Desperate times call for desperate measures and whilst thinking about how I can regain my freedom and leave the village I remembered a little Vespa wannabe I had hidden under a pile of junk in the garage.
I am not normally a winter rider, I don’t have the electrically heated kit that is normally required to survive our extreme temperatures. I don’t like falling off on the ice either.. especially after the Landy incident.
Still, i do have a fat no claims bonus on a motorbike having never claimed and the little 125cc LML Star Delux does do the length of the country on a cup of fuel.. so why not. If it weren’t for the ice this week I would have about 9 years no claimes on a car too.
I can insure tax and mot the bike for the same price as a set of Land Rover seat covers. So I have. And for the moment I have limited freedom and the means to get out of the village and at least into the nearest two towns without resulting to our sporadic and expensive public transport.
I am still going to need a car for those long distance kit lugging journeys but having a burn on the little bike today has made me yearn for another ‘practical’ bike that I can use for work.
I would also like to add a big thank You to the kind folks that have donated to the Land Rover fund. I can’t tell you how cheeky i feel having this on my site. It wasn’t my initial idea and I was asked from more than one person to set it up. I also won’t be a hypocrite and say i don’t appreciate the idea.. I do.
Insurance companies are notorious at being difficult and mine is no exception. After over 14 phone calls i have found the right person to talk to, only then to be told my claim has had to be re-started due to an internal error. It will be a while before I see this resolved and in the meantime I really need to be mobile. At the very least so that I can work.
You never know, Land Rover may still get wind of my appreciation and sponsor me to produce more content. 🙂