IMHO if you are going to sight see along the way from Wa. to San ysidro, throw the time clock away. Alot to see, tons of traffic, no way you can really make time unless you ride from dusk to dawn. It depends on what you havent seen and want to see....imho. Me i would bail on 1 north of frisco towards Sacramento. LA is **** no matter the road. After San Diego you got nothing for a thousand miles...lol
Weather in the west can only be summed up this way. Be ready for all weather that exists on the planet except, typhoons. Rain, Hail, snow, cold, hot and no telling what will happen on day 2. You change altitude you change weather. jmo I have found my frogg toggs to be great in cold weather, gloves are another ordeal, as well as boots. I will probably add slip over rain boots this year to help. added slip over gloves last year. Rain gear packs away so easy, small space usage and so helpful.
With the people left unguided, For so many troubled years
In a cloud of doubts and fears, Their world was torn asunder into hollow Hemispheres......Neal Peart