I'm an avid recreational/commuting cyclist. Until October 2011, I had not done anything more than a 3 day "tour." My normal commute is 13 miles one way all on rural highways. I have to say, though, that 30 degrees is about my low limit....wimp!
I'm a jeweler doing repairs and some design work with my own little shop that I share with my daughter. For years I've been the only one in the family to really ride. My wife has just started and is doing fairly well.
We've been warmshowers hosts for several years and LOVE the stories and people we've met.