We've been doing a heap of driving and at Yum Cha we worked out we were averaging a minimum of 100km a day (62miles) travelling to a from our activities, not including travelling for food. Majority being on the motorways stuck in traffic, so when Justin from Rotary Power sent us a text asking if we wanted to go on a canyon run, our reply back was : where and when.
We met up at a Petrol (gas) station on the Pacific Coast Hwy (PCH), Pacific Palisade, the next suburb over to Santa Monica and spent the afternoon exploring the canyon roads of Malibu Creek State park and Santa Monica mountains.
When you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Who would have thought epic twisties and scenery like this were hiding on the other side of the mountains. We stopped at a lookout and were greeted with a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountain range, valleys with mansions scattered all around.
Our next stop was the Rock Store, a super famous hangout place for the bikers, Jay Leno apparently hangs out here on the weekend too!
Then it was off to a section of road dubbed "the snake" apparently bike riders love this piece road, it's tight, with lots of switchbacks, hairpins, and no guard rails, make a mistake and you're off the cliff.
We got back on the PCH and things looked familiar, like as if we had seen it all before. Clue: "What's the retail on one of those?" "More than you can afford pal!"
Yep! We were sitting and eating in the same place Dom and Brain from the Fast and Furious sat before going to race wars!
So, what's wrong, Brian?
Nothing, man, I'm fine.
Come on. Obviously something's off.
Look, I have my good days and bad days just like anybody else.
Brian, don't lose that cool of yours. That's your meal ticket.
My meal ticket? I can't pay for my own shrimp?
I got the shrimp.
No, that's one thing about me you don't understand. I don't take handouts. I earn my way, every step. I need something extra on the side, like you.
What do you mean, like me? What's that supposed to mean?
That's what I mean.
What does that mean, like me?
Don't try- I'm not stupid, all right? I know that there's no way you paid for all that shit you got under the hood- There's no way you paid for what's under the hood of those cars by doing tune-ups and selling groceries. Whatever it is you're in on, I want in on it, too.
Well, what is this?
What is this for?
It's directions. To Race Wars.
We'll see how you go.
Then we'll talk.
(side note, Race wars is on Thursday, more later)
Find us at Neptune's Net, 42505 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Heavy fog completely engulfed the beach and base of the mountain but made for an amazing picture. Man, how does one become friends with this person?
California pink sunset
Handsdown our LA highlight! Nothing beats spending the day driving through twisties with mates, I don't care where you are in the world.
Big thank you to Justin @ Rotary Power for taking us out and away from LA traffic!