I am planning to ride the northern half of the GDMBT, southbaound, beginning in the second half of June, 2023, thru late July. I am looking for partners for companionship and safety. I would like to average 50+ miles a day, depending on terrain and weather. I have bike toured extensively, including from Seattle to Iowa last summer. That trip involved multiple gravel/backroad routes. It is a challenging route with breathtaking scenery.