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Posted October 9, 2008

“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.”

—Ken Kesey

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Posted October 9, 2008

SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—Easton Bell Sports has hired industry veteran Chris Tutton as director of OE sales for Easton Cycling and Powersports. Tutton will focus on driving the Easton brand to the OE customer for both cycling and motorcycle products.

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Posted October 9, 2008

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland’s burgeoning bicycle industry gets another boost this weekend with the Oregon Manifest Handmade Bike Show that runs through Sunday.

The show is designed to showcase Portland’s bike culture through the lens of local frame builders and the bikes they create.

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Posted October 9, 2008

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—The Consumer Product Safety Commission is soliciting ideas on how best to facilitate a new third-party testing requirement for children’s products, which includes bicycles.

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Posted October 9, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—With more than 20 years of industry experience, Bill Keith has been hired by SRAM to fill a new road components product manager position.

"I look forward to continue building on that iconic strength along with the outstanding road product team SRAM now has in place," Keith said.

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Posted October 8, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Come out on October 17 and 18 and join George Hincapie to support a great NYC charity.

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Posted October 8, 2008

VENTURA, CA (BRAIN)—The California Bikefest is being held on Saturday, December 6 at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura Beach.

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Posted October 8, 2008

NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition Cycles is betting its unique, new promotional program will have its new Triad multisport/time-trial bike flying out of stores.

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Posted October 8, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—VeloGear, a 14-year-old catalog operation, is for sale. Anyone interested in buying a turn-key company in the cycling industry with a list of 200,000 names might find a bargain.

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Posted October 8, 2008

Congrats to GT veteran Mark Peterman, who got hitched this past weekend. It was an A-list gathering as Lopes, Peaty and Hans were all in attendance. "It was a very good night,"Peterman said.

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Posted October 7, 2008

AUSTIN, TEXAS (BRAIN)—The owner of an Austin, Texas wheel manufacturing plant plans to rebuild following a fire that destroyed the factory on September 23.

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Posted October 7, 2008

"It is a great honor to be recognized by the AACI, especially in the same forum as a champion of healthcare reform and the war against cancer, Senator Edward Kennedy.

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Posted October 7, 2008

NEWMARKET, Ontario (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada (BTAC) has joined the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and 16 other associations in the new coalition against the changes to credit card fees and INTERAC fees under a coalition.

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Posted October 7, 2008

LAKE FOREST, CA (BRAIN)—GT will be going into 49 REI sporting goods stores by the end of the year with nearly its full range of products.

According to GT director of product development Mark Peterman, GT will be selling bikes that retail for $2,699-$299 at REI.

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Posted October 7, 2008

WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—Trek recently moved into a larger R&D facility outside of Valencia, California.

According to Trek MTB global brand manager Michael Browne, the new facility is "smaller than 100,000 square feet" in size.

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Posted October 7, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times sent author and endurance cyclist Roy Wallack to Interbike to test out the latest and greatest SUBs (sport utility bikes) on the market.

Click on the link to see his full report.

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Posted October 6, 2008

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Rocket Science Sports has expanded into Europe by signing a distribution agreement with German-based company Triathlon-Elite.

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Posted October 6, 2008

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—On-Line camping reservations for the 2009 Sea Otter Classic will open on Saturday Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. (PST).

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Posted October 6, 2008

KAILUA-KONA, HI (BRAIN)—The Ford Ironman World Championship Demo Days presented by Triathlete magazine kicks off today at noon, running through Friday. Demo Days will be held inside the Ford Ironman Village at Hale Halawai in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona on Alii Drive.

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Posted October 6, 2008

Check out this wonderfully done short tribute film that William Savage (of Klunkerz fame) created for John Finley Scott's MTB Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

If you weren't at Interbike and didn't see it, click on link for Part one. (Part two can be seen in Related Videos to the right of the screen.)

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