Well, it is approaching that time again, folks. We are nearing our annual CPW Spring Fling show at Woodley Park in Van Nuys,Ca. As typical, we are looking to set up a small 60 mile cruise on Friday April 13th, 2018.
The one difference from previous years is that I might not be able to personally attend all or part of the cruise, due to a previous work related obligation. I am working to avoid this, but if not, I will have helpers present familiar with the route that can take the part of leading at least part of the cruise for me, if need be.
The route will generally be the same as previous years. This is in general what is in store:
*Meet at Woodley Park in Van Nuys at 930 AM. We will leave by 10:15am.
*Proceed to 405 South Freeway, by making a left onto Woodley Ave. Continue down to Burbank Blvd, making a left at the light. Next up will be a right turn onto the 405 S. We will only be on the 405 for a short time, so keep far right. We will then transition onto the northbound 101 (towards Ventura), which is a veer to the right.
*Proceed est 10 miles on 101 N. We will keep the speeds between 55-60 in order for everyone to catch back up. We will exit at Lost Hills Rd.
*Make a left and proceed over bridge. Continue through the light and proceed down Lost Hills. Pass through the stop sign (after stopping of course lol) then watch for me to stop the cars just momentarily to let any stragglers catch up.
*At Las Virgenes, make a right. We will continue down Las Virgenes for about 1 mile to Muholland Hwy. Make a right at the light.
*Continue down Muholland HWY for a brief time, about 3-4 miles, to our first destination, which is the historic Rock Store. We will stop here for 20-30 minutes tops to re-gather, use the restroom, take pictures, ect. Again, this will be our first official stop.
*Next we will continue up Muholland HWY to a vista spot at the top of the hill for excellent photo opportunity, if the area is open for parking . It has been rumored that parking along side of the road will be closed off. If we are unable to park there, we will either continue on the route noted below to our beach location stop, or find another stopping spot along the way.
*From the vista point we will continue up Muholland HWY to Kanan-Dume Rd. We will cross the highway, re-gather, and continue down Muholland towards Encinal Canyon Rd. When we reach the intersection of Encinal Canyon and Muholland, there will be no stop sign or signal. Encinal Canyon will veer left, so please stay left onto Encinal Canyon Rd.
*Continue down Encinal Canyon Rd to Pacific Coast Highway 1. We will carefully make a left onto PCH and I will do my best to re-gather all of the cars back up before proceeding south on PCH. We will be stopping at one of two beachside stops along PCH to cool off, conversate, take pcitures, ect. This will likely be a 20 minute stop.
*Our beach stop will be our last stop of the cruise. From there, we will continue south on PCH through Malibu to our lunch destination, the Reel Inn. From this point, if you plan to join for lunch, I would prefer that we all try to stick together as a group, as a few participants were left behind last cruise en route to the restaurant. We should be arriving by 1-1:15pm. Parking in the lot adjacent to the restaurant is owned by the state parks service, so they kindly charge an $8 fee for parking, although there is usually ample parking along PCH. A link to the restaurant website is shown below:http://www.reelinnmalibu.com/
As a side topic, after lunch, the easiest route back to the San Fernando Valley/Woodley Park area will be via Topanga Canyon Bl., which is just a few hundred yards south of the Reel Inn. There are several cruise nights on Friday evenings, including Bob's Big Boy in Northridge as well as Burbank.
As usual, please post interest in the cruise, if interested, so I can get a rough idea on the number of people for lunch and for a number of maps to prepare. The restaurant will be taking orders individually at a window, rather than as the entire group.). I understand many of you may not post on this thread, and may just show up, which is perfectly fine if so. Please spread the word! If there are any questions, feel free to post, or PM me as well.
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