Flat Out is a group of riders who will be traveling from Sydney to Melbourne during the hot summer months on track bikes. Patrick from GOrilla is planning on riding the 1,020 kilometer trip and was kind enough to send me the information.
Expect updates from the ride soon and the guys will be videotaping their journey in both HD and Super 8 so look out for an edit in the future. For more information, check out the Flat Out Facebook page.
Yeah what the fuck is with this ‘Flat Out’ ride. Publicity from Prolly just cos they ride track bikes from SYD>MELB and have a a flyer of outback Alice Springs. Are they all internationals? Surely it would have come up on the forum previously to finding it on a yank blog. Why couldnt they come join us BNE>SYD. About time some Australian’s got on some fixed gear publications.
and i think we can both agree that it is wrong to discriminate against people based on the accident of their birth. be it race/ethnicity/sexual preference/gender etc.
i don’t, however, think it is wrong to criticize people about their lifestyle choices. in fact, i think it’s an important way of moving forward. marx called this a dialectic. you can look that up. don’t confuse it with dianetics though. that’s something completely different.
for example, neo-nazis are a social group - could be considered a social movement, even. but you seem to be implying that we shouldn’t criticize or discriminate against any social group. but you better believe i’ll be discriminating the hell out of them. not to mention homophobes, misogynists, douchebags and abba fans.
anyways, i’m interested in why you’re defending the hippies. were you one, or are you just viewing the past through rose coloured glasses?
if the latter, remember, nostalgia is a cultural cul-de-sac…