This is my first ragbrai and I am not part of a charter. I am curious if there are certain advantages to getting going right at 6:00 am or can it be nice to leave later, say 8:00. Same with getting to the host town. Is it best to get there first to get a “good” campsite, first in line for a shower? But then do you end up missing out on the fun in the towns between?
I assume its in that gray area of just depends….