Welcome to all those who are considering it! Woot!!! I'm hoping to make this a big, relaxed, just plain old good time! What better way to celebrate another year older?! ;)
I don't plan on being a speed demon either. I'm game for pushing my skills and adding some thrills, but all in all...I'm in it for being outside and enjoying the views.
I'm still open to most of September, but as mentioned...the days going into Labor Day weekend are my first choice. That may mean one of the standard OBDR routes though as it sounds like Apple Jam can't make that weekend happen for leading a trip on the Cascade route...