I used Ranch Del Rio a couple of times now, did the gas tank thing and paid when I setup the shuttle in the mornings before putting in. Never had a problem, but it wasn't bluegrass on my radio, it was spanish. Since when do hippies listen to spanish music?!?!? hahah j/k.
I have been about 5-6 miles below state bridge (got to take out at a private place once while floating with people that knew the landowners). Those first several miles are much faster than above ranch del rio, there's a few rapids but they are small, class IIs at best, after those initial miles I was told it is very slow. I was warned to float from state bridge to catamount might take over 8 hours, but I haven't done it yet so I don't personally know. Anyone who does, please correct me if I'm wrong, I'd love to float that entire section.