In telling people about this trip, we’ve found some more great touring resources. Rob Thomson is a New Zealander riding a recumbent bicycle from Japan to London and he is chronicling his trip at http://www.14degrees.org. His site is beautifully laid out and contains some great information too. This is definitely one of our new favorite sites.
We also found out about a new touring book, Adventure Cycle-touring Handbook: Worldwide Cycling Route and Planning Guide, which looks interesting. The table of contents shows that it has route information for many countries, which is something we are definitely interested in. It only seems to be available at Amazon UK. We are going to order it and will review it.