Saturday, July 25, 2009

You Can Get What You Want...


Biker Gathering at Alice's, originally uploaded by deanv41.

This cafe has been at the four corners in La Honda for decades and likely saw every wild night imaginable. Ken Kesey and his fellow pranksters did the earliest acid tests at a ranch down the road. Bikers now inhabit the place along with locals who have grown wealthy in the years between California's mid-century sunshine and the cratering mood of these times. Named now for the Arlo Guthrie vehicle, a not very good movie that probably captured more of the times than the makers intended, it still glows with a rebel spirit.

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