Just got back from another nutty weekend bicycle adventure. Laura and I took the Metro to Hollywood/Highland. We then rode up a pretty steep road (Outpost Road) up to Mulholland. It gained about 600ft in a mile and some change.
Mulholland runs through the Santa Monica mountains. Our original plan was to take it all the way to Leo Carrillo, however it took us a lot longer than we thought. There was a fair amount of climbing and about 8 miles of "dirt Mulholland" to enjoy :)
Fortunately, we saw that there was a camping spot along Las Virgines (Malibu Creek State Park). The campground was full, but the rangers that were working saw that we were on bikes and let us pitch a tent at a secluded little spot.
I'll post more on Epicurean Cyclist (which has a new home at EpicureanCyclist.com) a little later.