Best-selling author, award winning storyteller, motivational speaker, stand-up comedian, and America’s favourite ‘adventure dad’ Joe Kurmaskie (aka The Metal Cowboy<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “The Metal Cowboy” –>) heads out this summer from his home of Portland, Oregon, with family in tow, and treks across Canada on 16 feet of tandem bicycle, trail bike and trailer. He’s celebrating Ride The Lobster when he arrives in Nova Scotia.
He’s travelling by ferry, boat, train, foot, bike and plane and headed for a rollicking week of Nova Scotia appearances including King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal, 14th September, and The Lobster Galley Kitchen Party in St.Anns, near Baddeck, Nova Scotia, 15th September. He’s the featured performer, yet his idea of ‘coming in style’ is to experience the contours of the country at what he calls a “sane” pace, and to gather “facts” (Canadian and road kill tall tales along the way) to use in his performances, a cover story for Bicycling Magazine<!– wiki-renamed-hyperlink “Bicycling Magazine” –> and his next book, Mud Sweat and Gears: a Family Saga Across Canada On Five Wheels. The more adventures he has, the more “ammo” he has to entertain.
Image courtesy of Joe Kurmaskie: http://www.metalcowboy.com