So here's a broad view of my stomping grounds, in an effort to include Bama (or do we call him BBG?) in the mix I zoomed out quite a bit. Still, you can see a few things here...
Let's keep in mind that I've never done any real touring, longest runs were about 50 miles round trip.
I'm located at the letter A that partially obscures the word Florida. My first planned long distance ride is going to be to Orlando. I've figured out that route pretty well starting with the Van Fleet trail and heading west at a cross Florida connector. I figure about 100 miles or so for a single day trip.
This is just a start though. I hope to follow shortly with a trip up to Ft. Myers and a ferry ride to Key West. Eventually I'm shooting for a trip to Key West entirely on the bike as well as a ride up to Inglis (where you see the hywy19 marker) and then across to Daytona.
After a few scoots around the state I think I'll be ready for some more ambitious stuff, like up to Mobile and over to New Orleans. I used to race sailboats all over the gulf coast and I have huge pangs of sympathy for the Katrina victims. I'd like to see what isn't there anymore...
Large talk from a man who hasn't been far yet but I'm simply waiting on my backordered wheel (next week? I hope!) to start with the Otown trip and MAYBE to Cayo Hueso by the end of summer depending on fundage.