at Haleakala National Park to be one of the most “high-risk activities” at national parks, the Haleakala park chief recently said, according to The Maui News.

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Posted February 12, 2008

DES MOINES, IOWA (BRAIN)—Iowa's county leaders say they've come up with a plan to limit liability of bicycle accidents on county and city roads, according to the Associated Press.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Saris Cycling Group has created a photo contest to energize retailers for the spring season. The Saris Thelma Display Contest is an opportunity for dealers to show off their shop’s unique bike rack displays featuring the Thelma.

Posted in North America
Posted February 12, 2008

"He grins like a baby but bites like a gator."

Dragline in "Cool Hand Luke."

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Posted February 12, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Maverick has hired David Wisenteiner as vice president to help the suspension company grow its business.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted February 11, 2008

"We actually prefer to call it a 27.5 inch. I convinced (BRAIN's) Matt Wiebe to call it that."

—Carl Schlemowitz, owner of Vicious Cycles, at the Handmade Show, commenting on the 650B wheel size, er, 27.5 inch.

Posted in North America
Posted February 11, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloNews has hired veteran journalist Steve Frothingham as its on-line editor and Kevin Hankens as its on-line programmer.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted February 11, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The Handmade Show might be heading to Indianapolis, Indiana next year, but Portland sure came up roses this year.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted February 11, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Private equity firm Falconhead Capital has agreed to acquire Inside Communications, Inc. (ICI), adding to its media and event assets in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sport industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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