Advice for training in AZ
Figured I need some feedback on this before I book anything. I am planning to spend 6 weeks starting early february in Arizona for training and need some advice on where I should be.
I am between the obvious Tucson and Phoenix, and leaning towards Pheonix as there are more apartment options, I plan to do the VOS stage race there in Feb, plus would like to day trip to the canyon, maybe vegas. I've never been to that part of the country so would like to do a bit of tourist nonsense.
Although I would love be somewhere I can climb every day, I don't NEED 6000 feet a day. Im ok being somewhere flat and driving a bit to get my climbs in. Really just need smooth roads and sunshine.
Where in phoenix would you recommend? I probably want to avoid in the middle of the city. North Scottsdale ideal? Would something like Queen valley be too far out? Are there many roads through the mountains other than the main highway?
Or is Tucson much better? I see that is where most training camps go.
Any input appreciated!