Have you looked at Adventure Cycling Association's route network? For starters, you could head west and pick up the Atlantic Coast Route south. You would have to modify it a bit since it goes through PA. If you can stand being in the state for about 15 miles, (the route enters PA from NJ at Delaware Water Gap, PA and then crosses back into NJ at Belividere) you could follow the route to Lambertville, NJ and then stay in NJ rather than crossing the river back into PA at New Hope. The D&R canal path, which actually starts around Milford/Frenchtown, NJ (as is part of the AC route) continues southwest from Lambertville, to Trenton, NJ, although portions of it south fo Lambertville may still be closed for reconstruction. To avoid PA completely, you would eventually have to head to Cape May, NJ and take the ferry to Lewes, DE and then figure out how to rejoin the route. I think avoiding PA because of some old speeding tickets is a little silly unless you ride like you drive and might get stopped by a cop.
Second the point about the CA coast. The general consensus is that if you are going to circumnavigate (fully or partially) the country you go counterclockwise.