OK, this is the plan. The route is below.
I've been more slack than usual about planning this. I have a detailed route
to Key West, and then I'm going to wing it north until I get too cold. I got
the Adventure Cycling (AC) maps, which will guide me from Jacksonville to Baltimore.
The summary of the route is
Start at New Orleans
Pick up the AC Southern Tier in Grand Bay, AL
Get off the AC Southern Tier around Lake City, FL
Meet my friend Jim at the Jacksonville Airport on Thanksgiving
Follow the AC East Coast route to Fort Myers.
Ride through the Everglades on the Tamiami Trail to Miami, unless it sounds
too scary, in which case we go by Lake Okechobee
Jim goes home from Miami, I go to Key West
Head north up the east coast of Florida, route TBD.
At Jacksonville, continue north on the AC East Coast route until I get home or
get too cold. I know where all the train stations are. :-)
I am interested in hearing any horror stories about riding bikes on the Tamiami
Trail (US 41) between Ft. Myers and Miami. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.