Fast Eddie is a true ode to the love and art of motorcycle riding. Ed Fisher, aka FAST EDDIE, is turning 94 and this short documentary celebrates his life, and love of riding, in a way that will make you both tear up a little and cheer for him at the same time. The true spirit of why we take to the open road, how one falls in love with riding, and where it can take you in life is captured in these ten minutes.
Ed has been riding since he was sixteen, saved $95 to buy his first Indian Motorcycle in 1941, and began competing shortly after. He quickly gathered some much-deserved attention as a factory rider for Indian Motorcycles, before representing Triumph as one of their first East Coast riders in 1952. A true legend and master of the art, Ed has a reputation of out riding just about everybody, and will likely leave you in the dust, even at 94. When asked about riding at his age he says, “I’d say as long as I live, I hope I can ride.”
This short film made by husband and wife filmmakers, Brenna Eckerson and Kyle Pahlow, of The Heyday Union, is nothing short of a shot of joy, and you gotta give it a watch.