Latest News as of: July 11, 2001
July 11, 2001
Just a quick note to let everyone know how the site is shaping up, Traffic-wise. Your Cub Site now sees 1,400 to 1,900+ visitors EACH WEEK! The word is getting out. If you or a friend has a Cub, this is THE place to be seen and more importantly, THE place to tell your story - about your Cub. Needless to say - I'm very pleased with our increased visibility.
May 29, 2001
As many of you already know, the domain address http://cubsite.com is now re-directing users to the Cub Site. I hope this is a temporary system and that I can fund the Cub Site on it's own domain. One way I'm trying to do that is by offering E-Mail addresses on the Cub Site. Your email address could be firstname.lastname@example.org or something like that if you're interested. Go here and read how it works.
March 9, 2001
Big news! I have secured the domain name I have been trying to get for the Cub Site from the beginning. The domain name was reserved and parked by a fan of the Chicago Cubs. It appears that Cub fan has realized exactly what it takes to maintain a web site - especially when the web site is dealing with a commercial enterprise that has not commissioned the Web Site owner to host the site. Consequentially they have allowed the registration to lapse and the domain names that were reserved became available yesterday. I now own - and for the next 10 years will own the domain name cubsite.com. It will take some time and some doing to get everything moved but soon [I'm already working on it] you will find the Triumph Tiger Cub and Terrier Web Site at http://www.cubsite.com. Do not try to use that address yet - it will only take you to the owners registered site [my corporate site front door] and become a dead end.
January 6, 2001
Peter Thiel has obviously been "surfing" around and found a pretty slick site for the Vintage Dirt Track Racers Association and asked them to add a link to us. Poke around some and you'll find a poster from 1961 noting Eddie Cliffords Top Honors for short-tracking his Tiger Cub and at least one poster of Gary Nixon and his Cub. I have VDTRA linked on the Information Page.
December 17, 2000
I have removed the Hits Counter [You are visitor number XXXX] from the front door. The Cub Site has averaged 800 to 850 hits a month on the front door. The "Information Page" [Cool Links] has averaged 1,600 a month with a high of 1,951 hits over the past 30 day period. It appears people are creating links of their own in their Favorites and by-passing the front door, making the counter wrong. It slowed access to the Site some so it's not really missed.
December 9, 2000
Several updates and a new feature. The new feature is the addition of a Forum for the Tiger Cub Site. This Forum will add archive capability to the system. I have also discontinued linking the "Updated" graphic. It simply isn't being used enough to make it worth the time it takes to link. Check out the People page and the Cool Links page for additions.
August 5, 2000
Did you know that if you click on the small "Updated" graphic at the top of the People Page (next to the date of the last update), it will take you to the newest update on that page? Just thought I'd mention it since no one has used it but me.....<G>
June 28, 2000
Correction: Noted as being owned by Dan Andrade, below, The oldest known Restored Terrier in the world is owned by Ray Corlew. I misunderstood Ray's comments to mean he simply did the restoration for Dan. Actually, Dan sold the bike to Ray. Sorry for the confusion.
June 10, 2000
The oldest known Restored Terrier in the world has been added to the Cub Site! Restored by Ray Corlew, owned by Dan Andrade. Check the People Page often. There's more to come. Peter Thiel is sending some Cub Reprints from old British magazines, James Hallett is going to try and find some pictures from a recent Poker Run Bermuda that had 20 or 30 Cubs participate, David Stubbs is sending some photo's of his Cub -- Lots more to come.
June 2, 2000
Whew! Just a quick note to let you know I haven't given up on the site. I've been in and out of town a lot lately and have just gotten bogged down with work. Since that's where the money comes from that make this site available, well - you get the picture. I'm hoping to get Ray Corlew's bikes scanned in and his stories up soon, as well as a link Peter Thiel provided. Please be patient - It'll get done, I just can't commit to when just yet. Ride safe.
I asked that you tell me what you think. Some did. The result is I have removed the Comet Cursors, I un-wittingly added to some of the pages. Allowing or forcing a script to run from a Web Site can cause a serious problem on the viewers computer. Having warned folks for years about those type pages, I was guilty of it myself. It was pointed out by a friend I have been warning from the start - Something to do with practice what you preach! Thanks Rob.
I have decided that some changes need to be made in several areas of the Tiger Cub Web Site. Most notably, I'm changing my corporate host to improve performance and reliability. This will have no impact on the web address that you use or how you view the Tiger Cub Web Site, other than less latency in page uploads. Unfortunately, there may be a day or so of outages while I move the site to the new host. I'll try to keep it as brief as possible but please be patient while improvements are being made.
I am also considering changing the software I use to maintain the Cub E-Mail list. If I do change it, you will probably receive an E-Mail message from the list telling you it has changed.
No action is required on your part and all subscribers to the Cub List (email@example.com) will be moved to the new software. Well, it didn't go as planned, sorry. You will have to re-subscribe to the Mailing list. Go here to find out how.
Last but not least - do you think we need a Cub Forum here? I have been considering it but don't care to add it - it's a good deal of work and space to set up - unless it would be worthwhile. Do you think the Cub List handles your needs or do you think a Forum would be useful.
Your input counts. Tell me what you think.