My wife and I just returned from our loop tour of the central California coast. We logged something like a thousand miles, including almost the entire length of the Pacific Coast Highway from Ft. Bragg to Cambria. We did this for our fifth wedding anniversary, and it was my wife's first long tour as my pillion. It was my first long tour with a passenger. It was also our first long ride on the '87 K100RT.
My main point is this: this ride is not to be trifled with! I was unprepared for the relentless tight curves and constant mental effort this trip required. I know I'm a better rider for having done it, but more training would have helped. My thanks to my wife for being such a trooper (she really loved the ride), and my apologies to the drivers behind me who wanted to go faster. Thanks to CalTrans for all the paved turnouts!