Corbin Times Home Edition Archive
February 4, 2006
Happy Groundhog Day!
I know you're all probably too busy to research such matters, so I
took the liberty to include the 2006 Punxsutawney Phil weather
forcast for 2006 (you're welcome). But first, the meat & potatoes
* NEW STUFF
We've finally got the website caught up and all the new items
listed last week are online. With the crunch to get everything
ready for the big dealer show in Cinci, there are no additional
products to list this week. Check out all the latest at:
* COMING SOON:
2006 Harley-Davidson Softail FXST saddles (more)
2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna-Glide saddles (more)
2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide-Glide saddles
Yamaha Roadliner & Stratoliner saddles (more)
Corbin aerodynamic Trunk box for HD Touring bikes
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Saddle
2005 Honda CBR 600 F4i Saddle
2005 Suzuki Boulevard M-50 Saddles
Yamaha MT-01 dual saddle
Yamaha Majesty Scooter Two-piece seat and Smuggler
New design Corbin backrest
* WEATHER FORECAST
Punxsutawney Phil, arguably one of the most famous rodents since
Rocky the flying squirrel, made his annual winter prediction last
thursday. We thought you could use this information to start
planning your next big ride. As reported on www.groundhog.org
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/06 at sunrise
at Gobbler's Knob: *snicker*
"It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Around the country there are many imitators of me.
In Harrisburg there is Gus who appears on TV
working for the lottery.
Then all around town, Cute groundhog statues abound.
They all look like me, I found.
Today on the Knob as I'm doing my job,
I don't like this likeness of me.
It's my shadow I see.
Six more weeks of mild winter there will be."
* THERE YOU HAVE IT
First off, YES... rodents should not write poems. Second, it looks
like things will be better suited for off-road riders while
streetbikes will remain garaged for a little while longer. Good
time for a project or a little customization. Something like...
mmmm... I dunno... a set of Corbin saddlebags? Wow, that was
* SPEAKING OF SADDLEBAGS
With that brilliant segue in place... Have you seen the new
Yamaha Roadliner fairing and bags yet?! (There's a pic attached to
this message) Even if you don't give a rat's rear about metric
cruisers, you should check it out! The styling is a departure
from the Beetle Bags we've been making for the last few years.
Mike calls them Fleetliner Bags and rumor has it we're going to
start designing this style for more bikes soon. You'll find more
info about them here: http://www.corbin.com/yamaha/linermenu.shtml
* JANUARY WINNER
Once again, pulled at random from our subscriber list. If your
name appears in the spot below, drop me an e-mail in the next two
weeks to claim a $250 Corbin Gift Certificate. Ready...
OK Don, when you read this, be sure to send your response from the
account you used to subscribe. Include your snailmail address for
me so I can get it on it's way to you. If I don't hear from you
by February 17th 3pm Pacific Time it goes back up for grabs.
Send your response to: email@example.com
* SHOWTIME REMINDER
Corbin's Ride-On new season begins February 21st, 2006.
Check it out on the Speed Channel.
Complete Schedule: http://www.rideontv.com
* NEXT EVENT
The Corbin truck will be on its way back to the shop after this
weekend's show. We'll be loading up and headed back to the right
coast in time for Bike Week. If you're headed down Daytona way,
stop by our store on Main Street or see us near the Harley shop
in the "Destination Daytona" area.
Daytona Beach, FL
March 3 - 12, 2006
*UNTIL NEXT WEEK
Regardless of what the glorified hamster has to say, I can tell
you that moments of great dirt riding conditions in Hollister are
scant. The soil (which is primarily clay) goes from a surface
resembling sanded pavement to a slick goo with little time in
between to enjoy any form of traction. When really wet I compare
it to riding an inner-tube down a banana... you get the idea.
This begs the question "If off road conditions are so great right
now, why is Chuck's dirtbike huddled in the cold, dark garage all
by itself and lonely?" A good question my friends... and one that
I plan to go investigate!
Until next week, Happy Trails!
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