I did my time as a tourist and rode through some of the landmarks of LA including the Hollywood hills, Venice & Santa Monica beach, Beverly Hills, Compton. However, I really enjoyed the chance meeting with Michael Madsen, AKA Mr Blonde from Reservoir Dogs, as well as a host of films over the past 20 years. More importantly he is a biker and seemed genuinely interested in my trip. Hang on - unless he was acting when we spoke...Nah, he's not that good an actor! As they say in these parts he is a "very cool dude".
Also bumped into another biker and car driver who is planning a trip with a famous Brit who is a Hollywood A lister but we'll see if they turn up on again on the trip. I bloody hope so!!