Riding With the Wild Ones in Trabuco Canyon, California
Rounding the country road, up near the next curve, you see a strange sight: hundreds of large motorcycles lined up in formation, two rows deep, and in front of a small country bar with a restaurant. The bikes are choppers and hogs, with black leather saddles and polished chrome. Large men who sport thick beards, ponytails and tattoos, wearing black chaps, boots, jackets, and gloves inspect each others' machines. Their gals , wearing identical clothing, lean on their men. This is the typical weekend gathering of motorcyclists at Cook's Corner, a hangout-bar for motorcyclist clubs. Though the patrons may look like outlaw bikers from the 1953 film The Wild Ones (starring Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin), these grizzled looking bikers can be bankers, lawyers, insurance agents, and just regular folks who enjoy mutual friendship.