My annual summer ride vacation is looking like last week in June through first part of July. The plan is to head west through New Mexico and either cut north through Colorado or continue west through Utah and Nevada. I haven't ridden northern California other than the Lassen National Park area on the NE side and my only rides in both Oregon and Washington have been on the far east side just west of Idaho.
I'm either going to come across through Reno or further north around Boise. I would love to know some favorite riding roads or places to include along the way. My thinking is I could get as far as Seattle before heading home. With more time I'd love to ride in Victoria, however taking in other back roads take up the vacation time. I'd say anything north or due west of Redding, CA to head up the norther California coast can work.
Taking highway 101 along the coast looks cool, but not sure if it's slow going or a "Must ride". The problem ( like it's a problem) is I miss other roads in the center of the states so I'm hoping to find the best balance. That's not to say I could head up the coast and then come back through other roads in center of state.
For those wanting to know why the Oregon area this year, I got some cheese the other day from Tallimook, OR and took it as a sign I need to ride there.