On my original website I had a guestbook for people to write messages. These original messages are reproduced below:
Perhaps you met me on the route, or saw me and found the website, or maybe you were just googling something like “around the world cyclists”. Maybe you actually know me! Here is the place to leave me and anyone that visits the site a message. Happy writing!
JT Fan – 9 September 2008 at 11:45 AM
you can do it tringers!
tara – 10 September 2008 at 1:22 PM
hey!! hows the travels going? i love my photo i feel famous now haha
Steve Russell – 13 September 2008 at 11:07 PM
Hi Jon, came across your blog via the Yahoo Brompton Group. I did a tour way back in 85-86 going through France, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Greece and Turkey. Your blog reminded me of the long roads, alternating solitude and companionship and the pleasure in meeting someone doing something similar. and the generosity of people on the way. Good luck. I hope you meet with good things. You’ll enjoy Turkey (my favourite country to cycle in).
Best wishes Steve Russell (wanderer turned commuter)
Jaca & Diana – 14 September 2008 at 2:25 AM
Hello from the American girls from Ohio that you met in Brindisi. Just wanted to continue to wish you luck on your journey around the world, and I was glad I was able to remember your website. I will check in from time to time to see how you are. Take care!
Erwin de Vries – 17 September 2008 at 9:27 AM
Keep up the good spirit!
Erwin de Vries from BromptonTalk
Jessica – 18 September 2008 at 3:19 PM
I often come on your website to see where you are. I hope you won’t have any trouble during your travel. Best wishes!!
Gillian Ford – 20 September 2008 at 10:38 PM
Hey you! Have been reading your blog since you left! You make me laugh! The trip sounds wicked! Thinking of you! xxx
Gerry Galligan – 12 October 2008 at 7:34 PM
John, you’re a nutcase. Here’s some sensible advice that I’ve told you already:
1. Flog the bike. Take the bus or buy a car.
2. Save up hard, get yourself an Irish passport on the black market and your visa problems will be over.
3. Rob a bank before you leave any country, you’re funding problems will instantly disappear.
4. Second thought, don’t flog the bike. With some minor modifications it’ll be useful as an excercise bike in jail, should point 3 above not work out.
Finally, you better mention me in any book you write. I already have you pencilled in mine … the mad dog riding a sewing machine.
fran – 15 October 2008 at 1:13 PM
miss you a lot. bravest man i know. best, fran in esfahan
S – 21 October 2008 at 5:33 PM
Great idea and keep pedalling hard. Enjoying following your travel adventures. Your a confirmed hardcore Brommie now.
Michael – 28 October 2008 at 3:24 PM
It’s Michael from Big Apple at Istanbul (where if all is the same you are still hanging around!!!!), I’m doing the guestbook thing as promised and am hoping you got some luck and are finally on your way to Iran! Good luck buddy,
Your Australian friends Michael and Manon (the afro child)
Mayra – 30 December 2008 at 8:50 AM
Well now that I am settled for a bit I checked up on your website and your adventures and all I could say that you have done the right choice. Your dreams may be postponded however you’ll get there someday and that’s something amazing to look forward to! I am heading on my dream to Panama City soon on my own and riding the bus all the way to Nicaragua till I get to Honduras and the rest of Central….dangerous, but I just feel it’s calling me!
You can do it, Jon! I can’t wait to hear your adventures in 2010! 🙂 Keep in touch! x
leeyizheng – 31 March 2009 at 2:54 AM
i’m chinese,english not very well.i like hiking,bicycle smallwhell,i have dahon mup8 bike.
welcome to beijing,contact me
anon – 8 August 2009 at 6:38 PM
Hey John – Was great reading about your recent travels – dont worry, where there’s a will there’s way, and I’m sure you’ll soon be on the road again.
By the way, try to get to http://www.heinzstucke.com he seems to have covered practically every county excepf Antarctica, you should pick up lots of info from him anext trip a lot easier.
Good luck !