I don't know, but I think this might be the new definition of bad timing! Really, really, really bad timing. (Dec 9 edit: Riders' online site was down, but is back up and presumably doing big business!)
No big deal for fans within easy driving distance of one of the retail stores, but I'm guessing there are some seriously ticked Rider fans in outlying areas this week! Here's hoping the web store can be back up and running in time to meet the Christmas demand that's $urely out there.