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Posted October 16, 2007

"These are harsh times and it calls for a harsh beer. Pabst Blue Ribbon is just the thing. It is not shoved down your throat with multi-million dollar mass marketing, it is simply a decent cheap beer. This beer is America whether you like it or not.

Posted October 16, 2007

"Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes." ~Oscar Wilde

Posted October 16, 2007

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Heavy construction machinery has been put to work now that the expansion of the Eurobike exhibition grounds is in full swing at the East Entrance.

Posted October 16, 2007

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Dust off your GoGo boots and dig out your pedal wrench, the second annual Bike-A-GoGo is on its way.

Posted October 16, 2007

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—There’s a reason why, after twelve years of Outdoor Demo, no one has ever served ice cream in the desert. It is not a task for the faint hearted.

Posted October 16, 2007

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Recently at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Fort William, Scotland, Julian Absalon collected his fifth consecutive cross-country title.

Posted October 16, 2007

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—IFMA organizers say they plan to push ahead with incremental changes for future shows, despite disappointing attendance at this year’s show that ended Sunday.

“What the show needs is a little ‘quietness,’ so you don’t change it every year,” IFMA spokesman Karsten Deicke said.

Posted October 16, 2007

SUFFOLK, England (BRAIN)—Ultra Motor, a British e-bike manufacturer, has acquired American Electric Cycle and Fitness, a company owned by longtime e-bike veterans Ed Benjamin and Mike Fritz.

Posted October 16, 2007

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Ariadne Delon Scott, director of advocacy and the environment for Specialized, and Sabine Dukes, founder of Velo Bella, will be honored at the OIWC Gathering, Thursday, Sept. 27 at Interbike.

Posted October 16, 2007

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—REI is recalling about 5,200 Novara Afterburner Trailer Bicycles. The children’s trailer bicycle can detach from the adult bicycle, posing a fall hazard to children.

Posted October 16, 2007

"You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell." -Emily Dickinson

Posted October 16, 2007

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to better align inventory levels with dealers’ selling seasons, Haro, Masi and Premium Bicycles have eliminated their traditional singular line launch and have shifted to a perpetual product development philosophy.

Posted October 16, 2007

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Michelin North America is increasing prices on Michelin bicycle replacement tires sold in the United States and Canada up to 8 percent. All tires delivered after Jan. 1, 2008 will be invoiced at the new price.

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