I have ridden up to the observatory on a motorcycle many times. glad you have a dual variated bike, nothing else would make it.
I always wanted to do a hill climb run with a few like minded variated afficianados.
JBOT and I were chatting about that last year, it would be a tough run, massive temp changes between the mountains and the valleys, really steep, really curvy.
I can get a chase truck if anyone wants to blow up their kits trying to make it with me.
Also wanted to do a flat lander around all the express ways... The South Bay 60.