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MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Pacific Cycle's third quarter revenue was up 2.3 percent to $81.3 million from $79.4 million a year ago.

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—Senator Mark Pryor’s bill, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act of 2007, jumped its first hurdle this week by passing a Senate Commerce Committee vote.

“Yeah, man, we thought we were really rocking out," said guitarist A.J. Flores. The musicians quickly realized the Bay Area just had an earthquake and that the rumbling had nothing to do with their Metallica cover song.

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN)—Boston mayor Mayor Thomas M. Menino has committed to making Boston a bicycle friendly city.

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"Trick or treat." —Miles Jamison Norman

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Cannondale hired Joanne Sessler as its new general manager of apparel, footwear and accessories.

Sessler takes over for Phillip Sporidis, who left the company to spend more time with his family.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—In an effort to reduce the amount of paper it uses on a monthly basis, Seattle Bike Supply launched a paperless invoicing and statement program. Dealers now have the option to receive e-Invoices and e-Statements.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—It looks like Portland is going to be the handmade capital of the world over the next several months.

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"As far as going out on top, yes I would love to have that happen. But it's also hard to stop when you're kicking @ss. If I were losing, then I would stop for sure, or if I felt like I didn't have a chance." —Brian Lopes, in an exclusive interview with BRAIN.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Check out the list of impressive bikes to be auctioned off in November on eBay to help Stephen Murray pay for mounting medical bills.

TEMECULA, CA (BRAIN)—In an effort to support its brick and mortar dealers around the globe, Intense Cycles terminated relationships with several online/mail-order retailers. Terminated dealers will continue to sell remaining stock until year's end.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Lambert has become the Canadian distributor for Lezyne.

Former Truvativ owner Micki Kozuschek founded Lezyne, with accessories ranging from hand pumps to multi-tools to saddle bags.

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PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now the west coast wholesaler for the Crud Catcher.

"My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law.” —Jerry Seinfeld

"I couldn't believe it. I'm not in the movie at all. Leonard, God bless his heart, is in, but not me." —William Shatner, on not being cast in the latest Star Trek film.

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—The annual Tour de Georgia cycling event and rolling festival will continue for a sixth season, April 21-27, 2008, but with new leadership this time around.

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RAMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Most manufacturers considered themselves fortunate when it came to the raging fires that swept through Southern California last week.

"See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna start doin' some thinkin on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certaintees in life. One, don't do that.

LYNCHBURG, VA (BRAIN)—The Bike Lab is the newest Web site added to the Crooked Cog Network.

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SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is gaining in popularity with 92 exhibitors already registered.

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