I am taking a couple of weeks off to visit some of my friends in Northern California. Through the Sacramento area and then up into Lake Tahoe. Will update with pics after the trip.
I've been up that way. I took Pacific Coast Highway all the way up to San Fransisco. It doesn't go the entire way but in segments that interlace with surface streets and portions of highway 101. I had a great trip. As anyone that has gone that route will tell you - worth the extra time.
I took 2 days to get there - camped at Montana del Oro state park. I wished I stayed longer than just one night. Very cool place with trails I took my mc on. I went all over and didn't scratch the surface of that place. Watched the sunset from a rocky hillside sitting on my bike. Check that one off the bucket list - movie scene quality ride up the CA coast line - solo rider into the sunset.
The ride into Tahoe is one I'm still looking forward to. I'm going to do the loop. Up the coast - over to tahoe - down into Vegas - I hear that leg is a real board scraper for hours - right up my alley. From Vegas back to LA - pretty much all freeway - high speed cruise though the desert. I'm keeping it open - I want to spend an extra day here and there probably take a week - just rolling through.
Hope your trip is a success.