Nate probably won't see this thread for awhile, but there are quite a few folks looking for peds around these parts right now.
Plus for you - you got a trailer and a generous search radius.
Minus for you - 40mph bike. Spend less on a 25-30mph ped and build up the speed. That'll be the compromise you might have to make.
Anyway, good luck, and we'll keep our ears perked.