I ride an old honda 450. It gets the job done, and I honestly even the most grizzled Harley guys, think I am a hero for doing week long tours on it. haha.
Cool, in some googling, the Ale House pub was one of the very places that popped up, that looked interesting, and was very close to a couple of hotels I had found. If I wasn't on the moto, i would have made the trip down to chico for SN. Redding just happens to be were mileage wise I will need to be stopping for the night.