I live on the southern tier and am the only host in my area. In January I started getting 4 or 5 request per week. I prefer to host about once per week so I thought it over and changed my profile at the end of January and haven't had a request since . I think one who has hosted might appreciate my words but others might feel it as competition which is probably a turn off to many cyclists.
I'm looking for some opinions of my new profile .
"In 1998 my wife and I and four sons (ages 11-17) rode from Arizona to Canada. Since then I have done several 1 to 3 week tours. I hope someday to tour for several months.
I have hosted nearly a hundred cyclists at my home in Globe and I have been a Warm Showers guests a dozen or so times. I have had great experiences on the giving and receiving ends of hosting and host because I enjoy the company of touring cyclists and like the opportunity to pay-back and pay-forward for the help I receive on my adventures.
I expect our guests to keep us informed of their arrival time as best they can. Plan on having dinner and breakfast with us unless you tell me otherwise. We got tired of washing sheets for cyclists so plan on using your sleeping bag on top of the bed cover. We're out of town a lot so not always available to host.
When contacting me, briefly tell about yourself and your tour, and make sure your W.S. profile is updated and provides information about yourself.
When we joined Warm Showers there were 1,000 members world wide. Now there are nearly 60,000 and we get as many as 5 requests per week. So if you have read this far let me know you have read my profile and you'll make me more comfortable about hosting you."