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Riding Outside the Lines: International Incidents and Other Misadventures with the Metal Cowboy

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    Great read

    An excellent book of short stories. Each story highlights the best of a trip somewhere in the world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    My favorite book of the last 10 years!

    I love a good character story and I love to travel. Joe Kurmanskie was interviewed on the radio once and I jotted down his name and the title of the book as I sat at a red light in traffic. Once I got my hands on the book I blazed through it and hungered for more. So very happy was I to discover that indeed there were other volumes! Yay! I have given this book as well as Metal Cowbow to many coworkers, relatives, friends, and travel enthusiasts as gifts. Some of the best stories are in here. Imagine the show "Cheers!" staged on a series of bike trips versus in a single pub in Boston. Oh if this could only get made into some great TV. The series would be hilarious in the right hands, with the right actors. Anything less than utter brilliance in execution would not do this work justice.
    Go buy this book. Actually, buy three and give the others away. You and your friends will be glad you did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    Twisted and timely on two wheels!

    The Metal Cowboy should have thought about stealing Lance Armstrong's title - 'It's Not About The Bike.' but he's too original for that. 'Riding Outside The Lines' is perfectly named for where it takes readers. But when it comes to this new collection another description that sums it up is 'It's More Than The Bike'. More twisted and sharp in its comedy than even his first book, it's a tribute to what the road can provide one's soul. It strikes me as what traveling on the fly, no agenda but to just keep it interesting does to a person's perspective. It seems to have twisted Kurmaskie's viewpoint in a way that makes me want to know where he will take us next. Ride on, Cowboy - we'll get on our metal steeds and follow or maybe follow from our armchair ponies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Poorly written

    It reads like a list. Anyone could have written it.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Pedal Junkie

    It was a great book lots of humor and entertaining. I love the subject of traveling the world on two wheels.

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    Posted November 29, 2008

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