Hey welcome to the forum!
HiWelcome from another West Coaster and newbie here. Where are you? I'm up in Washington now, but spent 25 years in the Bay Area and have ridden all of the coast from Mexico to Canada (and through a good bit of the British Columbia coast as well) - it's really all a motorcycle riding wonderland!
Have you ridden the Sunshine Coast? I rode there 25-30 years ago on an R11GS and it was incredible!!i currently living in Vancouver area