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Posted October 16, 2007

"If you're poor and you do something stupid, you're nuts. If you're rich and do something stupid, you're eccentric." —Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead." —Captain Kirk in "The Wrath of Khan"

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Posted October 16, 2007

MORGANTOWN, WV (BRAIN)—It seems as though Cannondale saved its biggest news for the last day at its recent dealer launch in the rugged hills of West Virginia.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BALA CYNWYD, PA (BRAIN)—Sweetskinz is holding a contest to find the video that best features its proprietary patterned and reflective tires. The winning video will win a $1,000 prize and be shown at the Sweetskinz booth at Interbike this September.

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LAFAYETTE, CO (BRAIN)—Howie Cohen and Rotor USA will no longer be distributing Rotor products.

After being a crucial element of the Rotor Components' introduction and growth in the U.S. market, Cohen felt that it was time to work on other projects both in the bike industry and personally.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Boulder-based event organizer DBC Events has announced details about Excel Sports CrossVegas scheduled for September 26 in Las Vegas.

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DOWNIEVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—“Epic” was the word to describe this July’s Downieville Classic.

“I can honestly say I’ve never had so much fun at a bike race,” said Dain Zaffke, marketing coordinator for WTB. “A lot of people were saying it was the best Downieville Classic ever.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)–The 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling road race will take place February 17-24, 2008, as confirmed yesterday by AEG, presenters of the record-setting ‘Tour de France-style’ cycling road race staged across many of California’s most scenic state highways, roadways and coastline

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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)--Yakima Products has sued a former employee and consultant alleging that he defrauded the company over a five-year period of $3.6 million through phony invoices made out to a fictitious freight company.

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Posted October 16, 2007

PARIS, France (BRAIN)--The Tour de France won't be coming to a conclusion until Sunday, but already the sporting world is calling this year's race a farce worse than the last.

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"Makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands."

-Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues

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Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--DBC Events will be bringing a cyclocross race to the city of Las Vegas on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 26--the first day of Interbike.

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Posted October 16, 2007

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)--Light & Motion launched its new web-based storefront, designed to service retail customers seeking replacement parts for their existing light systems.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

-Peter Gibbons, Office Space

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Bill was blessed with one of the greatest gifts you can have which is the ability to see the future potential of another human being." -Steve Young said yesterday of his former 49ers coach Bill Walsh. Walsh died yesterday at the age of 75.

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LEVIS, Quebec (BRAIN)—Zipp Speed Weaponry products will be distributed throughout Canada by Cycles Lambert starting this booking season.

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CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Currie Technologies filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles last week.

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WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—This year's Crankworx seems to be one that will be remembered for quite a while.

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GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—The first shoe has dropped.

Swiss bicycle manufacturers BMC has terminated its sponsorship agreement with the Astana pro cycling team as a direct result of the team’s drugging scandal.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"The biggest problem is that my butt hurts. Is that normal?" -presidential hopeful John Edwards, after a hard day of recent biking in Iowa with Lance Armstrong. PHOTO CREDIT: Kimberly J

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