Since I still have the Cannondale for test riding, I decided to ride from my area to Micklers Landing, a nice 20 mile loop this morning.
You would, at first glance, consider Jacksonville to not be very cyclist friendly, and the city is indeed working on that; I prefer to stick with either roads that have nice wide bike lanes (usually the newer or more recently improved roads), or, my beach routes where you have lower levels of automobiles, and you share the road with other cyclists, runners, etc.
Today, I took a route to to Ponte Vedra Boulevard, and that is a wonderful ride. First, the speed limit is 25 MPH for most of the road. Second, the drivers are aware that cyclists use this road, especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Third, there is probably no better way to enjoy oceanfront real estate up close and personal (minus the mortgage payment or REALLY good friends!). Plus, you get to go by three excellent oceanfront resorts on your way, so you can "shop" for where to stay on a future visit!
You will also see the public beach access points for Ponte Vedra along the way, to plan your beach time.
I took a 5 minute break at Mickler's Landing to water up before my way back; glad I did, there was a headwind on the way back, which made my time longer than projected.
I didn't take any pictures today, but hope this will suffice as motivation to check out the route.