Calling all southern Californians! Or other people who live in warm places! The CSU Cycling Team needs your help.
We have done a 7-10 day camp in Tucson in January the last two years. This year we want to try somewhere new and I'm looking for suggestions and maybe even some tips towards very cheap/free housing.
I know there are quite a few on here from southern CA, so I'm hoping you guys can give me your thoughts. If you had to do a training camp in your area where would you do it?
An ideal situation would be:
- plenty of climbing. We're from Colorado, after all.
- easy access to good rides. As in, we would prefer not to be in the middle of LA.
- warm (duh)
and most important:
- cheap cheap cheap! We are all crazy poor college kids. Free host housing would be amazing, and we would love you forever and bring you gifts if you can provide it or provide a lead towards it. We will work for floor space in your basement! We will sleep in your shed and shower with your hose! Seriously, some of us can't even afford to stuff 8 people in a ghetto motel for 8-10 days.
We will have 6-10 people, probably all guys with a good mix of ability from a couple p/1/2 A's to 4/5 C's.
If you have any ideas for us, please let me know. If not, I will just watch this thread drop slowly down the page like the tears down my face. Arizona always provided us with some sort of accommodation, but I know CA can do better! Even if you have no interest in having 10 college kids in your basement, some recommendations of good rides/good areas would be much appreciated as well.