Tryin' to keep a blog, but it's hard to find computers for more than 15min at a time. I'm due for a large update, but http://mopedition.blogspot.com is the site. Once I crash at my cousin's place in Temecula, I plan on adding photos.
I'm riding a 2003 Tomos ST. Bone stock 'til I hit San Francisco and got some guidance by treats/mikeb and some of the other Creatures.
In terms of the 45+mph roads and having cars whiz by you...get used to it, fast. It only gets worse when you're in Oregon and Washington :). (Logging trucks, 'nuf said). I was only stopped once by the cops, and that was 1hr into my trip. He said I couldn't drive on the shoulder of 101, but suggested I ride in the lane, then move over to let people pass.
Feel free to email me with some questions. I have to do everything from my phone for the most part, so you may get replies in chunks! Patrickgharden@gmail.com
P.s. Definitely bring condoms