I have a cycling trip planned in late march to NC, however, if the weather is bad (i.e., not much better than here around Toronto...hey, it's possible), I may head further south/west to warmer climates. If I do so, I'll be renting a road bike and not taking my own due to the inconvenience of doing so (no bike box, fees, etc). And I'll be flying instead of driving.
Will be going for 5 days including flights, looking for an area not far from an airport (hour at most), that has access to nice, quiet (and relatively safe) country roads/trails, with a bike store or two who rents decent road bikes...I'm thinking of a suburb on the end of town (like where I live). If I have to travel further west and it adds an hour to the light, that's ok.
Just looking for city names, etc., so that I can do my own research. Never been to that part of the US.