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Overview

  • 2 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • General Coordinator at UWSA Bike Lab
  • BA Social Sciences
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm involved with a number of community bike shops and have played a number of different roles through out my time at them. I love the opportunities that working at these shop offers from meeting all sorts of awesome people to getting to help teach someone how to fix their bike and watch them walk out having learned something new.

Outside of the community bike shop world I'm a pretty avid climber and fill much of my free time with trips to the gym or to Kenora which offers the closest outdoor climbing.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I believe that couch surfing offers an awesome chance to meet people that I can learn from and who can hopefully learn from me. I think that it offers such an awesome and unique way of traveling by getting to see and experience places the way that locals do.

Interests

Hiking, climbing, baseball, soccer, cycling, music, board games, traveling, snowboarding, reading

  • board games
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • baseball
  • rock climbing
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Led Zeppelin, Electric Light Orchestra, Sturgill Simpson, Townes Van Zandt, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, Grouper, Orville Peck, Daniel Romano, Attack in Black, Dope Lemon, Frightened Rabbit, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Polica, Sigur Ros, The xx, Youth Lagoon, Ben Howard, Jon Hopkins, La Dispute, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder

Books: The Road, The Divine Comedy, The Dharma Bums, Into the Wild, Watership Down, A Man Without a Country, On the Road, The Catcher in the Rye, Stardust, Narcissus and Goldmund, Steppenwolf

Movies: Into the Wild, V for Vendetta, Pirate Radio

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiking from Northern BC to Saskatchewan was a pretty incredible experience that really opened me up to the awesomeness and generosity of people! I was amazed by all the friendly people that weren't obligated to pick up a total stranger but did it anyways!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Swaziland, United States, Wales

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