We drove fairly far out of the way to hit SF and then cruise down the coast to LA.  I crave efficiency, so the chosen route was slightly annoying for me.  As usual, G pushed for it and it was worth it.  It was great seeing old friends in SF and getting a taste of the tech industry there.  Also had the pleasure of touring the Pinterest offices.  Fun.  The coastal (slow + inefficient + beautiful) drive from SF to LA is definitely worth doing at least once.  Super lush with some great views.  We held up at a friend’s house in Long Beach (thx Ian).  What a great area.  Long Beach aims to be bike friendly and the communities by the water have that laid back beach feeling.  Cruising on the amazing bike path along the beach in LA might be the best thing ever if you’re wondering.