The shoulder on this stretch of Highway 1 (south of Mendocino) was non- existent, but the views were amazing. I learned to sometimes "dump it" into the dirt, gravel, and grass along the edge of the road when a truck, or two cars going in opposite directions passed.
 
An alternate view showing the actual lane width. I got used to this, but would I want my daughter to ride here?  
Seattle to San Francisco   1997 - 2008 Chuck Anderson
Seattle to San Francisco