Bay Area eh?.. I am from there--20+ years--a great run is early Sundays--I used to drop out of the Berkeley Hills at 6:15 a.m., shoot across the Bay Bridge--blast through Yerba Buena/Treasure Island at 140 -150, jump off at the downtown Fremont exit--jump over to California Street and roll up and all the way out to the Upper Great Highway--enjoy the view at Ocean Beach driving by, cut across to the 280--roar through the Daly City tunnel at 120-130--do the long and beautiful southbound 280 all the way through Woodside and down to San Jose--keep the 280 all the way to the 680 and then hit it to Fremont, Sunol, Pleasanton--blast up to Walnut creek and take the 24 back to Berkeley and up the hills to my home above the Caldecott Tunnel. Those runs were with a 427SC Cobra (pics enclosed)--wakes up SF at 6:30 in the a.m.!!
Occasionally I would go later in the day and stop at Alice's up on Skyline outside of Woodside--it's a bike mecca--all the bikers would come over to ask and see the 427.. The Bay Area is beautiful but the politics stink--but it is a great for for driving at the right times!
For real kicks I used to take my 460 stroked Custom 500 (inspired by Gator McCluskey) up Shattuck Blvd in Berkeley on Sundays just to irritate the old hippies and protesters--that car was a total custom build and shook the ground.. Pics enclosed.