Monday, February 15, 2010

1200km on a track bike: FLAT OUT

"Flat Out" Teaser from FLAT OUT PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

on tuesdays and thursdays i'm basically a shop monkey for chico bike and board and my homeboy who works there is always bumping bluegrass music. the music in this trailer really brought me back. anwyway, these guys used fixed gear bikes to do a 1200km ride. for us 'MERICANS that's approximately 745 miles. hella far. oh yeah, and it's on good ol' analog film.

"The Australian’s call it Walkabout, a chance to escape from the routine, heading into the empty wilderness to empty the body and soul of built up trash, we call it FLAT OUT.

Using the simplest and cleanest form of transport, a Track bike. Four cyclists, meet at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, to embark on a journey into extreme terrain during dangerous summer conditions, riding a massive 1200km of road in only ten days to the city of Melbourne.

With the monumental landscapes of Australia as the backdrop, a country and continent all in one that has some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes on the planet, this challenging and hill ridden terrain proved the perfect situation to film a documentary. The riders were captured having to conquer their own inner demons to complete the journey within the ten days. Cycling an average 8 hours a day getting from one destination to the next, this experience allowed all of them to take stock and reflect, traveling on a more spiritual and inward journey. Each rider’s story being expressed individually using words, photos; drawings, music and a personal diary filmed on super 8 films. This will result in a film and book capturing the journey and experience from start to finish available later this year.

The question is… did they make it?

FLAT OUT is made up of individuals who share a common interest in riding Track bikes.

Producers / Founders:
Ian White & Patrick Seabase

Manager & Photographer:
Ian White / UK - Switzerland / Artist / Illustrator / Designer / Creative consultant

Renaud Skyronka / France / Movie Maker / Track Bike Enthusiast

Patrick Seabase / Switzerland / Fixed gear Switzerland / Gorilla Bicycles / Bicycle Film Festival

Pierre Emm aka Le Lama / France / Art Professor at the High school of Fine Arts Paris / Polo Player / Free Rider:

Henrik "Artoo" Kuerschner / Germany / CTRS member / Creative

Andrea SchilirĂ² / Italy / Artist / Photographer / Athlete

we appreciate the support from ELEMENT / MAHAMAYA / Velocity / GOrilla / RETROSUPERFUTURE - THANK YOU

This is the first teaser, enjoy.


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