You will find the 6-8am timeframe to be the most crowded. It thins out as the day wears on. As you are with a charter, they will be leaving at 7am with or without your bags. I would recommend getting up and getting your gear to the truck, then taking time for breakfast in town before hitting the road. This will help the crowd to thin out before…[Read more]
Check with your charter, they will probably have a set time they need all bags/gear loaded on the trucks to move to the next town, so plan accordingly.
I would also venture to assume your charter will be providing showers and a majority of riders shower after coming in for the day vs. in the morning. I prefer getting all the sunscreen and road…[Read more]
I’m all for Camelbaks. I carry 3L of water with me and that can get me through 60-70 miles easily. Plus I can carry any extra stuff I want with me (sunscreen, poncho, snacks, sharpies, flip flops, etc). I usually bring bottles with me and on a short day (~40 miles) I’ll bottle it, but I love, love, love my camelbak and would never think to ride…[Read more]