>> Have you gone down the length of Florida, through Miami>>
Miami/Dade County would best be negotiated either by hugging the coastline to the east OR the fringes of the Everglades to the west. You'll want to avoid riding thru the heart of the County. Most all of the east/west corridors are decidedly unfriendly to cyclists. The same would hold true for Broward and Palm Beach Counties as well. Just keep heading south, along the edges.
Riding along Florida's east coast can be surprisingly pleasant...provided we don't have a repeat of last year's hurricane season! From the state line, you can pretty much follow the beach road (A1A) all the way to North Miami Beach. At times, a jump over to nearby US 1 would be required. Traffic is there of course, but motorists seem *conditioned* to expect cyclists on the coastal roads.
The city of Homestead is the, uhmm, key for points south of Miami. From there, you have two options to the Keys...the main drag (US 1) and the alternate route over the Card Sound bridge. Homestead also offers the option of riding into Everglades National Park.
This message was edited by Lucky13 on 6-9-05 @ 9:08 PM