Yesterday, our group of bikes set out to ride Mulholland Drive as far as we could go. Then slab it to the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas for lunch before setting off to ride Mulholland Highway all the way to to its terminus at Pacific Coast Highway. But due to the recent "rainmageddon" in southern California, parts of Mulholland Highway were strewn with rocks and dirt - making it too dangerous in the lower sections of the road. So right after surviving The Snake, we made a left on to Kanan Dune and then took Latigo Canyon down to PCH. Latigo is always a fun roller-coaster ride.
I had driven Mulholland Drive in a car a few times, but never ridden it on a bike. It's a very fun road, although a little chewed up in spots and crowded with cars at the Runyon Canyon trail head. But it has some nice turns and spectacular views. Here is a lookout point we stopped at early on in the ride. This view is looking northeast towards Universal City (yes, that's the new Harry Potter castle in the middle-right of the picture) with beautiful downtown Burbank in the distance.
If these two roads were movie stars, Mulholland Drive might be Bette Davis - intense, excessive, camp even, could easily turn into a nightmare. Mulholland Highway might be Sandra Bullock - understated sexy, record-high likability, was married to a guy named Jesse James. Enough said. Hollywood - "what's your dream?"
No biker deserves to be bored . . .