Last week, I said a farewell to Ezra Caldwell and in that time, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to leave this world, especially as someone who made a lot of really beautiful, meaningful moments and machines for people to enjoy their lives through.
Ezra Caldwell produced a lot of exceptionally-crafted bicycles while building Fast Boy Cycles and he was able to document them himself, so that people like me, who rarely saw his work in person, felt some attraction to these inanimate objects. His lugwork, liveries and iconography spoke with a resonance that will continue to echo through time.
This stainless heart headbadge represents Ezra’s legacy and I was lucky enough to see this bike in person at Mellow Johnny’s today, where it’s being built. Hopefully, I’ll be able to photograph the bike in its entirety, but for now, I just wanted to say thank you, Ezra Caldwell.
Thank you for showing the world your life, your struggle and your work, in a way that few can equal…
You did Teach Cancer to Cry my friend.