So I posted about this trip a while back in the Trip Planning Forum and figured I'd update with the status. I decided instead of sitting around awkwardly staring at my family this Christmas, I'd ride up the Highway 1/101 from Monterey, CA to Portland, OR to visit a girlfriend and her family. I'm riding a KLRE650 that Krasniewski original built and I took apart and re-assembled. I also build a riding box for my amigo Ozzy to keep him out of the cold wind and any potential rain. I didn't have to pack much, there are a lot of small towns with motels along the way. So I mainly packed clothes and some lightweight camping gear. I always assumed Monterey was part of NorCal, but I'm starting to find California north of San Francisco is a whole different world. Ready to roll (he has more space than he makes it seem).