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Did Christian pass away?

His last IG post was like 2 years ago

   
March 14, 2019 04:24 AM
+1 we need to know whats up

Does anyone know him personally?
   
March 14, 2019 05:12 AM
I'm also interested in this, site hasn't been updated/maintained since 2017 and is experiencing some significant issues in updated browsers. The site URL is also no longer secure and the spam is also out of control on the General Discussion, needs some oversight for sure.

There's clearly something keeping the site live (someone is paying the hosting bills to Linode), but its interesting to see the site dying so quickly. Going to try and look into this and come back with an update!
   
March 26, 2019 01:55 PM
He's clearly alive or someone has the ability to renew the security certificate.

Coomer if you're reading this there are tons of people still invested in this site and do not want to see it abandoned like this. I will volunteer to moderate the bots, pay any hosting costs, whatever you need help with to keep this site going and I know there are plenty of others who would do the same.

Please help us help you.
   
March 26, 2019 05:07 PM
Jehu
From: Salem, Oregon
533 posts
12 bikes
+1 It would be such a waste to see this site die!
   
March 26, 2019 05:36 PM
How long does an internet community have to wait to file a missing person report?
   
March 26, 2019 08:33 PM
DuddyJ
From: Los Angeles
395 posts
42 bikes
bumping this thread above spam
   
March 27, 2019 01:29 PM
Jehu
From: Salem, Oregon
533 posts
12 bikes
Wanted to also chime back in here with two points:

1. Completely agree that this site needs moderation and help. As someone who works from home, is on their computer (and this site) a lot, and also works in the web design/development industry, i'm totally willing to volunteer time to PedalRoom, to make sure it stays up and continues to grow - this site got me into bikes in 2012 and I haven't looked back since, so I definitely want to help, if possible.

2. After some internet deep-diving, it looks as though Coomer's company he started (with a few other people - GrassWorks), was purchased by a larger company to become "The SalesForce of Pot" in 2017. This was four days after his last sighting on PR, (Coomer chimed in on Nov 10th 2017, and his company was purchased on Nov 14th 2017).

My assumption/hope is Coomer sold his start-up for some serious cash, and is living the good life somewhere on a beach with some beer and bikes, without a care in the world. He seems like a really great dude, and I hope that he does come back to the site soon, but if not, I hope he's loving life and staying far, far away from the horrible internet.

I've got a bunch of links and shit I can drop in to support my theory if anyone is interested, its just stuff found in the first 1-2 pages of Google with some specific keyword searching, so just let me know.

Here's to keeping this thread up and Coomer coming back!
   
March 27, 2019 02:03 PM
big bump
   
March 27, 2019 11:14 PM
Garbear
From: Seattle, Wa
9 posts
4 bikes
+1
Save Coomer
Save PR
   
March 28, 2019 02:29 AM
A-Danger
From: Portland, Oregon
155 posts
67 bikes
I wonder if it is worth trying to chase down Coomer's colleagues from Grassworks Digital.

The Spam is getting so bad its hard to keep this thread at the top!
   
March 28, 2019 01:44 PM
DuddyJ
From: Los Angeles
395 posts
42 bikes
Yes! Do it
   
March 28, 2019 08:57 PM
I did some digging when the bots started appearing. I dont think he's dead--I think he got a real job and has had zero time to do anything hobby related. He must have renewed the security certificate but that must be all he's had time for. Im surprised he hasnt bothered to update us since he's been an active bike forum contributor since I can remember. Go check out his Github and you'll see he's been really busy since Late 2018. His last contribution was only a few days ago and most are locked. Our best bet is finding his personal email or phone number if anyone has it.

Losing all the uploaded data would suck. I also volunteer to moderate and even pay/upgrade the site.

https://github.com/Coomer
   
March 29, 2019 01:09 AM
Bubba
From: Los Angeles
62 posts
7 bikes
Figured it was something like that. Never thought to check to Github, but makes sense. I thought PR was broken for good when the security certificate lapsed, but looks like Coomer has at least his little toe on the steering wheel, if nothing else.
   
March 29, 2019 08:04 AM
stalag13
From: City of Lost Children
126 posts
6 bikes
Bumping above bots
   
March 29, 2019 11:08 PM
Jehu
From: Salem, Oregon
533 posts
12 bikes
^
   
March 31, 2019 07:01 PM
Calling dr Coomer
   
April 1, 2019 07:41 AM
kobe
From: Holland
742 posts
200 bikes
Top
   
April 1, 2019 03:06 PM
bump
   
April 2, 2019 02:10 PM
DuddyJ
From: Los Angeles
395 posts
42 bikes
No hope. We are all trolls, yes?
   
April 2, 2019 11:13 PM
40degreerake
From: Milwaukee, Wi
121 posts
0 bikes
We are the tr0lls.
   
April 3, 2019 12:50 PM
We are, we are, tHe Youth OF tHE nAtion
   
April 3, 2019 01:55 PM
C O O M E R !
   
April 3, 2019 09:28 PM
Bubba
From: Los Angeles
62 posts
7 bikes
^
   
April 4, 2019 04:21 AM
Up Up Up
   
April 4, 2019 03:56 PM
fourdot00
From: San Francisco, CA
9 posts
0 bikes