Author Topic: Fighting off boredom?  (Read 10101 times)

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Offline mbattisti

Re: Fighting off boredom?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2014, 06:17:55 pm »
I like to pick up books/pamphlets pertaining to the local history of the area I'm riding through.  Makes good reading in the evening and enriches the experience.

Offline yumadons

Re: Fighting off boredom?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2014, 06:28:19 pm »
I like to pick up books/pamphlets pertaining to the local history of the area I'm riding through.  Makes good reading in the evening and enriches the experience.

I love this idea. If only I could find time even doing my slacker 40-50 mile days. Just love to eat, screw around, take pictures, and visit too much. Then there's that pesky journal . . .

Offline mbattisti

Re: Fighting off boredom?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2014, 09:45:16 pm »
 Then there's that pesky journal . . .
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When just keeping a journal for yourself, I use a digital recorder.   Tiny, weighs nothing, and can be leisurely dictated into from the comfort of your sleeping bag as you unwind and reminisce about the events of the day.

Offline sanuk

Re: Fighting off boredom?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2014, 04:00:09 am »
Some quotes from 'The Tao of Travel' by Paul Theroux:

Go alone.  Travel light.  Bring a map. Keep a journal.  Read a novel that has no relation to the place you're in.  If you must bring a cell phone, avoid using it - same I would add goes for a GPS or any other electronic gear.  Make a friend.