I'm riding a new (to me anyway) '02 ADV back from a dealer in southern Washington state next week. I figure it'll take me three days or so to make it from there down to Oakland, CA, where I live. I wanted to probe the collective advrider wisdom on which route to take for the way back. My first choice would be to hop on 395 at Pendleton, OR and ride that at least as far south as Susanville, CA. Depending on the weather, I might continue on 395 S to pick up I80 west, or track my way through some of the smaller roads for more fun. The guys at the dealership are all saying that I should take I84 west from Pendleton, OR out to I5 and then superslab it all the way home. A thousand miles of interstate would pretty much suck. Of course, parking the bike in a tree after finding some black ice on a mountain road would suck even more. Any advice/suggestions?