i'm a 42 year-old european designer who's been living in the Bay Area for about 8 years. I speak fluent English and French, and a bit of Italian and Japanese.
I'll be riding solo from SF on November 15th and hoping to find some companions to join in :)
To keep it simple we could use this route, a 10 day trip with a day off in the middle. It's about 30-70 miles a day which pretty much my sweet spot for touring, around 10mp/h, maybe a little more.
I'll have my camping gear with me so I'm happy to do a mix of camping and lodging too.