» The place’s Your Cafe?


We completed up our latest West Coast journey with visits to a pair of So Cal’s brightest bike assembly locations, particularly, The Rock Retailer nestled within the canyons about 40 miles east of Loas Angeles and Neptune’s Web, the ethereal, well-visited seafood restaurant on the Pacific Coast Freeway in Malibu. On weekends, each eateries are stuffed to capability with bikes, a convention courting again a few years. The Rock Retailer began off an precise stagecoach cease within the late 1800s earlier than Ed and Vern Savko, a pair from the place else however our hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. took over the place within the early Sixties. Over time it’s stone-carved partitions have seen a few of all the things LA has to supply from film stars {and professional} racers to numerous riders in search of camaraderie and a chilly drink or two.

The ‘Web, as locals name it, is a more moderen addition to the native driving scene, although it’s open most weekdays (in contrast to the weekends-only Rock Retailer) and attracts in all the things from long-distance touring bikes, native off-road fans, sportbikes and Harleys by the hundreds. It’s a full of life, pleasant place to go to for vacationers and bikers alike and on the sunny Sunday we visited, an impromptu stunt driving exhibition was roaring by on the PCH out entrance, with youthful Hog riders exhibiting off their wheelie abilities to the applause of the gang. At one level, as I used to be headed again to our digs in Agoura Hills, a pack of 200-to-300 sportbike riders buzzed by on their option to the ‘Web, their jackets bearing patches from all through the Golden State. It was fairly a sight to soak up and felt reassuring that motorcycling continues to be thriving right here in So Cal.

And whereas visiting locations like these is at all times a blast, it amazes and disappoints me that my hometown doesn’t have a motorcycle assembly place of its personal, which is sort of a disgrace. It’s important for motorcyclists to satisfy and community with fellow riders, because it helps create a way of neighborhood that’s important to the game. Positive, there are numerous methods to maintain involved over the net, however one way or the other, opining on a mesaage board or internet discussion board isn’t fairly the identical as sharing house and reveling within the joys of driving with like-minded people. I overheard riders exchanging important data on what roads have been closed on account of latest rainstorms, the place pace traps could possibly be prevented and mechanical data that was satisfying to listen to. We’ve by no means had a everlasting location in Pittsburgh the place riders of all stripes may congregate, and the conclusion made me surprise what issues are like for riders in your specific hometown. If there’s bike assembly spot in your neck of the woods, please make sure you share it with us through rockersrule@caferacermag.com. We’d love  to listen to about it and share the phrase.