Last month Easy Rider died. Peter Fonda, the writer, producer and star of the 1960s counter culture classic film, passed away from lung cancer at the age of 79.
Easy Rider was the touchstone for the freedom movement and explored the rise of the hippie generation, flower people, drug use and communal lifestyle. The Harley Davidson chopper played a key role in the film.
I was a university student in that era, when the Vietnam War was the focus of student protest and Sir Tim Shadbolt was in his ascendancy. But I never caught the motorbike bug, and have not