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To ride my bicycle around the world
To share and learn philosophies and ideas on life and travel. Intellectual conversation is key to advancement of human kind.
My name is Quentin, I have spent the last 10 years in Big Easy, trying to live from pay check to pay check, in order to have a "normal life" (or as close as you can to that in Nola terms) with a house and stuff... well, that hasn't worked out for me.
I have finally decided to stop medicating this disease they call wanderlust and just let it take me (Don't worry, its genetic).
I have sold or given away almost everything I own, applied for temp jobs across the country and am squirreling away bike parts and camping gear for the indeterminate future.
I'm looking for new friends everywhere across my new home, The Road. I would love to get your stories and make good memories with you, so lets get together and have a time. (and wile Im there, can I use your shower?)
You know of some work I can do to get me a bit farther down the line? I'm totally in, to work the only way I know how... hard.
I'm a Humanist that has experienced the worst things humanity is capable of, yet some how, I can still see the good in the world. To live in a world with out diversity, is like an existence devoid of art. (earth without art is just eh.) I need to get back to seeing the beauty of this world and its people, instead of drowning in the dark upon this shelf.
“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
― Ralph Ellison
My house (when I have one) is lgbt friendly, always!
I am or have been involved in multiple advocacy groups including, but not limited to; bike easy, stolen bikes Nola, the League of American Bicyclists (to which I have my LCI) ADIS outreach, Americorps, Utah Conservation Corps, Critical Mass, and a bunch of shit I'm not recalling the names for.
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
First off, i love my city! and I want others to see what I see and love it as well. so I help by showing folks how great and beautiful my city is. also I share story's of travels and help folks out with other spots to stay. I have a lot of contacts in other states
good hosting experiences from this site. I've been couch surfing for longer than this site has been around. so some good and some bad
bikes, art, travel, music (all kinds), food (also all kinds), photography, philosophy, politics, poetry (that's a lot of P's) bike touring and history
Music, Movies, and Books
there is a lot to put here...
movies; hot fuzz, zombie land, harry potter, what dreams may come, dodge ball, goonies, Indiana Jones, cry baby, loose change, (I'm a huge documentary fan and I watch just about anything)
books; mumia abu jamal- death blossoms
Noam chomsky - hegemony or survival
howard zinn- the peoples history of the USA
Steve Darnall- Uncle Sam
Warren Ellis- Transmetropolitan
music; well I enjoy a very eclectic music taste. I listen to everything from Beethoven to bluegrass, punk, rock n roll, hip hop, metal ect ect ect...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I once saw a man eat his own head
Teach, Learn, Share
if you have a bike I can show you how to fix anything on it. I'm a man who has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and am more than happy to share what i know and learn whats in your brain.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can offer all my home and knowledge to those that seek it. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about culture and food, so if you can cook, awesome, if not, I totally can.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Ireland, United States