My understanding has always been that this was a community for touring cyclists and hosts. (kinda says it in the name!) I could only find one post about this subject and I was dumbfounded as I read about people frequently getting requests from "avid cyclists" who are actually driving on a vacation and trying to be cheap. This is not in the spirit of this site and seems ridiculous to me. Almost every single request I receive is a touring cyclist on tour. Almost...
Months ago I was requested to host by someone arriving in town to vacation and enjoy a festival. Not on tour at all! I politely said I wouldn't be available while wondering if I should say something.
Well, the same person is making the request again. Not on tour, just in town for an event. And while he acknowledges my profile says I have deck space or a non AC'd room available, he says he is ALSO bringing his dog which will not fare well without AC. Wait. What? Seriously?
My question is do I report this? Leave feedback on his profile? Or is this actually accepted or common here? Am I in the minority here thinking this is absolutely inappropriate?
Here is a cut and paste, what do you think?
You might remember me from last December when I requested
a tent stay for the Bone Island Bare It All event. You were not available at
the time and I'm taking a long-shot request again this time. The Bone Island
event is occurring again in July and I am trying to coordinate that trip with
tenting my house for termites. That means I need to find a place for my dog
Loretta too and was hoping I might be able to bring her with me to Key West.
I'm currently searching for pet friendly hotels but thought I might ask you
if you may have accommodations for us. I would be eating all my meals
elsewhere and biking around town on my awesome new folding bike. Of course I
would also be taking Loretta out and about too. Please let me know if you may
have any room for us. Your profile states non-AC porch - which would be fine
for me but Loretta doesn't do well in heat. Thanks in advance for your