Some of my very best rides and drives have been at sunrise through the mountains. I'm going to be taking my Wee from Tujunga through the Los Angeles National Forest most of the way to Wrightwood, but turning off early and going north to El Mirage Dry Lake. I've always wanted to run my bike on the dry lake and around the moguls along the edges.
Now, sunrise is pretty darn early this time of year! I plan to be leaving Tujunga at 5:00 am. I can well imagine that nobody else shares my enthusiasm, but let me suggest that it might well be cool up in the mountains at that time of day...think about it!
After El Mirage, I'll be coming back to LA on the 14 and the 405, just another superslab run.