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POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—There’s a reason why, after twelve years of Outdoor Demo, no one has ever served ice cream in the desert. It is not a task for the faint hearted.

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TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Recently at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Fort William, Scotland, Julian Absalon collected his fifth consecutive cross-country title.

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COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—IFMA organizers say they plan to push ahead with incremental changes for future shows, despite disappointing attendance at this year’s show that ended Sunday.

“What the show needs is a little ‘quietness,’ so you don’t change it every year,” IFMA spokesman Karsten Deicke said.

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SUFFOLK, England (BRAIN)—Ultra Motor, a British e-bike manufacturer, has acquired American Electric Cycle and Fitness, a company owned by longtime e-bike veterans Ed Benjamin and Mike Fritz.

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BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Ariadne Delon Scott, director of advocacy and the environment for Specialized, and Sabine Dukes, founder of Velo Bella, will be honored at the OIWC Gathering, Thursday, Sept. 27 at Interbike.

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"You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell." -Emily Dickinson

VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to better align inventory levels with dealers’ selling seasons, Haro, Masi and Premium Bicycles have eliminated their traditional singular line launch and have shifted to a perpetual product development philosophy.

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Michelin North America is increasing prices on Michelin bicycle replacement tires sold in the United States and Canada up to 8 percent. All tires delivered after Jan. 1, 2008 will be invoiced at the new price.

“Listening to the news! Again?"

“Well, it changes every day, you see." —Vernon Dursley and Harry Potter, "Order of the Phoenix"

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Floyd Landis lost his appeal yesterday when arbitrators upheld the results of a positive doping test from the 2006 Tour de France.

Landis must forfeit his Tour de France title and is suspended from the sport for two years, retroactive to January 30.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM and Zipp have signed a non-binding letter of intent for SRAM to acquire Zipp. The acquisition is expected to be completed within 60 days.

Tagged Mergers, Acquisitions & Investments

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Bicycling magazine and Festina USA have partnered to host “Victory Lap” at the Tourneau Time Dome at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—TANGO International released its report on Project Tsunami, the World Bicycle Relief program that granted 24,300 bicycles to men, women and children in Sri Lanka following the tsunami of December 2004.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—In celebration of their partnership, Bikes Belong Coalition and Interbike will serve free coffee to the first 1,000 show attendees to arrive Wednesday morning between 8 and 9 a.m. in the main upper lobby of the Sands Expo Center, the main entrance to the Interbike Expo.

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"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." —Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999)

[World Carfree Day is Sept. 22:]

"My father was killed by ninjas, need money for karate lessons." -Panhandler holding a sign on the Las Vegas strip two days ago.

"Are you sure?" A Riviera Hotel front desk person asked Jason Norman in response to his room's cable not operating. After two days straight of PBS, Jason is happy to report that he fixed the problem himself as ESPN is now back within his grasp.

PRESCOTT, AZ (BRAIN)-Thunderhead Alliance's board of directors has decided to part ways with executive director Sue Knaup.

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Specialized founder and president Mike Sinyard and a handful of employees will roll into Interbike’s Outdoor Demo this morning following a five-day ride from the company’s headquarters.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Kestrel Bicycles. ASI currently owns the Fuji and SE Bikes brands.


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