In the planning stages of doing a tour from Portland down to LA along the coast, taking the Salmon Highway out from Portland to the coast and then down. Couple of questions, what's the road like on the way, shoulder wise. Bike friendly, Extremely open to suggestions of more bike friendlier options? Secondly, being from Australia, generally assume dangerous animals are everywhere, was wondering if there were any tips on safety (things to pack, places to register in case things go awry, places to avoid). Basically will we get mauled by a bear/cougar/wolf/sasquatch?