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"Motorcycle" trip from FL to OR (and more)- *NEED* trip help plz!

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Hello everyone- new to the site! I just spent a couple of hours reading everything I could find regarding traveling the Oregon coast down into the San Fran area. I'm in charge of planning a group trip for 2014 and have a baseline to start with, but I desperately need your help please as I have never been to OR before. I'll try to break up my questions to make for easier answering. The basics: we are shipping our motorcycles to the Portland airport for pick up after flying in, then driving over to stay our first night in Tillamook (we think) to rest up for the big trip.

Questions: (1) Weather-wise, what are the best months to enjoy the OR coast by avoiding excessive fog/rain and staying in reasonable temps? We prefer temps in the 70's by day. (2) I have planned our entire trip along the coast from Tillamook all the way to San Fran except for when we must go inland to pass waterways, etc. We are never coming off the coast otherwise. With stops along the way, what do you think is a reasonable amount of time to do this? (3) We definitely want to see the Redwoods, but I've read that areas like the Jediah State Park do not have paved roads- not a good thing on a motorcycle! Where can we safely visit that will allow us to drive "thru" the Redwoods for pictures? I've seen somewhere before that some Redwoods have been carved out for the road to go through it, or is that the Sequoia Forest? (4) I have a general idea of where we'll end up each day, but it cannot be set in stone since we don't know how far we'll get each day after stops, etc. Therefore, we are planning to stay at whatever hotel is available each night. Is this reasonable, or is it going to be problematic by not having reservations? Are there certain months & specific areas that we should avoid NOT having reservations? (5) I was thinking that we could make it to San Fran in 5 or 6 days....is this realistic?

"Thank you" so very much for any assistance/opinions/highlights, etc. you all are able to provide. I am an in-depth planner when it comes to trips, and this is the biggest one ever that I've had to manage. For those wondering, at the end of this trip, we will be driving our bikes all the way back home to FL! Therefore, this has become what we're calling the "Trip of a Lifetime," so I want to do all that I can to keep it that way! :-) -Tony

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