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Posted October 23, 2007

"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.

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Posted October 23, 2007

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).

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 23, 2007

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.

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Posted October 23, 2007

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet
Posted October 23, 2007

"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!"

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Posted October 23, 2007

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.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike
Posted October 23, 2007

"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

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Posted October 23, 2007

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.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 23, 2007

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—More than 35 companies, including some of the industry’s biggest brand names, filled a community center and its parking lot with exhibition tents and trailers Saturday at the second annual Pedal Queens’ Bike-A-GoGo.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 23, 2007

"Do we have some (expletive) security in this building, or do I have to come down there and kick his (expletive)?" —Bill Maher, referring to some protesters in his audience on Friday night.

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Posted October 23, 2007

FOOTHILL RANCH, CA (BRAIN)—Oakley reported higher quarterly profit, in line with analysts' estimates.

Oakley said third-quarter net income rose 37 percent to $23.7 million, or 34 cents a share, from $17.3, or 25 cents, a year earlier. Sales increased 25.5 percent to $263.8 million.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted October 23, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In order meet increased demand for Maverick bicycles and components, and to better serve existing retailers, Maverick announced the appointment of the following sales representatives:

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Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—SmartEtailing has hired four new employees for the company's support, development and content teams.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 23, 2007

DOVER, NJ (BRAIN)—Van Dessel Cycles’ founder Edwin Bull has purchased the company.

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Posted October 23, 2007

RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)–Fighting their way through ashy, smoky winds, Ellsworth Handcrafted Bikes' employees were stuck in gridlock traffic yesterday as they tried to flee a rapidly advancing wildfire on their Ramona administrative headquarters.

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Posted October 22, 2007

VANCOUVER, WA (BRAIN)—Pearl Izumi’s future with Nautilus appears to be in limbo.

Because of struggling first half sales numbers, Nautilus has decided to listen to offers for the sports apparel company.

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Posted October 19, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—A new study estimates that bicycle-related injuries among children and adolescents result in nearly $200 million in hospital inpatient charges annually.

Click on link for full story.

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Posted October 19, 2007

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—Vanderkitten has established Vanderkitten Racing, an experienced and talented team of elite women cyclists contesting the NRC Road circuit in 2008.

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Posted October 19, 2007

TRABUCO CANYON, CA (BRAIN)—Xterra Adventures has named Roman Roth as president.

The multi-sport adventure travel company specializes in mountain bike and road bike tours, which combines other activities and cultural experiences to create tours for recreational enthusiasts to hardcore athletes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 19, 2007

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Turn to page 62 of the latest issue of Newsweek and you'll see the headline "Bikes for Boomers."

Writer Paul Tolme highlighted three "comfort bikes."

"Geared toward baby boomers, comfort bikes are ideal for cruising bike paths and pedaling to the corner grocery," Tolme wrote.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing

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