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"I'm doing it now because, well, look, with the benefit of hindsight and a somewhat different perspective, I made some misjudgments. And of course, I can sit here and say all day long, if I could do it again I'd do something different, but I just don't have that choice.

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA (BRAIN)—Todson has hired Bert Low as its new sales manager.

Low will be handling sales to national sporting good chains as well as Todson’s network of wholesale distributors, according to a press release.

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NOVATO, CA (BRAIN)—Marin Bikes has promoted Aaron Tieman to national sales manager, replacing Steve Glazer.

Glazer, who had been with Marin for 10 years, chose to pursue opportunities outside the industry, according to a press release.

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Chris Carmichael's tribute to Bill Edwards—a racer, coach and educator—who passed away recently after a long battle with cancer.

The following are Carmichael's comments:

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—With the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show scheduled for Austin, Texas, February 25-27, preparations are already underway, with significant members of the Austin cycling community—Mellow Johnny's and the Bicycle Sport Shop—pledging their support for the world's No.

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PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—DepartmentofGoods.com is a new online gear megastore that sells the latest outdoor, surf, skate, bike, and mountain equipment from more than 400 brands at closeout prices, according to a press release.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Events is forming an advisory board—comprised of nine bicycle suppliers and three retailers—to ensure that DealerCamp best serves the industry.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Fratelli Industries is a new, state of the art, 1,000 square meter facility specializing in the exclusive production of high-end rims and spokes for the industry, located in the Chang Hua area, outside of Taichung, Taiwan.

"The first time I got on my bike after I lost my sight, I fell over instantly. I was like a child again."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists have unveiled their third annual Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) rankings.

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Munich’s fledgling show, Bike Expo, has told organizers for Taichung Bike Week that they will sponsor the industry dinner during the official Dec. 4-8 gathering of international product managers.

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LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Two months after signing a rental lease and doing extensive remodeling, Cory Clayton and Kelly Crean unveiled their new shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and barbecue on Friday.

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THOUSAND OAKS, CA (BRAIN)—High-profile doping allegations made by Floyd Landis and at least one day of soggy weather didn’t dampen spirits among exhibitors at this year’s Tour of California.

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VISALIA, CA (BRAIN)—"I have nothing to hide."

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BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Automotive giant Bosch is entering the bike industry with a new electronic drive system that will be spec’d by Cannondale on its first-ever e-bike.

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Scott Struve joined Hayes Bicycle Group earlier this week as its director of marketing and product management, a newly created position at the Wisconsin-based company.

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HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic has promoted Larry Burke to the newly created position of national sales manager. Burke, who has been Mavic’s longtime OEM sales manager, now also will handle aftermarket sales.

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BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)—Manufacturers will likely have more time to comply with a third party testing requirement that went into effect this week for kids bikes.

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Pedro's has restructured its internal organization effective immediately.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—Cyclist Floyd Landis, who lost his Tour de France title after a positive drug test, has admitted systematic doping and accused fellow American Lance Armstrong of doing the same, two reports said Thursday.

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