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late Spring training camp location-help(4 posts)

late Spring training camp location-helpdarscott
Dec 20, 2003 7:56 AM
A buddy and I are searching for a good location for an early Spring (i.e. late March) week long training camp. We're obviously looking for moderate daytime temps (at least 50-60 degrees), varied terrain with at leat a moderate choice of routes, low traffic. We'll probably have to motel it, hopefully a place with a kitchenette to limit meal expense. The Southwest seems the obvious choice, but would like any and all feedback on any past experiences or from those that live in moderate climate areas during late March. We'd like to be able to fly in at least to some proximity and we'll probably ship our bikes in ahead of time. Thank you to all who respond to this! Happy Holidays! Scott and Kevin
Albuquerque is a great choicespookyload
Dec 20, 2003 8:06 AM
You get some great rolling terrain, plus the option of one of the hardest 21 mile climbs in the southwest. High altitude training is an added bounus as well as some of the hottest mexican food in the country.
Albuquerque is a great choicetorquecal
Dec 20, 2003 6:07 PM
Good suggestion, I might also recommend just a tad further south - Alamogordo NM. Same kind of training options (Sacramento Mountain is slightly higher vertical climb than Sandia Peak - but 3 miles shorter).

Actually though - main reason to move a bit more south might be money. Seems a bit cheaper to live down here, 'though Albquerque has MANY MANY more dining and entertainment options.
yes, and 20 mph headwinds daily (nm)terry b
Dec 21, 2003 5:59 PM