Reading this I am agreeing with all, about the snow. To late. Talked to Dave at Hells Kitchen, SoCal, today and he went over Tioga and had snowball fights. Big storm supposed to hit in two days. Almost read this whole thing till I fingered out it was a yr old, nice one!! Stay away from south of Malibu on PCH unless you want a light every 100 yards or so. The elephant seals are cool for sure. Was once there and I was the only one that was speaking English, a worldwide must see. Of course I was talking to myself. The Malibu alps are great fun as is PCH north.
Would ride with 1224R but I am usually on a tw200, xt225, dr650 or a Burgman 650 scooter, which is my race bike.