Man I wish you were able to make this ride Apple Jam! Sorry the dates don't line up for you. :(
This will be a first OBDR for many of us and some of us are still pretty new to the sport as well. I enjoy pushing my skills and will likely do so on any side routes we find from camp, but generally speaking I will just be poking along, enjoying the ride. And...currently it looks like my wife will be joining us! She has never been on a dirt bike, so my hope is to pick her up a TW200 or something similar (in seat height and rider comfort). We'll spend as many days as possible riding in the coast range to prepare both of us for this trip, but we will certainly not be speed demons amongst the group! :)
And...I am all about the intersection meet ups. I will have a GPS and a SPOT, but nothing beats keeping eyes on each other.