Lachlan would go on to win Stage 7 of that race. After which we did an interview with him in a library on the first floor of a hotel in Beaver Creek just down the street from Beaver Liquors. He was funny, and chill AF. He raced with a miniature custom license plate under his saddle, which is almost as cool as smoking a cigarette on the podium. I don’t remember what it said, shoot. If I did we’d DEF include it in this paragraph. Oh well. Anyway, over the next two years we became friends. We did stuff together at the 2014 Tour Down Under. After the first stage there is an off day (wtf is that all about anyway), so we interviewed him about Thereabouts (before it was Thereabouts) in the market under the city, and lite-absconded with him to the pier at Glenelg Beach for a skateboard and fishing photoshoot.
Our conversation about Thereabouts led to more conversations about Thereabouts. Which led to a conversation about Yonder Journal’s Dead Reckoning Campaign. Which led to a 10-day bicycle tour odyssey from Sydney 2 Melbourne, late last year. There were trains, dishlickers, parmis, dirt roads, apocalyptic heat, sneaky 17s, and even some bike riding.Point is we love Lachlan. We try to hang out with him as much as possible. This interview that you’re about to read was just an excuse to learn more about him. Also, it worked—see for yourself.”- MFS
II Twenty & Eight™ Questions with Lachlan Morton
I never raced, I rode a lot. I used to go on moto trips to Dunedoo with a school mate, just camping and riding all day. I miss that. When I got more serious with cycling that pretty much took over everything else I was doing. I got out on a dirt bike about a year ago on the north shore beach in Port Macquarie, though. Still got it. 🙂
Fox was the shit! I had Fox everything: helmet, gloves, body armor… but the pants! The pants were the best.
Sure, its up there. Its a cool little spot out of town. The coffee is good. It wouldn’t make my personal top ten, but for the town, sure.
Ha, well I don’t know much about the new plans but my dad had a lot to do with the initial development of Town Green. He worked on the council at the time and it was massively controversial. Now everyone loves it. The fig trees down there are beautiful but the town is growing, businesses love the tourists, tourists need places to stay.
Yeah, its P-mac or just Port. And the Macquarie hotel is the “Macca.”
Rachel and I drove from Denver to LA and hit Vegas as a last-minute decision on the way back from Palm Springs. She was asleep and I had the Fear and Loathing audiobook on. As we were about to pass by I pulled in and she woke up in the valet at Caesars. We were feeling pretty boss. We looked up what shows were on and Wiz was playing. We got tickets, went to Margaritaville, got wasted and went to the show. It was unreal. Thirty dudes on stage, gin poured on the crowd etc. I’d go again
Is that the ultimate quest? I’m starting to work it out. In the past I’d treated them as two separate things. I don’t think that was a healthy way to do it. NowI treat training as riding. I enjoy the races, the preparation and don’t dwell on the results too much. I still need my time on the trails or on an adventure, but I just see it all as riding now.
I think i ended up fifth but i forgot my timing chip. It was fun, I crashed at least 20 times (not an exaggeration). Once the course got rutted out I was useless, but for a while I really thought I’d win ha. I had the nicest bike and the least experience.
Both things, equally. That idea that I’d find someone that could deal with me, and commit to that for a life time—amazing. The fact that I own a car at all—amazing.
Colorado is becoming more like home. I have all my stuff here. It’s the only place where I’m not living out of a suitcase. I enjoy that more and more. I enjoyed the winter. The snow is still a novelty for me and cycling clothes are amazing now, so you can always ride as long as the road isn’t frozen.
First one I got is just a ten sided shape on my arm, Gus and I got the same one. Rachel drew the fox I have on my shoulder. My sisters’ name all written on top of each other in my left bicep. The route of Thereabouts on my left leg and just a design I liked on my left pec. Dassss it.
Umm, probably being part of Christian Vande Velde’s win at the USA Pro Challenge as a stagiaire. It was my first race with a world tour team.
Probably racing the last stage of the USA Pro Challenge last year, sitting in fifth, very hung over. No fun, still attacked though. Maybe that’s my proudest.
Joe Lewis, he is amazingly skilled in the art of shit talking. Rarely related to the task at hand.
Bike riders are most honest on their bikes because that’s where they are most comfortable. I’ve heard a lot of great stories along with things I wish I could unhear, but they stay on the bike… sorry.
Moby’s great, definitely a phase , but a great one nonetheless.
"Driving From Gila"
- 1 Ja Rule Living It Up
- 2 Tiga Overtime
- 3 Desire Under Your Spell
- 4 A$AP Rocky Suddenly
- 5 Justice The Party
- 6 Caribou Can't Do Without You
- 7 Traveling Wilburys End of the Line
- 8 Chic Everybody Dance
- 9 Daft Punk Rollin' & Scratchin'
- 10 Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe, Remy Lean Back
- 11 Marshall Jefferson Mushrooms (Justin Martin Mix)
It would probably change the way most people view David Beckam if we could get our show aired.
Rachel wanted one. I came up with the name: Toad the Toadman Toadfish, Toad for short. Named after toadfish from the Australian soap opera Neighbors. He’s amazing. He spoons my neck when I sleep, what else could you need?
[Lachlan abstained from answering this question. Not sure why.]
Won $180 bucks on the dogs once. We went to Smuts (the Down Under nightclub) afterwards, on a Wednesday. It was great.
- ‘Hard yakka’: hard work
- ‘Sinking middys’: drinking mid sized beers
- ‘Lucky shop’: betting establishment
- ‘Hit the frog and toad’: leave
- ‘Dog’s eye’: meat pie
I can honestly say I have no idea what that means. I liked the one hand one bounce catch rule at school.
I’d like to push for a top five. I’m pretty confident we can get it there. That’s why I take all these interviews, every Lachlan has to do their part.
- The Rift
- Tommorrow When the War Began
- The Outsiders
All from year 4-7 English.
- V for Vendetta
- Natural Born Killers
- Pulp Fiction
- Joe Dirt
- Saturday NightFever
- Morton’s (table salt)
- Morton’s (steakhouse chain)
- Morton (city in Washington state, population 1,117)
- Gary Morton (Lucille Ball’s second husband)
- Gary Morton (real estate agent in Littleton, Colorado)