The urban sprawl of Los Angeles can seem like an uninviting landscape for cyclists. But as Specialized's Ty Hathaway demonstrates, off-road adventures abound from the city. Hathaway lives in Silver Lake, between downtown L.A. and Hollywood, and uses it as a launch pad for big rides through the San Gabriel Mountains to the north — hitting the likes of Mt. Wilson, Cloudburst, and Mt. Disappointment. Hathaway is part of Specialized's Adventure Dispatch series video that will share journeys and advice from four cyclists exploring off-road America by bike.