Urban Velo

Rest in Peace, Fast Boy

It’s with great sadness that we report that Ezra Caldwell has passed away. Known to many for his prodigious photography, to some as a skilled woodworker, to others as a creative bicycle framebuilder, and to many as a friend and an inspiration, Ezra battled cancer like few ever will, in full view of the public and with neither an apology nor a request for sympathy.

We at Urban Velo are forever grateful for Ezra’s contributions, for his friendship and for the encouragement he gave us. To his wife, Hillary, as well as his friends and family we extend our most heartfelt condolences.

Rest in peace, Fast Boy. Rest in peace.

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  1. The RIP thread... - Page 83 - London Fixed-gear and Single-speedMay 28, 2014 at 5:51 am

    [...] RIP Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles http://urbanvelo.org/rest-in-peace-fastboy/ [...]

  2. Dan GMay 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Ugh. Seeing him speak in Pittsburgh a few years ago was a really great experience — he was as upbeat without being delusional in person as he was online. I had checked his blog again a month or so ago and was hoping that no news was good news; sorry to learn that was not the case. Glad that Ezra had the support and connection that he did.
    I hope that I have half as many people in my corner if I find myself in a similar situation. Rest in peace, Fast Boy.

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