SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN)—Ever since Alan Goldsmith sold Supergo to Performance in 2002, anticipating his future plans has been an industry-wide guessing game. Seeing him walk the floors at Eurobike, Taipei and Las Vegas was enough to start tongues wagging.
“I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t know what I said. But I know what I think. I assume that’s what I said.” —Donald Rumsfeld Talking Doll
OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin, the leading developer of GPS, communication and sonar products, and Lambert, have announced that Garmin’s state-of-the-art GPS-enabled cycling computer and training tools will be distributed through Lambert’s nationwide network of IBDs in Canada.
EASTWOOD, England (BRAIN)—The European Two-Wheel Retailers’ Association is shooting back at Raleigh U.K.’s managing director, Mark Gouldthorp, for his sardonic comments about U.K. bike retailers published last week in The Guardian newspaper.
"They came together with a group of friends. Ashley drank red wine, sat on (Lance's) lap and they were making out all night. They left together around 2 a.m." —a source told Access Hollywood's Page Six on Mr. Armstrong of Tour de France fame and Ms. Olsen of that sitcom that made San Francisco look bad.
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has launched a new marketing Web site and media portal.
The Web site’s purpose is to serve the cycling media with suggested retail price lists, product and action photography and spec sheets.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—Bike retailers can expect to see an increase in gift card sales this holiday season, according to the fifth annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Gift Card Survey.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Corsair Bikes will be distributed by Cosmic Sports, BH Bikes/Tribal and 4Guimp through most of western Europe, and Wide Open Distribution company in the Pacific.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.
"I really can't afford this TV—I'll be making monthly payments on my credit card until this time next year. But it's the holidays. You do what you have to do." —Sawmon Jahagiri, shopping in the wee hours of the morning at an Orange County Fry's Electronics on Black Friday.
"When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos
ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts has expanded its product offerings to include two new high profile lines, Pro-Lite and On One.
BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. News will resume tomorrow.
“That modeled the wrong behavior” — smoking, eating pipes — “so we reshot those scenes without the pipe, and then we dropped the parody altogether.” Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente, commenting on how old Sesame Street episodes might not be suitable for young children because Cookie Monster appear
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The numbers are in. And according to EICMA’s tabulations, almost 60,000 trade visitors strolled the halls of the Fiera Milano during the motorcycle and bicycle show, Nov. 6-11.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two key Taiwan manufacturers have given their support to the snowballing number of mini-trade shows and product introductions that are taking place in early December.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The Giant Trance X 0 Maestro suspension mountain bike has been awarded “2008 Best of Adventure Gear” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The 2008 Bicycle Leadership Conference agenda will focus on presentation and discussion in its original research.
"These are the sorts of problems associated with office workers going on training rides with professional athletes." —Dain Zaffke. WTB's main marketing man is referring to the accompanying picture of him (right) and Levi Leipheimer, who, as Zaffke found out, can ride a mountain bike at a high level as well.