From the Back Cover
--Cheryl Strayed, author of Torch and Wild
"Nobody roams--or writes--with more manic energy or enthusiasm for `the hard life' than Joe Kurmaskie. Topping that enviable accomplishment, Mud, Sweat, and Gears establishes the Kurmaskie clan as the first family of American adventure."
--Jay Atkinson, author of Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America and City in Amber
"Joe Kurmaskie rolls with a keen sense of comedy and a big heart." --Christopher Moore, author of Lamb and A Dirty Job
"A rollicking tale that adds credence to the credo, `The family that pedals together, stays together.' (Having the kids on a combination tandem/trail-a-bike/trailer helps) The momentum of this wonderful family epic will launch you from page one into Canada's hinterlands. (From there, cheap flights home are available.)
--Bart King, author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff