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BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale hired Joanne Sessler as its new general manager of apparel, footwear and accessories.

Sessler takes over for Phillip Sporidis, who left the company to spend more time with his family.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—In an effort to reduce the amount of paper it uses on a monthly basis, Seattle Bike Supply launched a paperless invoicing and statement program. Dealers now have the option to receive e-Invoices and e-Statements.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—It looks like Portland is going to be the handmade capital of the world over the next several months.

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"As far as going out on top, yes I would love to have that happen. But it's also hard to stop when you're kicking @ss. If I were losing, then I would stop for sure, or if I felt like I didn't have a chance." —Brian Lopes, in an exclusive interview with BRAIN.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Check out the list of impressive bikes to be auctioned off in November on eBay to help Stephen Murray pay for mounting medical bills.

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to support its brick and mortar dealers around the globe, Intense Cycles terminated relationships with several online/mail-order retailers. Terminated dealers will continue to sell remaining stock until year's end.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lambert has become the Canadian distributor for Lezyne.

Former Truvativ owner Micki Kozuschek founded Lezyne, with accessories ranging from hand pumps to multi-tools to saddle bags.

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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now the west coast wholesaler for the Crud Catcher.

"My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law.” —Jerry Seinfeld

"I couldn't believe it. I'm not in the movie at all. Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me." —William Shatner, on not being cast in the latest Star Trek film.

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—The annual Tour de Georgia cycling event and rolling festival will continue for a sixth season, April 21-27, 2008, but with new leadership this time around.

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RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Most manufacturers considered themselves fortunate when it came to the raging fires that swept through Southern California last week.

"See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that.

LYNCHBURG, VA (BRAIN)—The Bike Lab is the newest Web site added to the Crooked Cog Network.

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SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is gaining in popularity with 92 exhibitors already registered.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Rocky Mountain Bicycles recently implemented a new sales structure in the United States.

AUBURN, NH (BRAIN)—An Auburn teen fighting cancer was the biggest winner of the 3rd annual Sucker Brook 'Cross, a cyclocross race held recently at Auburn Village School.

Race director Jack Chapman recently presented Stephanie Trombly, 18, with a check for $6,500 to help with medical expenses.

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TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—BH Bikes USA and Pivot Cycles have hired a team of independent outside sales reps to capitalize on the successful launch of its two brands.

SACRAMENTO, CA (BRAIN)—Yolo County jurors found tree trimmer and convicted felon Charles Kevin Cunningham guilty for the June, 2006 murder of John Finley Scott, the man many credit to having invented the mountain bike.

"When you chase a dream, especially one with plastic chests, you sometimes do not see what is right in front of you." —Borat


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