Everyone can make a warmshowers or airbnb account, I don't see how that is excluding anyone?
During the TCR, in Montenegro, I stopped at a house that rented a room. I decided not to sleep there because they only accepted cash. So if I did sleep there I was breaking the rules because it was a private residence?
Just to be clear, I'm not trying to bend the rules, I just want to make sure I'm not making any mistakes to the spirit of ultraracing. And if airbnb/warmshowers/private residence with rooms is not within the rules I won't use them in the future. :)
"All members agree to host others either now or in the future, but for some members hosting may be in years or even decades in their future."
Some of us can't host guests, therefore it's not available to everyone.
Hotels doesn't require some kind of account, membership or other form of pre-authorisation.
Private homes that do ad hoc 'rental' are iffy simply because you might be attracting the attention of the dot watchers / penalty enforcers who will want to know why you've stopped at a place that's not a hotel. In practice I doubt most races would pull you up on it but there's always a level of interpretation to the rules.
If people start staying in private homes, then what's stopping them staying with a mate and then claiming it was on airbnb or for rent with cash or whatever, if they get busted? Other than their honour, of course, but then that's already seen to be lacking in some racers over the few years this malarkey has been going on.
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