Hi Cannonshot! My name is Jack. I have been digging around for several days in hopes of gleaning the knowledge needed to do the CD ride next summer. ! you are by far the most prolific and helpful THANK YOU! :) You have inspired a great deal of confidence. I haven't been able to find an earliest/latest ballpark date for starting/finishing with a reasonable amount of confidence that the passes will be clear(esque) of snow. PS I have been enjoying your other ride reports as well! So much fun! Thanks for the documentation.