Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Blog

Happy Birthday to this blog!

One year ago on this day, I drafted the first post and published it on January 1st, 2007.

Since then, I have made 79 posts and this one is the 80th.

There have been 6,211 visitors (as of when I write this), from every single continent, this year -- that is an average of 518 visitors per month and 17 visitors per day roughly.

This year has been a learning experience for me and I hope that those who visit and read are also learning, especially from my mistakes.

This blog's New Year's Resolution is . . . complete the restoration of the SS180 and document the steps of reassembly.

It's funny, I looked hard and for a long time for a blog like mine that I could print out (and write notes on) in its entirety and read before beginning my restoration so that I had a detailed guide each and every step of the way. I have not found that blog yet, but I promise you I am creating it for you. And I hope that hours spent in your Haynes books, diagram print outs, Vespa service manuals, searching on BBS and other Vespa sites won't be as necessary for you because everything you need is here. I have used all these resources and encourage you to as well. They are helpful!

I realize that this site is somewhat specific to the VSC, but even if you're restoring a fender light or a P-Series I believe this site will still be useful to you if you are not an expert restorer.

Thank you for reading and contributing folks. I am glad you visit and read. This blog is for you.

An even BIGGER thank you to those specific individuals who dropped me notes offline and encouraged me and told me how much you appreciate this blog -- it kept me going and motivated.

Thank you all. Happy New Years and may your resolution be to start restoring that rust bucket in your garage or for you to start hunting old barns to find your gem.

All I ask is as you do restore it and reference this site along the way that you too comment (post) solutions to problems so that those who follow us can learn as well.

Let's get more vintage on the road and love to all 2-wheeled scoots!


Ellingerorama said...

Thanks for your work - I'm just embarking on a Rally 180 project and have found some invaluable help already.

Scooter Couple said...

You are so welcome. This site is for you guys. Planning ahead and getting educated really really helps. Have a photo of your bike to share? Email me offline if so.

The Rally 180 and SS 180 share quite a few characteristics so I hope this site does benefit you.

Reading from Day One to Present on this blog is good at times, because I do go back and add "Lessons Learned" to old posts as I learn them.

Scooter Couple said...

Ellingerorama, will you be blogging your restoration? If so, I'd love to follow along.