Although this video is about bike builder, Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles, it goes far beyond the process of simply building bikes. Ezra is currently fighting rectal cancer, facing down and processing what it means to live a life that has now been given a timeline, and figuring out how to continue his cycling passion with physical restrictions. No longer allowed to actually sit on a bike seat, Ezra built the “assless” bike that he now rides, which isn’t too far removed from a simple trials bike. The video is beautifully shot, and bike interests aside there is a lot to be gained from this regarding perspective on living and dying. Ezra is a unique individual and we wish him the best.
The 2013 Feel My Legs, I’m A Racer ride is officially in the books and the dudes from Boyz on the Hoodz put together this video recap of all the brutality. This looks like such a fun and crushing ride. Don’t sleep on it next year.
Matt Ruscigno, the organizer of the event, has a recap on his site as well.
Informal fast laps around town with friends are generally a good time. Wolfpack Hustle STL does a few on the mostly empty night time streets.
Y’all should know that this Friday is Bike To Work Day. In case you don’t know, film production company, Imagery with Impact, has created this promotional video contrasting the experience of a bike commuter against a car commuter starting their days. Admittedly, this is a romanticized piece. The cyclist has perfect weather, gets no flats, doesn’t get swerved or yelled at, and basically has an idyllic commute into work. With that said, this DOES happen, and even with all the normal frustrations that can pop up on a commute into work, the accomplishment always outshines the doldrum of car commuting. If you’ve been commuting for years, keep at it. If you’re new to the whole idea, watch this video and join a ride in your area to get a taste of what it’s all about.
We’ve featured Josh Estey’s videos before, and now we share his latest. Fixed Gear California follows an ill-advised tour along the coast on a two-speed fixed/free build. No maps, an overly ambitious goal and a blown out hub cut the trip short, but the video sure is nice.