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Posted May 8, 2008

ELUANBI LIGHTHOUSE, Taiwan (BRAIN)—A last minute decision to add a few extra kilometers to Thursday’s Tour de Taiwan ended at this historic lighthouse late in the afternoon—signaling that this 1,000 kilometer trek is half over.

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Posted May 7, 2008

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions, an event management, sales/marketing consulting company for the recreation and sporting goods industry, has been hired by Safe Bicycling Innovations, creators of a new yet-to-be launched bicycle lighting system.

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Posted May 7, 2008

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—While attending this year's Sea Otter, Trips for Kids (TFK) made a profit selling surplus merchandise from the Re-Cyclery Bike Thrift Shop and met up with the bicycle industry to raise awareness of TFK programs.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted May 7, 2008

Blue Competition Cycles marketing manager Ryan Barnett was involved in a serious cycling accident last weekend in Georgia, when he was hit by a truck and landscape trailer while riding.

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Posted May 7, 2008

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—Andrew Lee is a barrel of a man. But that’s what happens when you lug camera equipment through 55 countries shooting film and photos for National Geographic.

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Posted May 6, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Veltec has hired Kathy Stacy and Kristine Larsen for its Boulder, Colorado office.

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Posted May 6, 2008

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies has hired Dan Speck as director of dealer sales. He will oversee all aspects of building a new dealer sales organization at Currie.

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Posted May 6, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Specialized is once again hosting its annual Bike to Work Day Industry Commute Cup Challenge to inspire some friendly competition within the industry during National Bike to Work Week, May 12-16.

Official Rules:

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Posted May 6, 2008

TAINAN, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—They say an army moves on its stomach. And so does the A-Team. No better example of what keeps a group of Taiwanese businessmen moving is turkey-rice. After some 70 kilometers of riding, the A-Team pulled into the Fountain Restaurant in Jia-yie, a town along the way.

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Posted May 6, 2008

"What twist of fate has you meet your hero, become friends and then run his company? It's a strange set of circumstances, and at times I am both awe inspired and overwhelmed by it. But, the goal is to make an iconic brand, and what better way than to start with an iconic name."

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Posted May 5, 2008

BRAIN's still waiting on its formal invitation to the Jenna Bush/Henry Hager wedding in Crawford, Texas this weekend. We sure hope it's an open bar wedding (click on link).

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Posted May 5, 2008

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Jeff Buerman to cover sales for Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, working with Kelly O’Brien.

Scott Irvine has joined sales covering Minnesota, North and South Dakota, working with Dominic Petit.

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Posted May 5, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike has appointed Andy Tompkins as its new show director.

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Posted May 5, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Veltec Sports will increase wholesale prices of the following European brands: Colnago, Sidi and Vredestein.

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Posted May 5, 2008

CHANGHUA, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—When the A-Team, led by a police escort, rolled into the Merida factory late Monday a throng of employees chanted their approval, especially since Michael Tseng, their boss, was leading the pack which included the city’s mayor.

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Posted May 4, 2008

ARCATA, CA (BRAIN)—Furthering its mission to caffeinate all outdoor enthusiasts, Kinetic Koffee Company has announced that Liberty Mountain has partnered with the company to
distribute its small-batch-roasted, organic coffees.

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Posted May 4, 2008

CARSON CITY, NV (BRAIN)—Erin Wille was hired as Veltec Sports' new marketing coordinator.

Wille can be reached at (775) 886-7576 ext 133 and at
erin@veltecsports.com.

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Posted May 4, 2008

HSINCHU, TAIWAN (BRAIN)—It was a grand send-off Sunday for the A-Team.

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Posted May 4, 2008

"Can I do the things I wanna do
That I don't do because of you
And I'll take a left and I'll second
guess into a total mess..."

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Posted May 2, 2008

MONTEREY, CA—The weather gods looked down more favorably on this year’s Sea Otter Classic as attendees enjoyed mostly sunny skies, with a little frosty wind—make that a lot of wind on Saturday, when gusts reached 25 miles per hour.

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