Phil Aynsley visits the Rock Store outside of L.A.

There are some places that motorcyclists tend to hang out at. On a large scale, the Isle of Man for instance. On a somewhat smaller scale the Ace Cafe in London or the Rock Store in the hills just out of LA are famous examples.

The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley

I took these shots of a typical Sunday afternoon’s gathering at the Rock Store on my way to the airport and wouldn’t you know it, as I was driving off Jay Leno was driving in…

The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley

The building is constructed from volcanic rock, hence the name and used to have a hot springs (and bootleg booze) that attracted the movie-star set back during the Depression and Prohibition. Before that it was a stagecoach stop. bought the store in 1961 after moving from Pittsburgh and set it up as the local grocery store. Things just happened from there…

The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley

Ed died in 2012 but Vern still keeps a sharp eye on things from her table in the restaurant.

Vern (Veronica) Savko
Vern (Veronica) Savko – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store - Image by Phil Aysnley
The Rock Store – Image by Phil Aysnley

The Rock Store – 30354 Mulholland Highway, Cornell, CA