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Momentum Is Your Friend: The Metal Cowboy and His Pint-Sized Posse Take on America
     

Momentum Is Your Friend: The Metal Cowboy and His Pint-Sized Posse Take on America

by Joe Kurmaskie
 

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Most people bring their inner child on an epic adventure. Joe �Metal Cowboy� Kurmaskie actually took his two kids along. For a 4,000-mile bicycle ride across America, Joe�s seven-year-old son, Quinn, rides a tagalong bike attached to his dad�s; and behind that is five-year-old Enzo in a bike trailer.

Our hero the Metal Cowboy answers the question �What are

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Most people bring their inner child on an epic adventure. Joe �Metal Cowboy� Kurmaskie actually took his two kids along. For a 4,000-mile bicycle ride across America, Joe�s seven-year-old son, Quinn, rides a tagalong bike attached to his dad�s; and behind that is five-year-old Enzo in a bike trailer.

Our hero the Metal Cowboy answers the question �What are you, crazy?� with a resounding and cheerful �Yes.� Unassisted�with no support crew except his boys� comic relief and the periodic kindness of strangers�he pedals hundreds of pounds of gear and offspring over mountain passes, across the wide plains, through thunderstorms, and into the heart of what it means to be a dad.

Along the way they encounter everything that makes up America�small-town kindness and inner-city heart, wild horses and highway roadkill, a?bitter Vietnam vet and a hopeful young inventor, grizzly bears and bison roaming free, cyclists and monstrous RVs, a very peppy cheerleader and a visitation from the ghost of the author�s father, horrible traffic and serene dirt roads, a monastery and a distillery, baseball, and yes, lots of pie.

By the time they reach Washington, DC, two months after leaving Portland, Oregon, they�ve bonded in a rare way. Kurmaskie writes, �We share a secret, the three of us; one permanent summer in our hearts now, where we�re never apart.�

Editorial Reviews

Back Cover - Bart King
�With his two sons in tow providing moral support (and comic relief), Joe Kurmaskie treats us to a reader�s trifecta: a humorous travelogue, a stirring adventure tale, and a touching family story.�
Back Cover - Tom Lang
�Give Huck Finn a bicycle, give Lance Armstrong a sense of humor, and give Jack Kerouac a good editor and you have Joe Kurmaskie�s latest road trip. Hilarious. A one-of-a-kind voice in the travel world.�

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013439122
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
447,706
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Kurmaskie lives in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of "Metal Cowboy" and "Mud, Sweat, and Gears."

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