Update! I spoke with many of the July MABDR crew at the UP ride last weekend. The consensus was that we should budget 6 days for the actual MABDR route. Their “fast group” did it in 4.5, but didn’t see much along the way. If we add in a slab day on either end, we have an 8-day window. There may be some minor advantage of going N>S instead of S>N for general interest in the riding. I was thinking that we may have a 0.1% better chance with weather if we start north and end south.
I’m still OK with the September 26>October 6 window. I would have some interest in starting a day or two early to allow me to do another event on Oct 5-6.
Who’s still interested?