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its always interesting to find out where everyone is from. so i'll start. im from guam and moved to tacoma, wa with the military. After that i moved out to new jersey. i found pedalroom through someones signature on bikeforums!
     
June 25, 2011 12:02 AM
longjohns
From: North Bergen, NJ
4 posts
7 bikes
I'm from Yakima, WA. Three years ago I moved to Seattle, WA, realized that cars are a pain in the ass, and really got into bikes.

I originally built [url=http://fourteenteeth.pedalroom.com]Four...] to make following my bike passion easier. It was the inspiration to build Pedal Room, and a couple months later I launched Pedal Room. It's evolved quite a bit in just a couple short years. :-)
     
June 25, 2011 12:24 AM
Coomer
From: Seattle, WA
101 posts
23 bikes
From a city near San Francisco,CA, lived here my whole life and love it !

I have no clue how I got here. I might have been searching a specific bike on google and came across this website. Joined 2 years ago :)
     
June 25, 2011 06:53 AM
SOLEDAD_BRAVO
From: SF BUT NOT REALLY CALIFORNIA
1 post
4 bikes
I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I found the site through lfgss.com and know I look at it every day because it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than velospace.
     
June 25, 2011 10:27 AM
mick
From: Dublin, Ireland
2 posts
1 bike
I was born in Massachusetts in 1973 and was a BMX rat turned amateur racer in the 80s. After spending most of my early adult years traveling around on tour with bands and living all over the damn place - Wilmington NC, Ithaca NY & Phoenix AZ to name a few cities where I stayed for substantial periods of time - I somehow ended up back here in MA where I own a bike shop called Retrogression. We're hoping to relocate to a place where cycling doesn't have a six month off-season someday.

I'm not quite sure how I found PedalRoom but I'm stoked I did. Props to Coomer for keeping it up!
     
June 25, 2011 04:04 PM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
I was born in Detroit, but raised in the East Bay Area, CA. From there, Chicago for a few years. Now Seattle. I don't remember how I found Pedal Room, probably through BF.
     
June 25, 2011 10:08 PM
stalag13
From: City of Lost Children
145 posts
7 bikes
I was born in St. Louis, MO in the 90's (yes, I'm a youngster) and that's where I live now. If I had to choose where to live, I would pick the West Coast.

I came across PedalRoom from my fellow BikeForums members and I love it. Keep up the good work Coomer!
     
June 26, 2011 01:35 AM
homebrew
3 posts
0 bikes
Thanks guys. It's good to have you all here. I'm excited to really get this community thriving.
     
June 26, 2011 02:53 PM
Coomer
From: Seattle, WA
101 posts
23 bikes
Hi my names Nara, i live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Found out about pedal room from a friend of mines, Kiki_w. Ive got a Leader 725TR and go cycling around Jakarta during night times or specific days when the roads are car free, but if its a normal day i wouldnt suggest going out for a spin with your bike. You might get yourself killed, the roads in Jakarta are filled with motorcyclists and reckless minivans known as angkots. But nevertheless, hello to everyone on pedalroom
     
June 26, 2011 07:17 PM
nararadinal
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
1 post
1 bike
I'm from the suburbs of Chicago and currently study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There are tons of open roads out here to ride on, it's great!

If I'm not studying or eating, I'm probably either riding bikes or working on bikes at our campus co-op.

And like a lot of other users, I found PedalRoom through Bike Forums.
     
June 27, 2011 04:14 PM
yummygooey
From: seattle
6 posts
17 bikes
I'm from Visalia, CA, a fairly small town between fresno and bakersfield. I traded in my car for a bike about 8 years ago, and the same friend who has been telling me for the last year to get a fixed gear recommended me to this site. I finally got myself one a few months ago. it's just a shitty sole, but I plan to replace just about everything in the end, and this seems to be a great place to browse replacements.
     
June 28, 2011 07:24 AM
hi guys/girls, I'm from Amsterdam - the Netherlands. Completely forgot how I landed on this most excellent place but i guess it was thru google. I used to spend lots of time on fixedgeargallery but this place has got loads more cool bikes. And it doesn't take 2 wks for your bike to get posted :) Coomer's making this place more 'n more interesting - kudos to you man!
Cheers!
     
June 29, 2011 07:44 PM
808sfixie
From: Amsterdam
1 post
4 bikes
I actually met Coomer before I found out about this site. Best hidden gem of the internet. I love the layout and design and it's just so much more powerful than any other cyling site... great quality of experience.

I'm born in SF, grew up outside DC, and live in Seattle. Love biking and hope I can keep turning fixed gears for many years to come.
     
July 1, 2011 04:56 PM
charlie
From: Seattle, WA
7 posts
44 bikes
i was born in seattle. im still here. cant find a road out :/
     
July 2, 2011 12:43 AM
jdg
From: seattle
3 posts
20 bikes
I'm from Sunnyvale CA, met this awesome girl from Seattle, moved to Seattle, married her, got her into biking, decided I hated my job and just wanted to ride so I started a company with a friend and now I build bamboo bikes. Life is pretty sweet
     
July 2, 2011 03:46 PM
Validcycles
From: Seattle, WA
1 post
6 bikes
I'm from Buena Park, CA in Orange County. I found out about Pedalroom through www.cycleangelo.cc
     
July 3, 2011 07:52 PM
Suraj
From: Orange County
1 post
1 bike
Hi. i am from essen, germany. not a small town, but not very famous for anything..ive started riding and collecting bikes about three years ago.

i forgot about how i found pedalroom but i think it was google. i love the way coomer is running this place.

i hope this whole thing will get more and more interactive and it will become even more easier to get into dialog with other bike-fanatics....

[b]have a nice weekend out there!!![/b]
     
July 8, 2011 11:19 AM
strange
From: Germany
201 posts
35 bikes
I am from San Antonio Tx. I have a Puch bike. I have been looking for wheel sets on google. and I was checking out bikes on google images. And then I saw a link to this website. It's pretty dope.
     
August 1, 2011 07:04 PM
endurancetom
From: San Antonio, TX
1 post
2 bikes
I'm Radhitya From Indonesia but recently i stayed at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia due to my working site here.

i know Pedal Room because i see when someone posting at Indonesia forum they post the link of Pedal Room there.
     
August 2, 2011 06:39 AM
gnarly
From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1 post
3 bikes
Just sped my way in here, and looking around! Nice place you've got here! :)
     
August 3, 2011 08:16 PM
I'm from Bonn - Germany.
Found the page in the latest fixed&what- issue...

Lasskrachn!
     
August 4, 2011 07:53 AM
tekto
From: Bonn, Germany
1 post
0 bikes
from malaysia kuala lumpur :)
     
August 5, 2011 03:11 PM
reppin' Toronto, Canada

came here after I discovered everyone on myfixedgear.com were a-holes.
     
August 9, 2011 11:07 PM
lemongrass
From: Toronto, Canada
1 post
5 bikes
I am from New England an avid rider and collector. I stumbled across this site a few years back and it has become a daily stop for me ever since. Great layout,amazing content and easy to use.
     
August 15, 2011 12:22 AM
Nimhskater978
From: Massachusetts
2 posts
19 bikes
I was mostly raised in Las Vegas, then moved to Boise, Idaho, where I graduated high school. Went to school (BSU) for a year, hated it, moved to Humboldt County, California, and now here I am two years later.

I also found this site thanks to BikeForums. And, I agree - way better than velospace!
     
August 20, 2011 07:24 AM
mashtofu
From: Idaho
1 post
3 bikes

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