Famed Metal Cowboy Learned His Long-Distance Biking Ways In Tampa
Today's pic of the day at Interbike is author/long-distance bicyclist Joe Kurmaskie, who grew up in South Tampa, attended Plant High School and USF and went on to bike around the world and write bicycle travel adventure books under the Metal Cowboy moniker. Now a resident of Portland, Joe said growing up in Tampa and bicycling in the city prepared him to bike anywhere in the world, which offers insight to the state of Tampa's dismal bicycling conditions back in the day when Joe was growing up. Joe is now a partner in the Arkel bicycle bag company and recently visited Tampa. I hope Joe can return for the Bicycle Bash on NOV 4 in downtown Tampa to share his Metal Cowboy adventure stories.