Live in the SF Bay Area (Silicon Valley), and ride an '07 Road King Custom. Used to live up in Portland and agree with VLXSHADOW56; the rolling farmlands west of the city are unbelievably serene and beautiful.
If you guys haven't ridden Big Sur yet, put it on your must-do list.
Birch Bay Wa, just north Of Bellingham WA. Got my 1985 Shadow VT-500C last week. Sold my 2002 Kaw 750 Vulcan and got the Shadow for it's lighter weight. Having a ball boogying around on this great little hunk of iron.