Last June I broke my clavicle. My first weekend back on a bike, I met up with Zach and others and we had a great time cruising around Seattle. More at ZLOG!
The site has been in an awful, broken state for a couple days. It appeared that all messages, favorites, and even comments were gone. There were also issues adding photos, and random bad errors.
It only appeared that way. No comments, messages, favorites, or anything else was lost. And the site is close to fixed now.
What happened was that over the weekend I was hard at work on the site, upgrading the site's software to the latest and greatest versions. The goal was to make everything better with the site, and ease development going forward.
However, it introduced an odd bug. Normally a responsible developer (usually me) would catch these before they ever went live. But in a rush to get released, I didn't do much testing of the site, figuring nothing would be terribly wrong since it was a basic upgrade that others had done several times over with no issues.
So I'm sorry about the issues over the last couple days! I won't let it happen again, through improved testing and not rushing stuff out to the live site.
I'm hard at work tonight fixing everything completely, and working on some new improved stuff too! Stay tuned!
Read the whole issue online here!
Bike history allows you to track progress as your bike evolves over time. Every bike can have unlimited stages of history, each containing specs, info, and photos.
As Pedal Room has grown, so too has the need for the site to become more social and powerful. We hope that the forums become a thriving community for all things bikes.
I hope you all enjoy the new features! I'll be working hard over the coming weeks to continually improve everything on the site as well as launch a couple new cool things. Stay tuned, and let me know what you think!
It was Saturday night. A great night for riding, as long as you can dodge the drunks and idiots. The last thing I remember was the car pulling out in front of me, and swerving hard to avoid it.
I came to on the pavement with four screaming girls hovering over me. "Don't move! Wait for the ambulance!" I don't remember a ton. I remember I tried to convince the then-larger crowd that I was fine. Judging by the blood, I even tried to grab my bike and leave apparently. There was panic. There was blood. And pain.
Long story short, I broke my clavicle in three places, and only needed fourteen stitches in my head. I was banged up from head to toe, but lucky. It could've been a lot worse.
Always wear a helmet people. I wasn't when I wrecked. I'm very lucky to be typing this here today, and you can bet that I'll have a helmet the next time you see me on a bike.
Bad news - I'm out for a while as my clavicle heals from surgery. Good news - I'm alive and otherwise fine, I've got more time to design/work, and big things are coming on Pedal Room.
There's going to be a lot going on soon. I'm on the verge of releasing some stuff I've been working on for months, and I can't wait for you all to see it. It will be quite the change, and it's coming within the next couple weeks.
Stay tuned, and ride safe!
I'm in Denver for a week, and I love riding here! It's a beautiful city and the people are friendly! I was rolling around downtown and came across Track Shack. Found the white and pink Bridgestone (It's a local messenger's ride) outside, so I had to snap a couple shots with my Bridgestone. Bridgestone party!
Last week I had the opportunity to visit Classic Cycles of Bainbridge Island, WA, talk with the guys there, and snap some photos.
Their shop is just blocks away from the ferry terminal. If you're in Seattle, you just hop on downtown and you're basically taken here.
The view when you first walk inside. Bikes everywhere!
The first Schwinn Paramount tandem, built for Jack Simes III and Jack Heid. Each of the shop's bikes on display has a story behind it.
This 1920 Brennan has seen 80.5 mph.
Magnesium 1987 Kirk Precision.
As you can see, there are some incredible stuff here. One could spend hours just looking at everything. They also sell bikes, a wide range of nice parts (new and used), and apparel. And they'll be happy to talk bikes and work on them too. If you're in Seattle, you really need to make it to Classic Cycles to see the full collection!
Now on FourteenTeeth you can view local blogs for select areas! More locations and blogs are coming very soon, but we wanted to get the concept out there with a few local blogs and get some feedback.
So let us know what you think!
How it Works:
We guess your location based on your IP address (most websites do this, it's nothing to be worried about). We then find the closest supported city (or country) and request blogs based there. You can also change your location to view local blogs for any area! We optimized everything to make the experience as fast as possible.
Many more locations and blogs! We need suggestions! We also hope to break down some of the countries, like Australia, into regions. But most of all we just need more coverage in terms of locations and blogs. So send suggestions our way!
We've also got a few bugs to fix and some things to improve. The maps, for example, don't always look the best. We might go to a region-based approach, or allow blog ordering/filtering. Let us know how we can make FourteenTeeth better!
We've got just a few stickers left! Let us know if you want some! Also, some new ones will be in the works soon-ish.
And completely unrelated but still cool, the Fourteen Teeth blog localization work is going well. Should be online tomorrow!
We just brought photo comments back! Now you can comment on specific photos as well as bikes themselves!
Thanks everyone for the feedback! It's much appreciated, as we're continually trying to make Pedal Room better!
PS, my next project is the FourteenTeeth local blogs stuff, which is coming along well. Stay tuned!
We're thinking of doing something like this, where local blogs are displayed on FourteenTeeth. Local blogs would be automatically displayed based on IP address (or a chosen manually-entered location) if available for an area. For example, while browsing FourteenTeeth in NYC, you might get local blogs such as Bike Blog NYC, while in Seattle, you might get ZLOG and Go Means Go.
We'd initially go live with a few locations (Seattle, SF, NYC, UK, etc.), and add more as time goes on (people would be able to suggest blogs quickly and easily).
Thoughts? Suggestions? I'd love to hear what everyone thinks about this.
We've been thinking about photos a fair amount lately, and today we made it possible to link directly to an open photo on a bike details page. Simply click the "direct link" on any photo to get a URL that will link to that photo.
We're also thinking about bringing back photo comments, maybe like so:
What do you guys and gals think about photo comments? Are they a worthwhile thing to have? Should we bring them back? Or are bike comments alone good enough? Let us know - we want to make your Pedal Room experience as good as possible!
You can now choose the "Photogrid" option when viewing search results to view them in a grid of photos - a nice mode for browsing bikes. We still have a few tweaks to make, but let us know what you think so far and what we can do better!
Read the interview here!
A couple days ago, someone suggested that we have a slideshow option for viewing bikes. It sounded like a good idea, so I threw this together. Now you can view search results in slideshow format.
Let us know what you guys think and if there's anything we can do to make the site better! We're always looking for ways to improve!