"All-road" cyclist here. In that middle ground between road cycling and mtb, also known as gravel cycling or gravel grinding. I ride mostly road bikes built for wide tires (650B/42mm). Also did some randonneuring, which is long-distance cycling through day and night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randonneuring
I'm something of a "retro-grouch" and like steel frame bikes with a classic French aesthetic, but built with modern high-strength, ultra-thin-walled tubing... essentially as light as carbon fiber bikes. Most of my bikes are customs, built by independent builders here in the US. And most are loaded with generator-driven lighting, full-coverage fenders and mudflaps (essential for randonneuring). Most of the bikes have gearing that goes sub-1:1 for climbing 20% grades.
Here are some of my gravel/randonneuring bikes:
I'm also a daily commuter, year-round. I ride my cargo bike to work through all seasons. It's a Bike Friday with 20" wheels, hand-made in Oregon. Here it is in trailer mode. I've hauled over 200 lb of concrete mortar on this thing.
And here's an old 1980's Japanese touring rig I modified for wide 650B wheels and turned into a townie with front rack, which is uber-comfy for riding around the city:
I also have a collection of "garage queen" bikes, mostly hand-built British bikes from the 1970s-1980s. My crown jewel is this 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain: