"I couldn't believe it. I'm not in the movie at all. Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me." —William Shatner, on not being cast in the latest Star Trek film.
ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—The annual Tour de Georgia cycling event and rolling festival will continue for a sixth season, April 21-27, 2008, but with new leadership this time around.
RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Most manufacturers considered themselves fortunate when it came to the raging fires that swept through Southern California last week.
"See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that.
LYNCHBURG, VA (BRAIN)—The Bike Lab is the newest Web site added to the Crooked Cog Network.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is gaining in popularity with 92 exhibitors already registered.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles recently implemented a new sales structure in the United States.
AUBURN, NH (BRAIN)—An Auburn teen fighting cancer was the biggest winner of the 3rd annual Sucker Brook 'Cross, a cyclocross race held recently at Auburn Village School.
Race director Jack Chapman recently presented Stephanie Trombly, 18, with a check for $6,500 to help with medical expenses.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes USA and Pivot Cycles have hired a team of independent outside sales reps to capitalize on the successful launch of its two brands.
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—Yolo County jurors found tree trimmer and convicted felon Charles Kevin Cunningham guilty for the June, 2006 murder of John Finley Scott, the man many credit to having invented the mountain bike.
"When you chase a dream, especially one with plastic chests, you sometimes do not see what is right in front of you." —Borat
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Shore Events owner and mountain bike racer Richard Juryn died this past Sunday doing what he loved best, exploring the great outdoors.
"The commode will come in handy during major disasters such as earthquakes or when you are caught in a traffic jam. —Spokesperson for Japan's Sangyo Company, describing a new portable toilet for cars.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Through its 5000Bikes campaign, Quality Bicycle Products is mobilizing the industry to donate enough revenue to purchase 5,000 bicycles for World Bicycle Relief (WBR).
SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—A Yolo County prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments that tree trimmer and convicted felon Charles Cunningham was responsible for the June, 2006 murder of John Finley Scott, the man many credit to having invented the mountain bike.
MAYSVILLE, KY (BRAIN)—Wald’s new Web site is designed to inform both consumers and dealers that such a long-standing company continues to produce quality bicycle baskets, training wheels and other accessories.
"This is Bill: Idea to eliminate garbage: edible paper. You see, you eat it, it's gone. Eat it, it's out of there! What if you mix the mayonnaise in the can, WITH the tunafish Or... hold it! Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED 'em mayonnaise! Oh this is great. Call Starkist!"
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike is making changes to its upper management and sales department including current group show director Lance Camisasca working as an industry consultant to Interbike beginning the first of the year.
"Come monday, it'll be all right
Come monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown LA haze
And I just want you back by my side" —Jimmy Buffett
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—NBDA's first of the six-city Regional Super Seminar dealer tour begins this Wednesday in Chicago, and Friday in Minneapolis.
It moves on to Washington DC the following Friday, Nov 2, then off to Seattle on Friday, Nov 16.
Atlanta and Dallas bring up the pack next January.