"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." —Buddy in the movie "Elf"
MACEDON, NY (BRAIN)—Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Precision Cycling, has created a new women-only cycling event to help preserve a special place for riders and animals alike.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—More people from Chicago’s underserved communities will be riding bicycles and handcycles thanks to grants provided by SRAM. The SRAM grant program this month awarded mini-grants to four causes that advance bicycling for everyone, including disabled individuals and at-risk youth.
DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has issued a voluntary recall of the seatpost bolt on full-size 2007 models. The seatpost bolt can break under use and may pose a potential safety hazard. The bolt should be replaced immediately.
"Ho, ho, ho!" -Miles Jamison Norman
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has resigned separate sponsorship deals with the Health Net Presented by Maxxis and the Symmetrics Fuelled by FarmPure top-tier North American-based bicycle road racing teams.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—All of the professional cyclists competing in the 2008 Amgen Tour of California will attend the "black tie and spandex" evening reception and be introduced on stage.
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is on the verge of selling out all 185 exhibitor spaces as it heads to the cycling-friendly city of Portland, Oregon, for the first time in the show's three-year history.
BRAIN wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
News will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group asked active Americans: If money were no object, what piece of sport equipment would you buy for yourself?
A boat or kayak and ski/snowboard equipment tied at 16 percent, while bikes followed in third with 11 percent.
Click on link for full study.
SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN)—Several dozen U.S. apparel suppliers are currently evaluating a new chamois design for women based on research done by CyTech with the Department of Anatomy and Physiology of the University of Padua.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis won't be able to compete in France until 2009, according to the French Anti-Doping Agency, regardless of how his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport ends up.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has banned him from competition until January 2009.
PEKAN NANAS, Malaysia (BRAIN)—No blindfolded twisting bus trip, no nondisclosure documents signed with a pricked finger, just six magazine editors with cameras touring Shimano’s Malaysian component factory.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (BRAIN)—During the recent ice storm in Oklahoma, BikeMine’s roof partially collapsed, resulting in some damage to its warehouse, call center and offices.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Argon 18 has a new Web site with fresh visuals, more convenient functions and renewed content.
You'll find a complete presentation of Argon's bike and design concepts, while a number of road tests originally published by cycling magazines are also available.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle and Champion System, a manufacturer of customized performance apparel, have signed of a multi-tiered sponsorship and licensing agreement.
"Every once in a while a man needs a little time to himself."
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Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong arrives at a Southwest Asia air base for a USO holiday tour earlier this week. Armstrong is chatting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—Middle School teacher and Tamalpais High School mountain bike team coach Herb Bool is racing for a very worthy cause.