Happy Fourth of July!|
We're going to be scrambling around here next week getting ready for our Rider Appreciation Day, so we wanted to seize the opportunity to wish you a Happy Independence Day before we forget. Enjoy the extra long weekend!
* * * NEW PRODUCTS * * *
Here's the latest from our R&D shop
|Gunfighter & Lady saddle for 2010 Honda VFR 1200
|Smuggler Trunk for Suzuki Boulevard M109R
|Rumble Seat for Honda Fury
|Dual Saddle for Ducati Monster 1100
* * * WHAT'S UP NEXT * * *
Pilot Saddle for BMW S1000 RR
Fleetliner Saddlebags for Honda Fury
Dual Saddle for 2007-2009 Suzuki Burgman 400
Tall Boy seat for Suzuki Boulevard M109 R
Front seat & Smuggler for 2010 Honda VFR 1200
More Seat models for 2010 HD Softail models
Saddle System for 2010 Ducati Multistrata
Under-tail kit for Yamaha V-Max
* * * MAY WINNER * * *
See, we're really not kidding about this! Every month we give away a Corbin Gift Certificate. This month it goes to:
If your name appears above (and ONLY if your name appears above) send a confirmation email that includes your snail mail address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This month, because Chuck just can't come up with a better idea, we're giving away a $300 Corbin Certificate and all you have to do Scott is drop me an email within two weeks. Ready, set, GO!
* * * ASSAULT WITH AN ADORABLE WEAPON * * *
There's a good chance that you've already seen this story, but we just couldn't resist...
BERLIN (Reuters) A German student created a major traffic jam in Bavaria after making a rude gesture at a group of Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members, hurling a puppy at them and then escaping on a stolen bulldozer.
German police said on Monday that after making his getaway from the Hell's Angels club, the 26-year-old dumped the bulldozer, causing a 5 km traffic jam near the southern town of Allershausen, local police said. He then fled to his home nearby where he was apprehended by the police.
"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear," said a spokesman from the local police, adding that the student had lately been suffering from depression.
United Nations Peace keeping forces are now evaluating the use of non-lethal assault puppy technology for... oh, never mind.
* * * BIKE SHOW * * *
We've finally got some categories figured out for the Bike Show that will be taking place at our party on July 3rd. You can sign up to participate for free at the event. Here's our current list:
- Best Independence Day Theme
- Best Sound System
- Best Spyder (Can-Am)
- Best Vintage Bike
- Most Unique
- Best Red, White & Blue themed RIDER
We'll have some special awards happening also, but we're holding them out as a surprise. All judging will be People's Choice (except Best Sound System). Remember, all this FREE goodness comes with but one small caveat... You need to REGISTER for our party. Do it now!
* * * SOUND OFF * * *
Our good buddies at Hawg Wired (http://www.hawg-wired.com) have stepped up to organize and sponsor the Best Sound System category of the bike show. These kinds of things are typically called Sound Off's and Hawg Wired has the experience and expertise to make the most of this.
Naturally they'll have some cool stuff to show off while they're here also so be sure to check them out while you're at the factory. Rumor has it Paul is going to bring out their 12 channel, 1500 watt insane music machine to show off a little bit. Don't worry, they're not in the competition.
Another nifty piece you may want to check out is the exclusive Hawg Wired Media Monster they have out for Roadkings! Very trick.
* * * FOURTH FACTS * * *
Fourth of July: On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
- In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. Today that number is 309.6 million.
- Number of places nationwide with "Liberty" in the name: 31
- There is a 1 in 4 chance that the hot dog you consume on The 4th originated in Iowa.
- Odds are roughly 1 in 3 your side dish of beans originated in North Dakota.
- Number of Americans who took part in a BBQ last year: 76 million.
- Dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems: $301 million.
* * * HOKA HEY * * *
The Hoka Hey Challenge is underway and reports put the lead pack of riders currently in Wyoming. Finding up to date information on the event has been a bit difficult, but if you check out their Facebook page, there are comments from friends and family of riders.
Unofficial reports put the number of participants at just under 700 riders. Some of those riders have already been eliminated due to unfortunate accidents early in the challenge. The rest are heading for Homer, Alaska and the dream of $500,000 in Alaskan gold. Good luck and safe riding to all!
Enjoy the Summer folks and have a great Independence Day weekend!
|I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.