Where is the best place in the world to train for speed in Jan-Feb?
Am thinking to spend 3 weeks in an environment with lots and lots of cyclists also working on speed and climbing skills. I've been to Mallorca in early Feb '99 (PBP year) and as the next PBP is in August next year i want to train myself to attain a higher speed again.
However, though I loved seeing pros train in Mallorca, I had no great benefits from staying there.. at 23 km/hr I was too slow for the fast roadies and covered a too long distance to go with the wive's twiddle group (same speed, but only 50 K) as I was covering the men's distances most of the time (100-150km most days).
I was thinking to go to California, but heard the weather can be quite rainy near SF (San Josť and Davis comes to my mind). Does it rain that much? OTOH, I'd rather have rain and pleasant stimulating /helpful cycling company who will help me improve cycling skills than good weather without company..
BTW, it snowed in the mountains of Mallorca when I was there last time