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Name: megan
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

fast boy cycles

this is ezra caldwell. a dear friend that lives in NYC. he is a good man with a big heart. in fact, he now has a port going directly to his heart. he has cancer. this is where they will administer the chemo. straight to his jugular.

so at just 34 years old, he got dealt this card and will have to see it through. his motto that a friend of ours thought up is: fuck cancer. i'm ezra. i think its comforting for everyone. especially him.

i put up a blog where he is documenting this new thing for him. he named it: teaching cancer to cry. i like that.

ezra began building wood fenders a while back. and then moved on to frame building. he came down and apprenticed with whitney and fast boy cycles began. then everything started happening very quickly. building frames was steady work, he became friends with jeff at urban velo and was a contributor there and was recently interviewed by them in his shop.

other nice words.

his cancer discovery happened during the time i was having dumb nose surgery. funny how things pale in comparison to the c-word. my dad had lung cancer. twice. never smoked a day in his life. he's still here. he's active and healthy.

cancer is rough. and it afflicts too many people. i hope there is a break-through very soon to help people dealing with this. did you see the 60min interview about The Kanzius Machine?

His name is John Kanzius, he's a former businessman and radio technician who built a radio wave machine that has cancer researchers so enthusiastic about its potential they're pouring money and effort into testing it out.

If clinical trials pan out - and there's still a long way to go - the Kanzius machine will zap cancer cells all through your body without the need for drugs or surgery and without side effects. None at all. At least that's the idea.

for now, we do all that we can for the folks we love. and for strangers alike. its important.

ezra comes to visit and we ride around town.


he puts together yohei's bike in the living room. pie takes watch.

pie, the bike guard dog

we go to that cowboy store on s. congress. midnight cowboy.

i wanna be a cowboy baby

we do more riding with friends.

pub crawl ride tonite friday 3/9

we drink many margaritas at polvos.

ezra listens as whitney talks torches and metal

we do some good porch sittin.

porch sittin

the japanese national treasure wants to be a cowboy.

koguhito cowboy

always lots of riding involved.

look who hit the streets of austin

i have 4 bikes that ezra put together for me. the xtracycle, the milwaukee got a nice wheelset upgrade, and the surly 1x1 refashioned to a city bike. this one is a fast boy track frame and one of his wood bars.


can't wait to see him again. NYC is too far away.

the airport arrival


Anonymous ezra said...

you're an angel, megan ann.. and everyone should have a friend like you. Can't wait 'til you get up here, cause we're gonna mess NYC UP!

8/06/2008 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice posting! ezra is a strong boy he will see this thru just fine!

all be good!


8/07/2008 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

megan ur a great friend it seems. i should defiantly stop and say more than hi when i see you at events.

Ezra, have not met you yet.
But from your entries you seem like a kind, brave and strong dude.

8/07/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Frenchy aka Bike Boy said...

Great post: While I have only met Ezra once, the post and the pictures really nicely color in the nuances of a true renaissance man (artist, athlete, and bike boy...I hear that his dancing was also really intense and very physical).

8/08/2008 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

kick cancer's ass....

8/27/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger megan said...

thank you friends for visiting and your comments. ezra is a doing ok. he's moving right though this on his asslesss bike. its not been entirely easy....but i think he's still teaching cancer to cry.

8/27/2008 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Graham said...

Great post Megan. I just spent several hours catching up on Ezra's story and his photos. Thank you.

Congrats on the new house!

12/10/2008 07:57:00 PM  

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