I’ve recently been asked what I do to pass the time while traveling. Whether it be traveling to and from races in the team bus or airport transfers to and from Australia.
For me, killing time comes easily. I’m actually sitting in Bangkok airport right now, killing 10 hours between flights on my way back to Australia. (only 3 hours to go!)
Firstly I always make sure I pack the essentials. iPod, Macbook and/or iPad, head phones, portable hard drive (with a LOT of movies and TV shows) and a good eye patch for sleeping! I’m not a big reader, so generally spend more time watching TV shows or movies. I’ve just recently finished the whole series of Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family. Also if I have the time when I’m at airports i’ll always try and get a relaxing neck, shoulder and foot massage.
If I’m on the team bus traveling to/from races its mostly spent relaxing and listening to music, either because I’m stuffed from a hard days racing or still trying to recover from the previous days racing.
As for the music on my iPod that I listen to. I am not a 1 genre person, I listen to almost everything. Currently I’ve got the latest from Kings of Leon playing. (trying to block out the snoring of the man next to me!) I have an old album from Triple J’s 2010 hottest 100 which never seems to get old, some Foo Fighters and I always update myself with the latest top charts music.
I said I wasn’t much of a reader, but I did just recently finish a book called ‘Chicken Hawk’ which is about the life of a helicopter pilot on the Vietnam War. (highly recommended!) I also just read the latest RIDE magazine from front to back and love flipping through car magazines.
Hope thats answered a few questions and like always, feedback is always welcomed.