Advice and/or riding partner UT -> FL
I'm sure this topic has been beat to death in previous posts, but I haven't been able to find any. I'm looking for advice on a general route from Moab, UT to New Orleans. I left about a month ago from Vancouver, BC and am heading to Florida. After Moab (which will be in about 10 days) I'm not sure which route to take. Possibilities include 1. directly east, through Colorado and along Kansas/Oklahoma border to Mississippi and then down the river, 2. south into Arizona and then a bee-line through New Mexico and Texas to Galveston and then along the coast, or 3. even further south, dipping into Mexico then along the gulf into Texas. I'm looking for opinions on the nicest routes and whether the extra distance would be worth the effort. Also, any comments on prevailing winds in these areas in the fall would be helpful too!
Finally, if anyone is looking to join up for part or all of this ride I'd be happy to have the company! I'm averaging 70-75 miles a day, 5.5 days a week.