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Momentum Is Your Friend: The Metal Cowboy and His Pint-Sized Posse Take on America Hardcover – September 1, 2006
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"Give Huck Finn a bicycle, give Lance a sense of humor, give Kerouac a good editor and you have Joe_Kurmaskie." -- Tom Lang, author of Coffee, Cat, and Mrs. Claus
"Intimate, ironic, worldly, wise, and most of all, fun. It reads like a wild, downhill ride with lots of switchbacks." -- Robert Ferrigno, author of Prayers for the Assassin and Horse Latitude
"Joe Kurmaskie rolls with a keen sense of comedy and a big heart." -- Christopher Moore, author of Lamb, Fluke and A Dirty Job
"Kurmaskie treats us to a readers trifecta: a humorous travelogue, a stirring adventure tale, and a touching family story." -- Bart King, author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff
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Thanks, Joe, (and Posse) for helping inspire Evan, and me, to take the next step and extend our range. I hope others read it, enjoy it , and benefit as much as we have.
But of all the real people in this book, the one we get to know the best is the one telling us this story. This is not a mid-life crisis book but it is a good story, well told, by a man in the midst of his life. With his kids in tow, his wife in grad school and the ashes of his father in a Tupperware bowl tucked somewhere in a pannier, Joe wonders about the things we all wonder about. Am I being a good dad? A good husband? A good son? And can I make it up this hill with this 250 pound contraption? OK, maybe not everyone wonders about that last one.
B. and Roy, a kind-hearted couple in a huge RV voice the concerns of many about Joe and his cute kids, "you wouldn't want anything to happen to them." But Joe explains that this isn't categorically true.
"I want all sorts of things to happen to my children.Read more ›
The Metal Cowboy's story has kept me sane through a deployment in Kuwait and inspired me to make my own trans-american journey. I can only hope my trip will be as forfilling as his.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
His best read yet. Encouraging for those thinking of a cross country ride. His boys are a lucky bunch. Recommended.Published 2 months ago by Timothy J. Dale
This is my first read of author Joe Kurmaskie. I am looking forward to reading more adventures of The Metal Cowboy. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeffrey Fritts
This was my second Metal Cowboy book. Joe has such a way with words and this was a great example. An entertaining travelogue interspersed with amusing insights into the people and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by William Christy
Amazing and insane, are both my first reactions to this book. The book is about a cyclist who takes his seven and five year old sons on a coast to coast journey. Read morePublished on May 10, 2014 by Ron Ward - GCNC
"Momentum is Your Friend" is a fun, witty, and sometimes touching read that has me feeling inspired to get my own kids out on a bike tour. Read morePublished on August 3, 2013 by JAH
A fun story that makes you think differently about how you raise your kids. I look forward to reading "Mud, sweat and Gears"Published on May 10, 2013 by Chris
This book was a great book to read, had some very amusing parts. It is a great modern day adventure story about a father and his children as they ride across the country.Published on April 12, 2012 by C. Lyles
As a fairly newly minted father, and someone who has recently returned to cycling, I found this book very enjoyable. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by Patrick Gray