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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sorry Cubbie!

It's a sad, sad day, so it is. I got a nasty letter from the Government telling me that, shock horror, my Triumph Tiger Cub, aka Cubbie (they didn't say the aka...bit) is not showing on the vehicle insurance database. My options were to purchase some insurance for it ASAP or SORN it. Or I would be fined! Well I didn't fancy the fine and seeing as I've just had to tax the car, and last month saw me shucking out tax and insurance for the snow-busting-4x4 (which, incidentally, is a bit redundant in these bizarre March weather conditions; 18degrees C here today), I opted for the free option, to SORN my beloved little Cubbie. And that came just after I'd told Ex-Pressy Bill that Cubbie would soon be out on the roads for a spin in this lovely Scottish sunshine.

I feel a little ashamed but all the time and effort I'm putting into The Cub Mag at the moment means I don't have much free time to actually ride my bikes. And besides, it's better to spread the cost of these things, don't want all the motoring bills landing on the door mat in the winter.

Talking of The Cub Mag....issue one is looking good, just waiting for the Editor to write her few bits then it'll ready for a proper proof read. Still a little bit of room if anyone wants to pop an advert in the first issue - preferably something Cub related - know of a good Cub parts supplier? Someone you can recommend? Let me know. gbc AT thecubmag.com

12 comments:

Darrell Meunier said...

What is "SORN?"

Stuart said...

Poor Cubbie! Sory to hear he has gone to the Land of Nod for a while. No doubt he will be up and about again soon but you have got Skorpy and Terry waiting in the wings. :-(

Me again said...

P.S. Will Cubbie be taking a trip to Lanark with The Essex Girl and Taffy the Trailer?

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Sorry Darrell, SORN = Statutory Offroad Notification. It is now illegal in the UK to NOT ride your bike, hehe!

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Hello Me Again, Cubbie will more than likely be at Lanark, after all, can't have Cubbie missing out on such adventures...will you be popping up?

Hairy Larry said...

At least your govt. gave you notice in time. My govt. likes to wait till you've forgotten to re-register or file a 'non-op'...then they feel justified in charging you fines and what not before you can get back on the road. Even if the bike has been sitting off road. Seems to be designed to make money in the short term...but if they drive someone off the road, in the long run they are losing money.

Bodger said...

Cubbie off the road leaves time to work on Terry unless the mag will take up that time then there will be now time this time.

Stuart said...

All being well and weather permitting, I might just toddle up there on the Bonnie. Just need to find somewhere to stay, it's a bit far for a day-trip.

Squire Neil said...

A mate of mine got one of those letters recently. Only problem was the bike was insured!

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Jings, can't they get anything right!

Larry, don't give our Gov any more daft ideas!

Sounds about right Bodger, no time this time for any more time. Need MORE TIME. Huh.

Go for it Stu, it'll just be a short blast for you.

Glyn said...

Hi GBC - Long time no chat. Looked up yr blog and found that my old bike has had to be taken off the road.

And after 20 yrs of being without bike I am back on 2 wheels with a "wee"-strom.

I hope you can get Cubbie back on the road again sometime.

Greetings from a sunny and warm Cape Town.

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Hi Glyn, Cubbie's ok now - even survived almost being turned into a trials bike! Good to hear you're back on 2 wheels...errrr....Cape Town????

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