Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Sounds like you've quite an adventure planned. I'm a bit envious frankly.
If I may suggest, checking in to the Touring Forum here will be a very nice starting point. I've picked up quite a few things just by looking. It is also a relatively friendly spot. Yes, there are occasional differences of opinion, but on the whole it's quite civil and friendly.
In search of what to search for.