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By JustAnotherCyclist

Blogs are a funny, fickle mistress. You produce content. You struggle to maintain the balance between journalistic/artistic integrity and SEO so that people can find you. You throw out terms like “journalistic/artistic integrity” as if you actually had them. You try to be funny. You try to speak to your readers.

But at the end of the day there really is no predicting which of your works will catch on and which …read more

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Woman killed by drunk driver while walking bike across Sepulveda Blvd in Manhattan Beach

By bikinginla There’s something seriously wrong when a woman can’t even walk her bike across a street without getting killed by an underage drunk driver. That’s exactly what happened in Manhattan Beach last night, according to the Daily Breeze. Thirty-one year old Manhattan Beach resident Amory Borgens was crossing on …read more

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Weekend Links: Support bicycling on your neighborhood council, stupid insurance tricks, and more bike events

By bikinginla There’s one sure way to make a difference on our streets. Run for your neighborhood council. LA’s neighborhood councils are where decisions are made on whether or not to support bike lanes, road diets and other bike-friendly improvements and livability issues. And they can have …read more

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QBP announces women's paid internship program

By Stephen Frothingham

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP is offering five paid internships this summer for female undergraduates. The internships will be offered in each of the following fields: Graphic Design, Engineering, Industrial Design, IT, and Sales.

“We’re looking for students who have a strong passion for bikes, innovative business, and making an impact on their communities,” said Alix Magner, QBP’s national sales manager. “The goal of this program is to encourage talented women to explore careers in …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Ciclista America starts Sidi shoe refurb service

By Stephen Frothingham

SANTEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Sidi’s U.S. distributor, Ciclista America, is launching a refurb service for the Italian shoe brand. Ciclista America’s president, Bill Berroth, is the only Sidi Factory trained technician outside Italy, and he will be handling all the shoe refurbushing, he said.

“It is not unusual for Sidi to hear of riders still cranking in Sidi shoes over 15 years old,” Berroth said. “That said even a Sidi shoe will not last forever; …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Longtime Giant account exec Larry Lewallen retires

By Stephen Frothingham

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (BRAIN) — Larry Lewallen, who began his career at Giant in January 1988, is retiring after 28 years with the brand and more than 40 years in the bike industry.

Lewallen began with Giant soon after the brand was launched in the U.S.

“I went in for training at our new facility in Cinnaminson, New Jersey,” Lewallen said. “There were three other brand new reps along with Bob Holmes, the …read more

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New 3T Revo aerobars claim improved control and safety

By Stephen Frothingham

BREMBATE, Italy (BRAIN) — 3T says its new Revo aero bars’ reversed grip offers a more secure handhold that improves control on descents, rough surfaces and sprints.

The new design attaches the basebar wing to the front of the grips instead of the back. With this design, it’s impossible for the rider’s hands to slide forward off the grips. The handhold also improves handling in situations where road riders would typically use …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

BMX icon Dave Mirra dead at 41

By Stephen Frothingham

GREENVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — BMX legend Dave Mirra was found dead here of an apparant suicide late Thursday, according to multiple news reports. Mirra, who was 41, was married with two children.

Mirra was one of the few BMX athletes to become known in popular culture, outside the sport. He was best known for his success at the X-Games, where he won 14 gold medals and 24 medals total. In 2000, he landed a …read more

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Morning Links: Bike beats car in race to beach, Calbike wants your take on bike politics, and BMX legend dies

By bikinginla No surprise, really. KPCC challenged three staffers to race from Union Station to the Santa Monica Pier in Monday morning rush hour traffic, travelling by bike, bus and car. Or rather, a funky three-wheeled motorcycle equivalent. But whatever. And just as has happened in other …read more

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