A great NY Times story by David Laskin about his 4 day ride along the Oregon coast.
"...on a bike, you don’t so much view the scenery as absorb it. With every sense and muscle, you register how the hills fold and join, how the air and the light change with distance from the sea. You notice the seed heads ripening beside the road and hear the birds cheering you on your way."It's going to be a beautiful journey in California.