The Famous Rock Store Run (Mulholland Highway) + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Start out at the famous Rock Store (Rock Store
30354 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills, CA 91301) and head west towards the ocean on Mulholland Highway.
The scenery on this ride is probably pretty nice if I ever had a chance to take it in. But, the road is so twisty that you really won't have much time to look around and enjoy the scenery. There are however a couple of nice areas to pull over and look at the scenery but its really more fun to watch the bikes snake through the turns some literally with pegs or knees dragging the pavement. The pieces of the scenery that I remember were nice though ... a couple sections are very shady sections of windy canyon road that hugs the rocky walls as the road snakes under the canopy of shade trees. There is also a couple of sections that open up to some panoramic view.
The road is not perfect but the road twisty and elevation quality is so damn good that I had to give this road a perfect 5 stars! The ride is a only short 3 miles but it is a sweet 3 miles. And, you can either turn around and it do it again (and again, and again) or you can continue down the road and find plenty of other nice (not as nice) twisty roads in the area (I like continuing on Mulholland Hwy (after it passes Kannan Road) or I like taking Encinall Canyon Road).
The only "roadside amenity" on this run is the Rock Store which is was an small town grocery-store/gas-station that has been turned into a throwback diner/hangout for bikers all around the area. Believe it or not but the building is made entirely out of volcanic rock - hence the name the rock store! On the weekends the bikes are all lined along the road and riders hangout telling stories and eating some decent diner/pub style food. Then groups head out, do the Mulholland Highway run and come back to tell more stories. Also celebrities stop by periodically and you can see their pictures all along the walls inside (Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc) It is a MUST DO if you live in the area and call yourself a motorcycle rider!!
Check out http://www.rock-store.com/gallery.htm for pictures.
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