Never done Deal's Gap, but it's on our list. I think that's the first time I've seen a pic of the "Tree of Shame".
Mulholland Drive, Cali coast:
Rock Store on Mulholland. Nice place to view some pretty impressive machinery of all types coming and going over the course of a day. This feller shows up pretty frequently, usually riding something weird and cool. I think he was stealing my gal:
Indy Jones may ride a GS but he secretly suffers skinny tire insecurities. They were curious enough to hang out at our TW's until I showed up to explain them. Someone said "Dude, Harrison Ford is under your bike!" I said something like "Yeah, right", then finally walked over there after several other folks told me the same thing. In person Harrison Ford looks like a dude who happens to look a lot like Harrison Ford:
You're literally taking your life in your hands on a busy weekend at many of SoCal's more popular "motorcycle destinations" and nothing like the celebrity sitings of that particular day has happened before or since. But when we've been brave or bored enough to bother with them we've been lucky enough to have met some other folks including some of my old heroes like Dan Gurney out testing one of his "Gurney Gators" on Ortega, etc.