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Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: Finding accommodation
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2021, 10:05:22 am »
There is also a famous free church hostel right behind that hotel on a very sandy dirt lane.
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Offline PeteJack

Re: Finding accommodation
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2021, 12:47:20 pm »
JC sounds to have come a long way since 2009. ;D

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Finding accommodation
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2021, 09:29:36 pm »
Warm showers might be useful. It would not hurt to try it. What I heard is it is kind of a problem. I was a member for a while. Hey cyclist on the Atlantic coast route contacted me for a place to lay over a while. I was perfectly willing to let him stay here and rest. The problem was I was getting to takeoff on a tour of my own. I did not want to alter my schedule. I told him that. In the course of our correspondence he told me I was the only person from warm showers who had answered him when contacted. There is another psych a list on YouTube. That is The Bicycle Touring pro. He said March the same thing about warm showers. He said it took a lot of time to contact members. Some do not even respond. He said it was such a time-consuming thing that he just gave up with it.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Finding accommodation
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2021, 07:16:14 am »
Warm showers might be useful. It would not hurt to try it. What I heard is it is kind of a problem. I was a member for a while. Hey cyclist on the Atlantic coast route contacted me for a place to lay over a while. I was perfectly willing to let him stay here and rest. The problem was I was getting to takeoff on a tour of my own. I did not want to alter my schedule. I told him that. In the course of our correspondence he told me I was the only person from warm showers who had answered him when contacted. There is another psych a list on YouTube. That is The Bicycle Touring pro. He said March the same thing about warm showers. He said it took a lot of time to contact members. Some do not even respond. He said it was such a time-consuming thing that he just gave up with it.
When I tried it I contacted quite a few and some got back to me.  You have to expect that.  Some only have the account so they can use it to be guests.  Some may be away.  Some may not check their email.  Some may just ignore it unless they want to host.

The main reason I gave up on it was that setting plans and committing to them didn't fit my style and it was not fair to hosts to ask to stay and then not show up when they wanted notice so they could plan ahead.

Offline PeteJack

Re: Finding accommodation
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2021, 11:11:42 am »
Warm showers might be useful. It would not hurt to try it. What I heard is it is kind of a problem. I was a member for a while. Hey cyclist on the Atlantic coast route contacted me for a place to lay over a while. I was perfectly willing to let him stay here and rest. The problem was I was getting to takeoff on a tour of my own. I did not want to alter my schedule. I told him that. In the course of our correspondence he told me I was the only person from warm showers who had answered him when contacted. There is another psych a list on YouTube. That is The Bicycle Touring pro. He said March the same thing about warm showers. He said it took a lot of time to contact members. Some do not even respond. He said it was such a time-consuming thing that he just gave up with it.
When I tried it I contacted quite a few and some got back to me.  You have to expect that.  Some only have the account so they can use it to be guests.  Some may be away.  Some may not check their email.  Some may just ignore it unless they want to host.

The main reason I gave up on it was that setting plans and committing to them didn't fit my style and it was not fair to hosts to ask to stay and then not show up when they wanted notice so they could plan ahead.
I have to agree with all the above; it's a bit of a pain, like my old job in fact all this scheduling etc., having to meet people. I much prefer to take my chances with motels even though they might cost a few bucks more. Perhaps that's easy to say as I'm comfortably retired male.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Finding accommodation
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2021, 12:04:35 pm »
There seems to be a consensus that warm showers might be more trouble than it is worth. Then again, I just watched a bicycle tourist on YouTube. He praised warm showers.Not sure of the extent of his experiences by the time he said that.