Back to Hollywood for Poutine

Last Saturday I found myself itching for some more climbing. I loaded the Cervelo up and headed to Beachwood Drive in North Hollywood. Stupid me, and yes again I simply started the climb without a warm-up or base miles. The climb from the last house, to the sign isn't that bad. It's the 12-18% climb up through the historical and modern houses that are situated on the daunting hill leading up to the old Mulholland Drive.
Alright, here we go. 3 miles, and over 1000 feet in elevation gained. The walkers, joggers, and odd cyclist you meet along the way are well, eclectic. I was really hoping for some more sunset photos of Santa Monica with the new ride, but some Hollywood Hill sign pics would suffice for this trip.
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You might be asking yourself, why would I drive to Hollywood to do such a crazy thing. Well, it's no secret that I'm a proud Canadian living in California. About a year ago, I stumbled upon the greatest thing that has ever been built in Merica'. A poutine store that rivals any fast food or fancy sit down restaurant for miles!. I stumbled upon Smoke's Poutinerie located at 1552 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.If you've never had a Poutine, or think that it sounds dirty, well, you guessed right. Smoke's takes a unique spin on a traditional poutine which is simply fries, cheese curds and gravy and blows apart your tatsebuds with everything from chili to kimchi. If you ever get a chance to make a pitstop, tell them Shane, the guy who always shows up in cycling spandex sent you.