Rock Store Mulholland cruise
12/10/06 - Well, it's now officially winter and it's getting DARN
COLD. I have
decided to rough it up this first year and
to not add a top to my roadster. My new motto (to give me courage LOL)
is: "Tops are for Sissies!" :). So far it is working. I figured that
if I can survive the winter without a top then I am a worthy roadster
pilot. I already survived the extreme heat August through October here
in our beautiful SIZZLING HOT San Fernando Valley... So what's a
little frost bite? Bring it on! I can handle it (I hope?) LOL.
And besides what's the
point of having an old fashion automobile if you can't fully enjoy all
the awkwardness of it. The lack of choke when you try to start it in
the morning... The lack of windshield wipers when dew is covering your
windshield in the evening... The lack of glove box when all your nick
nacks are flying around with each curve you take... The lack of
windows when a diesel truck is idling right next to you... The lack of
heater when it is 30F and of course the lack of top. If it was easy,
every girl would do it hehe...
Anywhooo as I said
it is now winter, but here in California it still feels like FALL.
Today I found a golden dead leave on Hiboy's nose :). And him and
I celebrate yet another season of LOVE... It's a beautiful Sunday
so we decide to stroll up Mulholland and take in the views...
Destination unknown but now that I think about it, the ROCK STORE
sounds as good as any :). So off we go.
It is a delightful
cruise winding through canyons and mountains... Hiboy's 350 is
purring nicely as we drive up the last climb... Around the corner
is a famous cafe called THE ROCK STORE. This has been the hangout
of choice of many a motorcycle riders and your occasional
hotrodder too. Jay Leno oftentimes will grace the place with his
presence and fine cars. But today it's my turn. The place is
hopping and I am lucky to find a little parking spot amidst all
those Harleys. Riders immediately flock to check out the new boy
of the block and it's female driver. After miscellaneous
chit-chat, I decide is time to eat so I try one of their big,
messy burgers. A bit pricey but what the heck! Starvers can't be
choosers LOL... I also check out the store and the many
autographed photos of celebrities that stopped by along the
years... Cool... This is a really nice cruise spot so Hiboy and I
will be sure to come back visit often (and you should check it out
it is fall, a great season to FALL in love (pun well intended) all over again...