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BONN, Germany (BRAIN)—T-Mobile, a division of telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG, has terminated its sponsorship of both men’s and women’s professional cycling teams.

Congratulations to Pedro's Chris Zigmont on the November 27 birth of his son, Henri Micheal Zigmont, weighing in at 8 lbs, 10 oz.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—On Saturday December 1, cyclists from all over the world will participate in World AIDS Day by cycling 27 miles to commemorate 27 years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to improve the level of service to its dealers Intense Cycles has partnered with independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—Pro mountain bike racer Mike Janelle died of an apparent heart attack last Friday at his home in Avon, Colorado.

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.

Tagged Distributor news

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.

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.

Tagged Web/Internet

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.

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BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong Coalition welcomed two new board members at its recent board meeting in Boulder, Colorado.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits / Interbike

"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.

Tagged BRAIN News

“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.

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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.


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