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The Resource A guide to falling down in public : finding balance on and off the bicycle, Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie

A guide to falling down in public : finding balance on and off the bicycle, Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie

Label
A guide to falling down in public : finding balance on and off the bicycle
Title
A guide to falling down in public
Title remainder
finding balance on and off the bicycle
Statement of responsibility
Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fifth book in the Metal Cowboy series of bicycle-touring tales hits the open road in high gear and never looks back. Whether he's outsprinting African elephants in Zimbabwe; reliving dangerous old cycling routes of his youth; debating the merits of living strong or living wrong or living without a rubber bracelet at all; riding up Mount Hood in a July snowstorm; savoring roadside treasures found along the way; extolling the wonder of boys on bikes; detailing a few skirmishes in the war between cars and bikes, debating the perils and delights of riding at night; and diagnosing whether the glorious addiction called cycling has taken over your life, he consistently rides down awful truths and celebrates beautiful wrecks--himself included. Joe Kurmaskie has mastered the painful art of falling down and the flat-out rush of getting back up again. This collection is a kaleidoscope of exuberant cycling adventure stories spanning four decades and thirty countries. It embraces the absurdity of living at any speed, the fragility in each of us the world over, and simple wonders waiting just up the road" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurmaskie, Joe
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1051.K87
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurmaskie, Joe
  • Kurmaskie, Joe
  • Cyclists
  • Journalists
  • Cyclists
  • Journalists
  • United States
Label
A guide to falling down in public : finding balance on and off the bicycle, Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A guide to falling down in public -- How to outsprint an elephant -- The summer I ruled the world -- Tour of the Gila -- Southern accents -- Marrying up -- Under the cap -- What would Jesus pedal? -- Return of the native -- Living wrong -- A shining moment on Mount Hood -- Field of frozen dreams -- American pickers -- Saving Christmas -- On when the saints... -- To your scattered bodies go -- The wonder of boys...on bikes -- Bikes, blueberries, blues skies...and death threats -- The stalker of Siesta Key -- BMW guy -- Bring on the night -- Farewell to a friend -- Despite all our (road) rage... -- The mother of all tailwinds -- Everything I really need to know I learned in a Brooks saddle -- Swimming in a toilet for $200, Alex! -- Signs that cycling has taken over your life (you say this as if it's a bad thing?) -- The morning commute -- The truth about tunnels and bridges -- The no-shoulder treatment -- Long division -- Before my S.U.B. became a status symbol -- My aim is true, and that hat is you -- The ravioli ride -- Along for the ride -- The beer in Bolzano -- Five-star bike touring -- Italian for Neanderthals -- Gift of the Tyrolean magi -- Surrender, surrender, but don't give yourself away -- Fed to the lions -- The bitter end
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781621240211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3042339
  • (OCoLC)920018994
  • (OCoLC)ocn920018994
  • 3018797
  • 3042339
Label
A guide to falling down in public : finding balance on and off the bicycle, Joe "Metal Cowboy" Kurmaskie
Publication
Copyright
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A guide to falling down in public -- How to outsprint an elephant -- The summer I ruled the world -- Tour of the Gila -- Southern accents -- Marrying up -- Under the cap -- What would Jesus pedal? -- Return of the native -- Living wrong -- A shining moment on Mount Hood -- Field of frozen dreams -- American pickers -- Saving Christmas -- On when the saints... -- To your scattered bodies go -- The wonder of boys...on bikes -- Bikes, blueberries, blues skies...and death threats -- The stalker of Siesta Key -- BMW guy -- Bring on the night -- Farewell to a friend -- Despite all our (road) rage... -- The mother of all tailwinds -- Everything I really need to know I learned in a Brooks saddle -- Swimming in a toilet for $200, Alex! -- Signs that cycling has taken over your life (you say this as if it's a bad thing?) -- The morning commute -- The truth about tunnels and bridges -- The no-shoulder treatment -- Long division -- Before my S.U.B. became a status symbol -- My aim is true, and that hat is you -- The ravioli ride -- Along for the ride -- The beer in Bolzano -- Five-star bike touring -- Italian for Neanderthals -- Gift of the Tyrolean magi -- Surrender, surrender, but don't give yourself away -- Fed to the lions -- The bitter end
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781621240211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3042339
  • (OCoLC)920018994
  • (OCoLC)ocn920018994
  • 3018797
  • 3042339

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