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.
I am a Northern Cali rider in the SF Bay Area as well. Ride a 2009 Shadow Spirit.
'09 Honda Shadow Spirit VT750 C2
Vance & Hines Short Shots w/ quiet baffles
K&N Air Filter
Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing with trigger lock
Krome Werks Apes
Fork mounted speaker system with amplifier
Monoprice Wireless bluetooth media connector
Rivco mirrors with LED turn signals
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.