In 2013, Phil started to incorporate altitude into his training, and fell in love with Big Bear. The charming mountain town is only two hours from Los Angeles, the perfect elevation for endurance adaptation (6800 feet) , but only a short drive to sea level, making it easy to “live high, train low.” Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend cycling getaway, or a two-week training camp to get some big miles in, think of the Wattage Cottage as a discount alternative to traditional cycling tours, equipped with routes, food recommendations, and everything you need for your bike, designed by Phil himself.
-2 bedrooms (1 queen bed, one bunk bed with a full and and a twin, one air mattress)
-Assorted training foods from Clif Bar
-Big (secure) shed for your gear
-Discount at Bear Valley Bike Shop
-Files or maps of Phil’s favorite training routes, including the best coffee and local restaurants.
-For any stay of 10 days or more (the recommended amount for adaptation), a training plan from Phil’s coach Frank Overton from FasCat coaching is included.