I'm going to be visiting Santa Barbara (from Switzerland) for the month of April and was hoping to get some training in at that time. Does anyone have any suggestions for obtaining a decent road bike for that time? The only rental place I could find that had roadbikes (bikes-to-go) claims to be sold out, and the selection on craigs list (for something to try and sell again before I leave) also seems somewhat lacking. Any other places I should be looking at? I may just decide to bring my bike with me, but was hoping to avoid the hassle of taking it on the airlines.
While I'm at it, does anyone have suggestions for routes or groups to ride with? I know, google and strava should be my friends here, so please forgive me for being lazy and asking the forum instead! Thanks.