i posted this over on SBN, but figured i'd get at least as good of responses over here, so... 4 or 5 of my friends and myself are going from marysville washington to california (not sure where) for our kind of senior trip before college next year. one of my friends just bought his 2nd bike, a 1990 suzuki vx800, and i'll be on my cbr. everyone else will carpool in an old POS toyota van and carry all of our shit. we're planning on leaving the 18th of July and getting back in town about the 28th, maybe the 29th. i'm shooting for the "make plans, but not too many" kind of trip. not totally winging it, but have enough freedom to do basically whatever the fuck we want (within most federal and state laws :thefinge all i really know so far is that i want to perhaps leave early on the 18th and be able to eat lunch in oregon (set a good pace), and i want to ride highway 1 along the coast. ever since i started getting into bikes i've wanted to make this ride. i live on the water, and i absolutely love the ocean and the beach. i cant wait for this!!! anyways, without going way out of our way, are there any roads that we absolutely HAVE to take? any sights that we really need to see, or places we need to go? we're probably not going all the way to so-cal. what's a good final destination? or general area? any general tips on road trips on bikes, trips with cars AND bikes, etc? i'm so pumped for this trip.... i dont want to totally ditch the van and have to wait up for them, and i dont want to go too far out of the way or make any big detours just for the bikes sake. hopefully some roads leading to our destination however, can be some nice twisties :mfclap: i've already been advised to take highway 36 in nor cal most definately, and that there is a moto GP race the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd. we'll definately have to hit that up! someone said san francisco would make a good final destination, what do you guys think? most of the sleeping will be camping style, in tents and all that for $$ and general kick-ass-idness. but hotels will be in the itenerary as well. so shoot... roads? destinations? scenery? necessary gear? i'm already looking for a good deal on a hot weather jacket, all i've got is my alpinestars tz-1 jacket. damn nice, but SOOO hot... so if anybody's got a good jacket for a good price in a 42 or a large maybe... hit me up!