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Posted June 22, 2009
"My bike speed is similar to my Ironman days—and there's a reason for that. Strength helps cardio. In the last decade, I started to try to keep my strength up. As you get older, the fall-off in strength is greater than the decline in VO2 max [oxygen uptake]—unless you fight it."

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Posted June 22, 2009
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has hired Randy Neufeld as its Cycling Fund director.

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Posted June 22, 2009
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries has appointed Adam Ingrao as the new general manager for Cycling Sports Group (CSG) Canada.

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Posted June 22, 2009
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions kicks off the three-day inaugural Press Camp today in Sun Valley, Idaho, where 19 industry manufacturers will show their 2010 products to editors from nearly 30 endemic and non-endemic publications.

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Posted June 21, 2009
"Keep it off my wave."

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Posted June 21, 2009
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant is partnering with Burger King Corporation in the “Transform Your Way” Game tied to the June 24 release of the motion picture “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

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Posted June 21, 2009
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (BRAIN)—After an absence of four years, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will make its big comeback in the United States in 2010.

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Posted June 21, 2009
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—IMBA has selected Rod Judd as its new membership manager.

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Posted June 19, 2009
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback marketing coordinator Trevor Knesal has exited the company. He had been with the company in that role since 2001.

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Posted June 18, 2009
NORRIDGE, IL (BRAIN)—The long and arduous ISO 9001 review process is over with Lexco Cable and Lexco Bike being awarded the coveted prize: ISO 9001:2008 certification.

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Posted June 18, 2009
ALBANY, NY (BRAIN)—Missy Giove, former mountain biking world champion, was being held on $250,000 bail on Thursday after federal authorities siezed more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a truck she was driving in upstate New York.

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Posted June 18, 2009
"We support compassion even for the most curious, smallest and least sympathetic animals. We believe that people, where they can be compassionate, should be, for all animals."

—PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich, in response to President Obama swatting a fly during a TV interview.
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Posted June 17, 2009
COLUMBIA, MO (BRAIN)—A city of 84,000 people in Missouri has passed a bicyclist harassment ordinance making the throwing of objects, verbal assault and other offenses illegal, and a misdemeanor offense punishable by a $1,000 fine or one year of jail time.

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Posted June 17, 2009
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—While California state parks risk indefinite closure and school administrators wrestle with shrinking budgets, one bicycle education program in Santa Cruz County gains support and popularity among public high school students seeking entry into the world of cycling.
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Posted June 17, 2009
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has hired Angelo DiGiovine as its senior marketing coordinator.

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Posted June 17, 2009
HELSINKI, Finland (BRIAN)—Accell Group NV has agreed to acquire all the shares in Raul Hellberg Oy and affiliated companies (‘Hellberg’). Hellberg is active in the market for bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories and has its head offices in Helsinki, Finland.

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Posted June 17, 2009
Congrats to True's Mark Riedy, who welcomed to the world a few weeks ago, Georgia Riedy, weighing in at 6 pounds and 19 inches.
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Posted June 16, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New York leg of the Bicycle Film Festival starts today and runs through June 21 with five days of bike events—with parties, block parties, rock shows, art shows and, of course, the screenings.

Here's a short list of the events:

June 17
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Posted June 16, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) will outline plans for the new transportation authorization bill tomorrow at 2 p.m. (EST).

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Posted June 16, 2009
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Outdoor Retailer attendee registration numbers for the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show, held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 21-24, 2009, are meeting benchmarks from this time last year.

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