This past weekend, the Bike Cult Show celebrated the bicycle frame in all its functional and artistic beauty. Not only that, the show was dedicated to a reputable bicycle builder, one Ezra Caldwell. Even though Ezra was forced into way-to-early retirement, he still is making an impact on the bicycle industry and humanity as a whole. In short, cancer is the antagonist that forced him into retirement but it has not stopped his smile, wit, and daily productivity. The above short film FASST: A Tale Told In Three Bikes, was put together by Sam Newman specifically to be debuted at the Bike Cult Show closing party. It tells the story of Fast Boy Cycles, Ezra Caldwell, and Cancer through the narration of Ezra and footage from the construction of three different bikes.
This man is truly an inspiration, truly an artist, and truly human. The 14 minutes and 38 seconds is well worth it to view this short. I wish HomeGrown Goods could have made it to the Bike Cult Show to not only to view the beautiful works of East Coast frame builders but to meet Ezra and his work personally.
Follow Ezra's endevours on his blog and photography website: