Originally Posted by egwags
By hitting that area on the way up, you can enjoy the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1) on the way down in warmer weather. I road San Fran to LA in November, and it's absolutely freaking amazing.
In 2010 returning from a 3 Flags Classic Ride, I road the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to San Fran in mid September. I found it cool that year along the coast with most temps in the mid 60 to70. One thing about travelling the secondary scenic routes in California is that I've found that a 300 mile day is about it. A lot to see.