I'll see you at your shop on the 10th
Wow I used to do the Malibu Canyons about 10-12 years ago. There were times where I would go by myself early in the mornings on the Westlake/Mulholland/Yerba Buena route and not see a single vehicle. Kinda sketchy sometimes as there were various places where sand would settle on the road and once I ran over a small boulder that was in the road around a blind turn.
I can only imagine that it's really crowded now and turns into more of a "cruise" than a spirited jaunt like the old days. I'd be interested in knowing. Regarless, I'd be up for meeting perhaps once to relive the old days.