Make your travels by automobile fun, safe, and successful.
Today is Friday and I’ll wager loads of pool players are packing up for a weekend trip to some pool tournament somewhere. Here are some brief tips to help the ride go as smoothly as possible.
Trust your co-pilot. A couple of years ago, two teammates were driving just 2 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities and the owner of the car decided to take a nap. His pal took over driving. Sometime later, the sleeper woke up and a few minutes later realized his buddy drove 45 minutes past their exit. They quickly backtracked only to find that the napper was forfeited in his first match and the lackadaisical driver didn’t even miss his first match. Sometimes if you snooze you lose!
Driving miles and miles every year, you must know how to fix a flat. Watch out for the right rear tire. Nearly all of my 20 or so lifetime flat tires have been that bugger.
Entertainment sure makes the time go by. A good companion is a great thing to have. One year, I drove to the Derby City Classic with a good friend of mine and we went the whole 12 hours without even turning on the radio. That’s some great conversation! Driving alone, I find Sirius satellite radio a blessing for long drives. Audio books do the trick too.
Safe, timely, and exciting travels,