• @Toni Thanks Toni. For the blog, for the comaradarie. I don’t think it they will be the last things I thank you for in the time to come.

    • No problem Brent πŸ™‚ Anytime you need something let me know! Now go get pedalling so you got something to report in your bicycle touring journal LOL..

      Stay safe!

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update @journeymanjoly Brent, where are you? Do we need to worry about you? Your Hempcycle Touring Blog hasn’t been updated since 3 weeks and you haven’t showed up here since 3 weeks as […] View

    There’s really nothing like it. My family has a hard time understanding how all I want to do with my life is bike everywhere, but I’m glad I can come here and have everyone be on the same page as me. You won’t believe this. My last bike, “Tina” was her name, the Trek 520 I rode out there. I gave directions to a transient I met in Banff. He…[Read more]

    • Wow this is great Brent!!! Would be cool if this bike changes a few more owners πŸ™‚ Seems like the bike itself might need a blog LOL – Yes I had the same reactions from family when I started traveling (was gone for years and I want to be back out there soon)

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update @journeymanjoly Brent, where are you? Do we need to worry about you? Your Hempcycle Touring Blog hasn’t been updated since 3 weeks and you haven’t showed up here since 3 weeks as […] View

    Hey Toni! I tried to reply earlier, but I was on the road, the site was down, blah blah. ANYWAYS you know what they say about excuses.
    I biked to the foot of the Rockies on my Hemp-wrapped Trek 520. 3500 kilometers over 2 months. Then I ditched all my gear in the woods and took a bus back home to Ottawa. It was too much gear, in excess of 60…[Read more]

    • Wow, you had some fun times and now great times ahead πŸ™‚ I wish I could just leave up north away from work and all – no worries about using another blog network… Brent when you find some time, post some pictures from your last trip in your profile! BTW I am looking into buying a recumbent as well, not sure when my next trip will be though,…[Read more]

      • There’s really nothing like it. My family has a hard time understanding how all I want to do with my life is bike everywhere, but I’m glad I can come here and have everyone be on the same page as me. You won’t believe this. My last bike, “Tina” was her name, the Trek 520 I rode out there. I gave directions to a transient I met in Banff. He…[Read more]

        • Wow this is great Brent!!! Would be cool if this bike changes a few more owners πŸ™‚ Seems like the bike itself might need a blog LOL – Yes I had the same reactions from family when I started traveling (was gone for years and I want to be back out there soon)

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 6 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update Happy Easter WorldPedal and WorldPedallers. Tuesday morning I will be in the hospital for a week, wish me luck.. πŸ™‚ Unable to cycle even small distances atm, hopefully once all th […] View

    shoot toni i wish you the best in a speedy recovery. touring takes a heavy toll on the body, and i cant imagine being trapped in a body that wouldnt let me tour. there is much honour in connecting all of us through this site though, and i commend your efforts. I am 16 days into my tour so far, and have 850km under my belt. ive been thinking…[Read more]

    • the tonsil thing is already healed, just need to wait a few more month before they can work on the nose lol.. tomorrow another root channel treatment, man that stuff seriously hurts… good to hear you are already touring again, you can post your youtube videos here! πŸ™‚ – or better yet just put the videos on a blog here, I will design you a nice…[Read more]

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update @journeymanjoly Hey Brent – I see you logging in every other day πŸ™‚ – what#s up? Just checking in on the progress of the site? How is your book coming? Hope all is well with yo […] View

    LMAO those are some classic names bro
    i don’t want to give off the wrong impression, my audience is everyone, stoners and sobers alike. i want to bridge the gap between the two.
    btw im retiring my haro f4 bmx for the next tour, i have an orange trek 520 now. i like hempbike so far, just because of the simplicity. but its hard to speak it, with…[Read more]

    • hehe, I do something similar for a living – branding stuff in a way LOL

      hmmm in between names, not my speciality πŸ˜€

      I agree about the pb issue, looks bad and its hard to pronounce…

      I’ll try, how about: HempRaiser, SmokeySaddle oh and here is a pretty bad one Pedalfile πŸ˜€

      oh gosh I think I can’t come up with something semi serious right…[Read more]

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 9 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update @journeymanjoly Hey Brent – I see you logging in every other day πŸ™‚ – what#s up? Just checking in on the progress of the site? How is your book coming? Hope all is well with yo […] View

    hey man, ive been doing some thinking about the blog title, maybe hempbike.worldpedal.com, or hempcycle.worldpedal.com, i’m not sure yet. im wrapping my trek 520 with hemp twine. its making for a very natural look and is covering all the branding on the frame, ill let you know when ive decided, but a second opiniononthe name would be nice. ive…[Read more]

    • LOL, you’re probably the first cycle tourist in the world that uses a hemp wrapped bmx to travel πŸ˜€

      Good news on the journal and you are welcome!!

      I like hempcycle better…

      Here are some more ideas :D:

      Potpedal , WeedSpeed, SpliffRider, JointJoliCruiser

      I’ll let you know if I have more ideas, btw are you looking for a more serious name??…[Read more]

      • LMAO those are some classic names bro
        i don’t want to give off the wrong impression, my audience is everyone, stoners and sobers alike. i want to bridge the gap between the two.
        btw im retiring my haro f4 bmx for the next tour, i have an orange trek 520 now. i like hempbike so far, just because of the simplicity. but its hard to speak it, with…[Read more]

        • hehe, I do something similar for a living – branding stuff in a way LOL

          hmmm in between names, not my speciality πŸ˜€

          I agree about the pb issue, looks bad and its hard to pronounce…

          I’ll try, how about: HempRaiser, SmokeySaddle oh and here is a pretty bad one Pedalfile πŸ˜€

          oh gosh I think I can’t come up with something semi serious right…[Read more]

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update @journeymanjoly Hey Brent – I see you logging in every other day πŸ™‚ – what#s up? Just checking in on the progress of the site? How is your book coming? Hope all is well with yo […] View

    i’d feel much more important as one of the first pioneer blogists on worldpedal, than one of the 22 thousand users of crazyguyonabike. i would be honoured to journal through you fresh website and get things moving with the web’s most powerful tool: CONTENT! lol. already I am impressed by the layout and the features. im leaving sometime in april…[Read more]

    • Brent, thanks πŸ™‚ – looking forward for your powerful cycle touring content!

      If that is your final choice I will set up journeymanjoly.worldpedal.com for you when I got your confirmation…

      I hope as soon as I start “marketing” worldpedal we will have similar success in a few years (right now no-one really knows about this site – apart from…[Read more]

      • hey man, ive been doing some thinking about the blog title, maybe hempbike.worldpedal.com, or hempcycle.worldpedal.com, i’m not sure yet. im wrapping my trek 520 with hemp twine. its making for a very natural look and is covering all the branding on the frame, ill let you know when ive decided, but a second opiniononthe name would be nice. ive…[Read more]

        • LOL, you’re probably the first cycle tourist in the world that uses a hemp wrapped bmx to travel πŸ˜€

          Good news on the journal and you are welcome!!

          I like hempcycle better…

          Here are some more ideas :D:

          Potpedal , WeedSpeed, SpliffRider, JointJoliCruiser

          I’ll let you know if I have more ideas, btw are you looking for a more serious name??…[Read more]

          • LMAO those are some classic names bro
            i don’t want to give off the wrong impression, my audience is everyone, stoners and sobers alike. i want to bridge the gap between the two.
            btw im retiring my haro f4 bmx for the next tour, i have an orange trek 520 now. i like hempbike so far, just because of the simplicity. but its hard to speak it, with…[Read more]

            • hehe, I do something similar for a living – branding stuff in a way LOL

              hmmm in between names, not my speciality πŸ˜€

              I agree about the pb issue, looks bad and its hard to pronounce…

              I’ll try, how about: HempRaiser, SmokeySaddle oh and here is a pretty bad one Pedalfile πŸ˜€

              oh gosh I think I can’t come up with something semi serious right…[Read more]

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 10 months ago

    In reply to: Toni Hoffmann posted an update @journeymanjoly Hey Brent – I see you logging in every other day πŸ™‚ – what#s up? Just checking in on the progress of the site? How is your book coming? Hope all is well with yo […] View

    yeah just checking it out, im sure there are so many nuts and bolts to work out that noone sees, but know we have respect for the work they deserve.
    i just picked up a second job to save for my next tour, and its a good thing ive developed the discipline i need to finish writing the book. im already into Saskatchewan now, just two more provinces,…[Read more]

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ – The whole site is based on Wordpress Multisite and some premium Plug-ins that cost money (every month) but make my life a lot easier, also my hosting is probably not the best possible (currently on shared hosting) as this site grows I will probably have to opt for a dedicated server to keep things run smoothly (like $200 a month…[Read more]

      • i’d feel much more important as one of the first pioneer blogists on worldpedal, than one of the 22 thousand users of crazyguyonabike. i would be honoured to journal through you fresh website and get things moving with the web’s most powerful tool: CONTENT! lol. already I am impressed by the layout and the features. im leaving sometime in april…[Read more]

        • Brent, thanks πŸ™‚ – looking forward for your powerful cycle touring content!

          If that is your final choice I will set up journeymanjoly.worldpedal.com for you when I got your confirmation…

          I hope as soon as I start “marketing” worldpedal we will have similar success in a few years (right now no-one really knows about this site – apart from…[Read more]

          • hey man, ive been doing some thinking about the blog title, maybe hempbike.worldpedal.com, or hempcycle.worldpedal.com, i’m not sure yet. im wrapping my trek 520 with hemp twine. its making for a very natural look and is covering all the branding on the frame, ill let you know when ive decided, but a second opiniononthe name would be nice. ive…[Read more]

            • LOL, you’re probably the first cycle tourist in the world that uses a hemp wrapped bmx to travel πŸ˜€

              Good news on the journal and you are welcome!!

              I like hempcycle better…

              Here are some more ideas :D:

              Potpedal , WeedSpeed, SpliffRider, JointJoliCruiser

              I’ll let you know if I have more ideas, btw are you looking for a more serious name??…[Read more]

              • LMAO those are some classic names bro
                i don’t want to give off the wrong impression, my audience is everyone, stoners and sobers alike. i want to bridge the gap between the two.
                btw im retiring my haro f4 bmx for the next tour, i have an orange trek 520 now. i like hempbike so far, just because of the simplicity. but its hard to speak it, with…[Read more]

                • hehe, I do something similar for a living – branding stuff in a way LOL

                  hmmm in between names, not my speciality πŸ˜€

                  I agree about the pb issue, looks bad and its hard to pronounce…

                  I’ll try, how about: HempRaiser, SmokeySaddle oh and here is a pretty bad one Pedalfile πŸ˜€

                  oh gosh I think I can’t come up with something semi serious right…[Read more]

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: Brent Joly became a registered member View

    cool man, i feel that tourers are the warmest people on earth always willing to help eachother, and youre no exception
    this is yet another reason for me to get my ass in gear and finish typing it up, i’d say im a quarter done, it needs to be done by april or may when i leave so by then’s the goal, keep sendin me those good vibes man, peace

    • I feel the same thing πŸ™‚ – maybe 1 jerk out of 300 only in cycle touring LOL – great ratio if you compare this to real estate agents πŸ˜€

      Good Luck with the writing and if you have any ideas/issues/problems/questions with/for the worldpedal site let me know πŸ™‚

      Cheers!

  • Brent Joly posted a new activity comment 6 years, 11 months ago

    In reply to: Brent Joly became a registered member View

    hey toni thanks for the warm welcome,
    i refused to try other bikes while on the journey, because then i would have known what i was missing! there wasn’t much pain after i got started. i had a nice wide gel seat that i could sit upright on, but mostly stood up and pedaled most of the time.
    the way i justified it, i have half the size of wheels,…[Read more]

    • thanks for the kind words Brent, worldpedal might flow better and looks better compared to crazy guy but the content and value of information that crazy guy delivers will need quite some time to match πŸ™‚ – I am not trying to compete really, only want to co-exist and giving fellow cycle tourists a place to hang out after a hard day cycling LOL – I…[Read more]

      • cool man, i feel that tourers are the warmest people on earth always willing to help eachother, and youre no exception
        this is yet another reason for me to get my ass in gear and finish typing it up, i’d say im a quarter done, it needs to be done by april or may when i leave so by then’s the goal, keep sendin me those good vibes man, peace

        • I feel the same thing πŸ™‚ – maybe 1 jerk out of 300 only in cycle touring LOL – great ratio if you compare this to real estate agents πŸ˜€

          Good Luck with the writing and if you have any ideas/issues/problems/questions with/for the worldpedal site let me know πŸ™‚

          Cheers!

  • Brent Joly became a registered member 6 years, 11 months ago

    • Welcome to WorldPedal Brent!

      You found us before even launching – great job LOL…

      I checked out your bmx cycle touring blog and the slideshow but I think I gave up at picture 400 or so πŸ˜€

      doesn’t your neck and back ache after a long day on that small bike??

      BTW nice hat LOL

      Cheers
      Toni

      • hey toni thanks for the warm welcome,
        i refused to try other bikes while on the journey, because then i would have known what i was missing! there wasn’t much pain after i got started. i had a nice wide gel seat that i could sit upright on, but mostly stood up and pedaled most of the time.
        the way i justified it, i have half the size of wheels,…[Read more]

        • thanks for the kind words Brent, worldpedal might flow better and looks better compared to crazy guy but the content and value of information that crazy guy delivers will need quite some time to match πŸ™‚ – I am not trying to compete really, only want to co-exist and giving fellow cycle tourists a place to hang out after a hard day cycling LOL – I…[Read more]

          • cool man, i feel that tourers are the warmest people on earth always willing to help eachother, and youre no exception
            this is yet another reason for me to get my ass in gear and finish typing it up, i’d say im a quarter done, it needs to be done by april or may when i leave so by then’s the goal, keep sendin me those good vibes man, peace

            • I feel the same thing πŸ™‚ – maybe 1 jerk out of 300 only in cycle touring LOL – great ratio if you compare this to real estate agents πŸ˜€

              Good Luck with the writing and if you have any ideas/issues/problems/questions with/for the worldpedal site let me know πŸ™‚

              Cheers!