Hi, All -
I'm planning my first really long distance ride on my 650, and am planning to take the Pacific Coast Hiway (Rt 1) from about San Luis Obispo north to Crescent City, then take Hwy 199 into Grants Pass, OR.
From the reading I've done here, this is a once in a lifetime sort of ride.
My question for the wise among you all is, about how many days should I allow for the S.L.O. to Crescent City leg?
I'm planning for a calm cruise, not pushing things. I figure 300 or so miles per day, maybe more or less depending on traffic and scenery. I do plan to go through the Redwoods State Park, so will have to leave Hwy 1 at times, but hope to stay on Hwy 1 as much as possible.
This will be in early July (the week of July 1, actually), I'll probably hit S.L.O. on Sunday, so the bulk of that leg will be during the week. But the week that has July 4 in it.
I've never done this particular leg in any kind of vehicle... does anybody have any idea about how many days I should allow for this? Which I guess translates mostly to "how much am I going to get held up by RVs and other cages?"
The maps show this as (very roughly) 600+ miles, so maybe 3 days? 4?
Many thanks in advance for any input anyone may have on this.