Not sure what days we'll be on the trail, but I plan to do what I can to check it out.
In the past, routes like these we've run, (WABDR, UTBDR) it seems like you're always catching and joining up with small groups from day to day.
CO can be tough, weather and terrain-wise. If you are not use to the altitude, best to pace yourself and give more time than you would think. Just looking a mileage alone can get you in trouble and pushing harder than you should, let alone on a big bike with luggage. Pack plenty of water and stay hydrated. Us flatlanders can get in bad shape real fast once you start to climb.
Better to plan a few extra days in there just in case. You can always hop on pavement and be to almost anywhere in CO is about 8 hrs or less, worst case.
Can't wait to get back!