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  • Fluent in English
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2006
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  • BA, Anthropology
  • From Sacramento, CA, USA
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About Me


Traveling the USA singing karaoke in all of the Lower 48 States.


I'm a middle aged punk rocker who wants to try most everything. I do a lot of things just to make me laugh at myself.

I'm Dave_Smith at Horizons Unlimited and gornzilla at ADV Rider.

On BeWelcome (reminds me of the CS early days before it went downhill), I'm:


Probably best said by Hemingway in "The Sun Also Rises" when he wrote, "The road to hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs".

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted a lot of people, but I haven't stayed anywhere yet.


I've crossed the US a dozen times often with punk rock bands, so I've slept on plenty of floors. And musicians and writers have slept on my floor plenty of times. When I lived in California, I let almost anyone stay at my place, sometimes feed and beer them, and let a few use my truck for trips to San Francisco and Yosemite. I've had a couple CSers who stayed for almost a month while job searching.


Old cars & motorcycles (especially NSUs, Velocettes, old Dodges and Nortons). Live music (especially punk rock), banjos, sci-fi. I ran a couple of art house movie theatres, and used to be a computer programmer. I teach English overseas.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • beer
  • motorcycles
  • cars
  • music
  • live music
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

John Steinbeck, and movies by Japanese director Miike Takashi are two of my favorites.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Riding a motorcycle through the Himalayas.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, England, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, United States

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