I will need a rather fast way (and somewhat interesting) from Los Angeles to Seattle in a few weeks for the first leg (as well as the return leg) on my Alaska ride. Due to my schedule requirements, I must get from LA to Seattle in less then 2 days. How I plan to split it up: Evening of Day 1: leave around 5pm, ride for 3-4 hours (200-300 miles worth) Day 2: Full day of riding, 12-15 hours, 700-800 miles Morning of Day 3: Finish riding by noon, 3-4 hours, 200-300 miles. Obviously the fastest way is I-5 all the way, 1,135 miles. But most of the California part will bore me to death and will have a lot of semi traffic and buffeting gusts from all of the trucks going both ways. My other preferred option is as follows (1,174 miles): I-5, CA-14, US-395, CA-139, CA-39, US-97, OR-58, I-5 http://goo.gl/maps/eobO5 The second option will no doubt take more due to a handful more miles and overall lower speed limits with more intersections and towns, but it should be much more interesting and make the long miles more worthy. Most of these roads I have been on, up to around the Nor Cal part. Would people agree I should be able to hold an easy average of 60-65 mph through most of these roads? Biggest issue is if some get too twisty, which is usually preferred and more fun, but could slow me down too much on my ride schedule.