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"I’m giving her all she’s got! I’m a PR Account Manager, not a magician!" Sean Leslie of Base Camp Communications in response to Web editor Jason Norman asking for Show Daily product information.

TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—Industry veteran John Solinsky was hired by American Classic, to oversee OEM and International Distributor Sales and Project Development for the innovative wheel and component line.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle and Saris Cycling Group are issuing a challenge to Industry Cup crit racers: Put your money where your mouth is.

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"We just got lapped by an old lady in a walker." Chainsaw in "Summer School"

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Eurobike’s first ever outdoor demo day, at Eichenberg, Austria, a venue that's a 35-minute bus ride from the main convention center, got a heavy dose of Mother Nature Wednesday as rain fell widely throughout the region.

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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Some members of the European Parliament will be cycling around during European Mobility Week in mid-September on Schwinn electric bikes.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Descente Athletic marketing manager Marco Coelho is leaving the company tomorrow.

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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—PureFit recently donated 20,000 PureFit Nutrition Bars to U.S. troops in Iraq through the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude lifts troops' morale by sending care packages to service members overseas.

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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) —Traffic clogged all roads leading to Eurobike Thursday as thousands of visitors poured into the exhibition center’s 13 halls to get a firsthand look at 2008 products. They weren’t disappointed.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

BOULDER CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike show organizers have relocated the Outdoor Demo exhibition, which will be held Sept. 24-25.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Interbike

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) —Outdoor Demo Calendar: Deadline is Thursday, September 6. Interbike Show Daily Calendar: Deadline to ensure inclusion is September 7. We will continue stuffing items in after that until we run out of time or room. First-come, first in.

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"Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time.

The BRAIN crew wishes you and yours a Happy Labor Day! News will resume tomorrow.

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"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
-Mother Teresa

BY JO BECKENDORFF

DUBAI, UAE (BRAIN)—We had just told our Pakistani driver to take us to Wolfi’s Bike Shop. “Bikes—you mean motorbikes?” he asked. “No, bicycles,” we said. “Ah, motorcycles.” “No, not motorcycles, push bicycles.”

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–Klaus Wellman, Messe Friedrichshafen’s chief executive officer, said Eurobike’s first day set an attendance record with more than 12,750 people packing the trade show halls. That figure was more than a 10 percent increase over last year’s opening day, which also set a record.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—WTB just announced the opening of its European headquarters in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)–Eurobike awarded Litespeed’s Archon with a Silver Design Award at its annual design competition.

Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike

BY MATT WIEBE

ORLANDO, FL (BRAIN)—A spate of high-profile lawsuits over quick releases, along with a New Jersey legislator who wants to ban them, is forcing the industry to reexamine its traditional quick-release designs.

BY SHERI HEIN

LEXINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Imagine walking out of a coffee shop and with the swipe of a card releasing a bike from a locked rack, hopping on, and then pedaling off to work.

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