Corbin Times Home Edition Archive

February 20, 2006

* PRESIDENT'S DAY?
If you're like half the folks in the US, then you're enjoying an extra day off courtesy of George Washington. For the rest of the world (Chuck included), it just means that Mervyn's is having another shoe sale. Regardless, we hope your week is off to a great start and... err... Happy President's Day.


* NEW STUFF
Gambler Saddle for Yamaha Stratoliner / Roadliner
Stinger Saddle for Yamaha Stratoliner / Roadliner

Check new goodies at: http://www.corbin.com/new/new.shtml


* STILL ON THE WAY
Yamaha Roadliner / Stratoliner Hollywood Solo
2006 Harley-Davidson Softail FXST Gambler Saddle
Yamaha Majesty Smuggler trunk
2005 Honda CBR 600 F4i Modular seat system
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R Saddle
Yamaha MT-01 dual saddle
Corbin Streamliner Trunk box for H-D Touring bikes
New design Corbin backrest

2005 Suzuki Boulevard M-50:
Dual Touring Saddle (w/ heater option)
Classic Solo saddle (w/ heater option)
Touring Passenger Pillion seat

2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna-Glide:
Rumble Seat
Stinger saddle
Classic Solo & Close Solo
Passenger pillion pad
Hollywood Solo saddle

2006 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide-Glide:
Dual Touring saddle (w/ heat option)
Rumble Seat
Stinger saddle
Classic Solo & Close Solo
Passenger pillion pad
Hollywood Solo saddle


* HOLLISTER RALLY
As we mentioned last week, the city of Hollister has declared the rally dead for 2006. However, we've seen enough B grade horror flicks to know that just because something is "dead" doesn't mean it's dead. So with that bit of optimism I will say that there are currently TWO proposals before the council.

A new, fully fleshed out document has been submitted by Biker Design to host the rally downtown as it has been for nearly a decade. The other is a new submission to move the rally and associated vendors to the local high school grounds. Mike Corbin has officially offered sponsorship funds (in an undisclosed amount) to help support the rally and get it back on track.

Regardless of the Council's decision, people are coming. Oh yes, they're coming. Local hotels & camp grounds have reported NO cancellations as a result of the news release that the rally was off. So now the question is... "What's everyone going to do when they get here?" We'll keep you up to date as news breaks.


* J&P CYCLE's METRIC MAKEOVER
In the attached image you'll see the new metric cruiser built by J&P Cycles. The Bradley-David video team has been following construction of the custom Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 and will air the piece on Corbin's Ride-On this season on Speed Channel.

Speaking of which, don't forget the new season starts THIS WEEK! A complete schedule can be found at: http://www.rideontv.com


* ANOTHER HISTORY LESSON
President's day has been officially observed as a Federal Holiday in the US since 1971. What started in 1796 as an observation of Washington's birthday (February 22nd) it was moved to the third Monday of February in honor of Abraham Lincoln (another Feb baby). This also served to "simplify the yearly calendar of holidays and give federal employees some standard three-day weekends in the process." Yeah, must be nice.

As a side note: Although modern calendars list Washington's birthday as February 22nd, older style calendars like those in use around George's birth year actually show he was born on February 11th 1732.

So in order to "simplify the yearly calendar" for Corbin, I will be out on Feb. 11th, Feb 22nd and the third Monday next year. HA.


* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
We know what WE built with our products, but we'd like to see what YOU'VE built! The new Corbin.com is in full production now and we'd love to show your bike on our website. There's no prizes or anything... not even what you'd call "15 minutes of fame", but it WILL be seen by millions of people this year.

Just attach your digital pic to an e-mail and send it to me at: chuck@corbin.com

NOTE 1: Our mail server won't take large attachments, so please keep photos under 500k. If your photos are too big and you don't know how to fix it, drop me a line and I'll make other arrangements for you.

NOTE 2: We're partial to Corbin product. No matter how cool your scoot, we probably won't use the pic if it doesn't pertain to us somehow (of course). Scantily clad models in Corbin apparel count! I'm kidding, lighten up.


* NEXT EVENT
Spring is springing and the Corbin truck heads out this week packed full of goodies on the way to Daytona Beach, FL for Bike Week. We'll have two locations in town and hope to see you there!

Bike Week
Daytona Beach, FL
March 3 - 12, 2006

* L8-R KIDZ
Well, since I'm in the office on this fine President's Day, I may as well get some real work done. Have a great week and we'll mail ya again this friday when we're back on our regularly scheduled program.

Happy Trails,
Chuck

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