First off let me say that I am having a ton of fun! To see so many international flags is really a thrill. I am going to have to wake up at 1am one morning and see who is on then.
I have logged just a few rides. One problem I have had is that I have unlocked a few customization options by riding, but am now unable to access the screen where I can make any changes.
Also, when working in a pace line, I am able to keep it together most of the time, but there seems to be abrupt changes in pace at times, especially on a downhill, No matter how hard I try, I am unable to stay with some riders even though I am tucked up in the draft. I know I am not the heaviest rider, but in real life, I can hold my own against most on a downhill. I seem to max out at a top speed which I am not allow to exceed no matter how hard I sprint.
The graphics are great and I love the sounds that have been incorporated into the scene. Some noises I am not hearing are those from the riders and the bike. I think we need to hear the sounds of gears shifting and other riders breathing heavy during the harder sections. Maybe basing the sounds off of a riders heart rate would work. And I know this has been talked about in the blog, but the ability to voice chat with someone within 2 meters of you would be a huge help. I have enough difficulty keeping my bike upright, even on a trainer, so having to hit keyboard shortcuts is a little difficult when I am trying to put in an honest effort.
Overall, I think you are doing a great job with this. I find myself wishing I were stronger just so I can spend a little more time on the island. And thank you for allowing me to ride there. I am looking forward to the future of the game and can’t wait to see it grow.